A CCA in the Cypress Health Region provides personal care and activities of daily living for clients/residents/patients to encourage optimum level of functioning. CCAs support long term care residents and home care clients in meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
How do I become trained?
You can start working as a CCA right away. If you are a successful applicant you will be hired to work as an Untrained CCA while taking your training through the Cypress Health Region/Great Plains College Collaborative CCA program. Intakes are offered regularly.
There are several opportunities to receive your CCA training and education. Please contact us for details on how to become a Continuing Care Assistant with the Cypress Health Region.
Most recently, the Cypress Health Region signed a partnership with the Great Plains College for increased educational seats that has been specifically built for health region employees. This full-time program begins in March 2016.
If you prefer to work on your own there is opportunity to take the course via correspondence through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, which can be done on your own time and at your own pace. In collaboration with Great Plains College the program is offered via videoconferencing technology so that you can learn in or near your home community saving you significant travel costs.
What is the cost of the CCA training program?
The total cost of tuition for the CCA program is approximately $6,035 plus additional expenses for books, materials, and fees. It is important to be mindful of scholarships that are available through the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, McIntyre Family Foundation, and others.
Also, we offer participants enrolled in the CCA Program and working as an Untrained CCA in our region the opportunity to pay tuition through payroll deduction, making the cost of the program more manageable.
For more information on becoming a CCA please contact us or view our Continuing Care Assistant Brochure.