As our population ages, the demand for long-term care services is growing, creating a number of fulfilling career opportunities in this specialized healthcare sector. If you are looking for a rewarding career that makes a difference in the lives of the elderly and those living with serious chronic conditions, why not consider a career in long-term care?
Types of Careers
Long-term care homes need skilled workers from many different areas of expertise to provide services and care for residents. Some positions require little to no experience to get your foot in the door, others require a college diploma or a university degree.
Minimal Education or Certification Needed
- Care Support Assistants
- Food Service Workers (enrolled in a program to be completed within 3 years)
- Student Placements (both paid and unpaid)
- Volunteer (unpaid)
Get your foot in the door. Build seniority within the home and learn the environment. Receive competitive pay, benefits (or pay in lieu of benefits) and explore long-term care.
- Personal Support Worker
- Registered Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Cook (Red Seal)
- Maintenance and Environmental (Trades certification)
- Activation Programs (Related college or university)
Higher Levels of Education and Experience/ Administration and Management
- Director of Care
- Nutrition Manager
- Maintenance Manager
- RAI Coordinator
- Unit Clerk
- Office Clerk
- PSW Coordinator
- Office Coordinator
- Resident and Family Services Manager
Working towards a career in long-term care
Many colleges and universities in Ontario offer training for long-term care careers, including Georgian College from their Owen Sound campus.