Frequently Asked Questions
To apply for the Uncertified Home Care Attendant Training Program, visit the UHCA Training Program job posting on our careers website and click “apply now.” If you have applied for a job with us before, sign in to your account. If you are not yet a registered user, create an account. If you need help creating an account, watch our video tutorial.
Once you have created your account, complete the online application. Be sure to attach any applicable documents (resume, cover letter, etc.). After you apply, you will receive an email to confirm your application has been submitted.
For more information about how to apply and our recruitment process, visit our How to Apply page.
We are looking for passionate individuals with the following experience and qualifications:
- Recent experience in providing personal care to children, persons 65 years and older and/or those with disabilities
- Effective English verbal and written communication skills
- Must possess and maintain a valid intermediate or full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s license and have personal access to a vehicle for work purposes
- Current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Minimum Grade 10 education, Manitoba standards
- Previous experience with housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation is preferred
Home care attendants use their personal vehicles to travel between their client's homes. Therefore, a valid intermediate or full stage driver's license is required at the time of application.
If you are new to Manitoba, visit MPI's website to learn more about how to apply for a Manitoba license.
Home care attendants use their personal vehicles to travel between their client's homes. Therefore, personal access to a vehicle for work purposes is required at the time of application.
Effective English verbal and written communication skills is required at the time of application.
If you are new to Manitoba and would like to develop your English skills, visit Red River College's website to learn more about their Language Training Programs.
A certified home care attendant is someone who has completed their health care aide training and obtained a certificate from a recognized educational institution. This can be done in as little as six months and wages start at $20.99/hour.
An uncertified home care attendant is someone who has successfully completed the WRHA's four-week Uncertified Home Care training program. Uncertified home care attendants earn $19.50/hour.
There is no difference in the type of work or tasks that are assigned to certified or uncertified home care attendants, as they are both able to provide home care services to our clients.
Working as an uncertified home care attendant provides a stepping stone to becoming a certified home care attendant/health care aide. The WRHA currently offers a funded Bridging Program to obtain your health care aide certificate once you have achieved a certain number of hours of work with the Home Care Program as an uncertified home care attendant. A number of Manitoba’s educational institutions also offer Challenge Programs where an applicant can enroll to obtain their health care aide certificate if they have obtained a pre-requisite number of hours as an uncertified health care aide/home care attendant.
During the four-week training program, you will learn about 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, dignity in care, mental health, communication and more. Our skilled instructors will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed as an Uncertified Home Care Attendant. As a student, you will participate in full-time, hands-on and classroom learning, followed by a practicum in the community.
To learn more about the the UHCA training program, visit our Learning Experience page.
To find out when the next training program class starts, visit our Program Overview page.
Uncertified home care attendants work with clients in the comfort of their own homes, helping them live independently by assisting with activities of daily living. This includes personal care (bathing/toileting), mobility and transfer assistance, meal planning and preparation, medication assistance, housekeeping and laundry, and in-home respite services.
Due to the nature of this job, driving within your assigned community area is a large part of working as a home care attendant. There are several factors that impact the amount of time you will spend driving, but on average, home care attendants spend anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of their day on the road.
To learn more about the role of an uncertified home care attendant, visit our Program Overview page.
Make a difference: Be empowered to provide the care that turns a daily visit into a special moment for your client.
Pursue your potential: Start your career and access employment opportunities across Winnipeg with competitive wages, benefits, and a host of full-time and part-time options that best suit you.
Autonomy, teamwork and growth: Take control of your day and work independently or as part of a larger health care team with a reputable organization building a life while helping to build healthy communities.
Why choose the UHCA Training Program? Learn more here.
Learn more about our upcoming job fairs here.
Applicants who are interested in the UHCA Training Program or certified HCA vacancies must bring the following items to our home care job fairs:
- A printed copy of your resume
- Two (2) work-related references
- Proof of a valid intermediate or full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver's license
If you can't make it to one of our upcoming job fairs, no problem! You can still apply to the Uncertified Home Care Attendant Training Program here.
Are you ready to join a caring profession?