Universal Care Academy

Home Caregiver Certificate Course Description:

Our caregiver course was designed to help our students gain the skills necessary to be an effective nanny. We cover caregiving for special needs; disability individuals, children, and elderly individuals. It will expand student’s knowledge and fundamental skills that will be needed to help with job placement and to obtain a viable Toronto job opportunity. Our instructors are trained in teaching students how to interact with their clients and family members. Plus, they will teach them how to interact with other professionals to make the job smoother. This profession can be stressful. We devote time in this course to teaching our students how to deal with stress, burnout issues, and self care to help with this. Students will discuss different real-life scenarios that they could encounter on the job and how to deal with them through role playing using problem solving techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will learn the components of their day-to-day duties and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality as a caregiver.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a caregiver
  • Learn the legal and ethical issues involved in caregiving and the importance of proper communication
  • Stress and time management
  • Body mechanics, good posture and lifting loads safely
  • Learn how to observe people for signs and symptoms of medical conditions
  • understanding of how aging and a range of disabilities affect the body.
  • Understanding the basics of childhood development
  • Understanding the basics of adolescent development
  • Housekeeping management; hygiene, nutrition
  • Managing people with special needs; dementia, common psychiatric disorders

Course Requirement:

Performance evaluation are based on participation, and completion of all assignments. Students are expected to:

1. Participate actively in class activities
2. Respond to required reading and homework assignments
3. Successfully complete an exam and a live demonstration of the major concepts in the course

Course Duration:

Full time: 24 weeks, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm