Skills Personal Support Worker - Home Support in the Northeast Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "personal support worker - home support" was moved from the group Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412) to the group Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations (NOC 44101).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a personal support worker - home support in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 44101).

Tasks

  • Care for pets
  • Administer bedside and personal care
  • Administer medications
  • Assist clients in water (i.e. pool)
  • Assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene
  • Assist in regular exercise, e.g., walk
  • Assume full responsibility for household (in absence of householder)
  • Change non-sterile dressings
  • Collect specimens
  • Demonstrate infant care to new parents
  • Feed or assist in feeding
  • Launder clothing and household linens
  • Mend clothing and linens
  • Perform light housekeeping and cleaning duties
  • Plan therapeutic diets and menus
  • Provide companionship
  • Provide personal care
  • Shop for food and household supplies
  • Prepare and serve nutritious meals

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Serving Others
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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