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Long Term Care Careers

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. Grey County operates three long-term care homes: Grey Gables in Markdale, Lee Manor in Owen Sound, and Rockwood Terrace in Durham.  

Our homes embrace our 'Colour It Your Way' philosophy and provide exceptional person-centred care.  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)
  • Housekeeping/Laundry
  • 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.

Long Term Care: PSW - Personal Support Worker

Long Term Care: FSW - Food Service Worker

Long Term Care: CSA - Care Support Assistant

College/Certified Positions

Higher Levels of Education and Experience/ Administration and Management

  • Director of Care
  • Nutrition Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • RAI Coordinator
  • Unit Clerk
  • Office Clerk
  • Scheduler
  • 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. 

Explore Your Healthcare Career Options

Did you know there is an online resource to help boost the future workforce's interest in the long-term care sector?  Check out this resource to explore career options for students, educators, and anyone interested in an engaging career in health, food, social work, recreation therapy and more. 
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