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Uncertified Health Care Aide - Home Care Program (Paid Training and Employment Program)

Requisition ID: 328146 

Position Number: Multiple Positions

Posting End Date: Ongoing Opportunities

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Community Health Services

Work Location: Various Winnipeg Community Locations

Department / Unit: Various 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: Full-time & Part-time Opportunies 

Anticipated Shift: Days, Evenings, Weekends (Weekend work is a requirement in the Home Care program)

Daily Hours Worked: 8

Annual Base Hours: 2080

Salary: $19.505 (weekend premium bonus of $8 per hour and evening premium of $2 per hour on top of regular salary)


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Conditions of employment:

  • Must possess effective English verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver's license or equivalent and personal access to a vehicle at the time of application

Position Overview

The Home Care Program helps individuals remain in the familiar environment of their own homes by providing health services or assistance with activities of daily living. Home care services are provided throughout the Winnipeg Health Region in the following community areas: Seven Oaks/Inkster; St. Vital/St. Boniface; River East/Transcona; Fort Garry/River Heights; Downtown/Point Douglas; St. James/Assiniboine South.


Under the general supervision of the Resource Coordinator, the HCA1 – Uncertified Home Care Attendant works independently, travelling within the community to visit clients in their homes and assist them with activities of daily living and provide hands-on care. Tasks include but are not limited to, personal care (bathing/toileting), assistance with mobility and transfers, in-home respite services, medication assistance and documentation. Additional duties include housekeeping, laundry and preparing bulk or individual meals.


Successful applicants will select from part-time or full-time opportunities and participate in a full-time paid training program over a four (4) week period. Incumbents will receive instruction on subjects such as routine practices to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, proper ergonomics and fall prevention, safe client handling, lifts and transfers using a variety of techniques (including sliders/mechanical lifts, etc.), dignity in care, mental health, communication and others. Subject to successful completion of training, the incumbent will enter the community in their part-time or full-time position.


Please note: All job offers are conditional upon the successful completion of the HCA1 paid training program. Successful applicants will be required complete a return of service agreement to work a minimum of 12 months within the Home Care Program.


  • Recent experience in providing care to children, persons 65 years and older and/or those with disabilities is required.

  • Previous experience with housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Must have a minimum Grade 10 education, Manitoba standards.

  • Must successfully complete the WRHA Uncertified Home Care Attendant paid training program (candidates will be paid to attend).


  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver's license or equivalent and personal access to a vehicle at the time of application.



Knowledge of:

  • Information and/or training will be provided within the probation period for the following:

    • Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions).

    • Regional and Program policies and procedures.

    • Roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team.


  • General skills and ability to perform all tasks and responsibilities relevant to the duties of the position.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned workload.

  • Ability to recognize and pursue self-development opportunities.

  • Effective English verbal and written communication skills.

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledge in Aboriginal customs, traditions and values.

  • Ability to respond to a variety of simultaneous demands.

  • Ability to perform as a team member and seek assistance as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves extensive physical activity such as lifting, bending.

  • Must be in good physical and mental health.

  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens (i.e. residual smoke, pets and or/pet dander), physical and emotional stress.

  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.

  • Will include travel between clients with unpredictable driving conditions or potential inclement weather.

  • May encounter home environments that could have congested spaces, uneven surfaces (both inside and outside the home environment).

  • This position is also subject to TB Immunization or Tuberculin testing as per WRHA policy.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants (persons of North American Aboriginal ancestry including First Nation, (status and non-status Indians), Inuit and Métis) who are competent in Aboriginal language and/or have knowledge of Aboriginal customs, traditions and values. You are strongly encouraged to identify in your application if you belong to this employment equity group.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.



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