Summary Personal Support Worker - Home Support in Canada
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 key facts and figures about working as a personal support worker - home support. The following information is applicable to all Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations (NOC 44101).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations, provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. They provide care in the client's residence, where they may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed.
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High school or specific training
This occupation usually requires a secondary school diploma or several weeks of on-the-job training.
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- 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
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