SUMMER EMPLOYMENT (NURSING STUDENTS): Continuing Care Assistant/Personal Support Worker

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: June 12, 2021

Are you an RN or LPN student who is passionate about home care and interested in gaining
valuable experience to support your career? If so, consider a Full Time/Part Time/ Casual
position as a Continuing Care Assistant/Personal Support Worker at Closing the Gap
Healthcare and help us make a difference in the lives of our clients!. Positions available

Closing the Gap Healthcare (CTG) is proud to be a Canadian owned, award-winning, fully accredited and
government (Ministry of Health) funded organization.

We are dedicated to providing people of all ages the highest level of care across a wide range of home based and clinic healthcare services. Everything we do is based on ethical principles and compassion,
together with our commitment to meet the highest practice standards. We are, in every way, A Team
Made for Caring™.

Due to a growing community and an influx of patients requiring care from local referral sources, CTG is
seeking Continuing Care Assistants who are passionate about client care.

This position may appeal to you if:
• You love the idea of making a direct impact to your clients’ lives
• You enjoy flexibility in your schedule. At CTG we are happy to work with you to find a schedule
that allows you to balance your school, home and work lives.
• You value working with a collaborative team and the guidance and direction of an experienced
supervisor – At CTG we foster an environment of lifelong learning and sharing best practice.
• You are interested in working in following regions: Bedford, Hammond Plains, Prospect,
Spryfield, Downtown Halifax, Clayton Park, Sambro

The Successful Nursing Student interested in working as a Continuing Care Assistant will have:
• Currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program (at least 2nd year) or Practical Nursing
Program(at least 2nd year)
• Up to date CPR/First Aid Certification, acceptable criminal check and child abuse registry check.
• Outstanding focus on client safety and ability to develop respectful working relationships with
clients and families to meet their care needs
• Exemplary skills in delivering high-quality customer experiences
• A proven track record of being accountable for multiple deliverables, reporting and high- quality
• Experience in independent problem solving and recognizing when support from peers and
supervisors is needed
• Travel within urban and rural settings (must arrange own transportation or be on an accessible
bus route)

As a member of A Team Made for Caring™ at Closing the Gap, you can expect:
• Competitive wages based on experience
• Group benefits including an Employee Assistance Plan
• Company contributions to your RRSP• Ongoing tools, webinars and resources to support mental health
• A culture of recognition and appreciation
• A dynamic and collaborative team committed to excellence
• Paid travel time
• Paid orientation
• A company issued mobile phone

• A shift may be varied and could include helping with daily activities of living, personal care,
respite for caregivers, recreation activities or meal preparation. Care takes place in home of the

CTG offers flexible hours, a comprehensive compensation package, and a positive culture that provides
discipline specific professional support and education.
We are excited you are considering applying to become a valued member of our “Team Made for

This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Canada, who meet all of the essential
requirements stated above. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and
assessment process as required under the CTG Accessibility policy.

If you are interested in this position and can demonstrate that you meet the requirements defined in
this job description, please send your resume to and indicate in the
subject line that you are applying to Continuing Care Assistant-Halifax.