Professional training

Institutional and Home Care Assistance (PAB)

Next sessions

September 20, 2021

January 24, 2022

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. Hybrid model: online and in class for labs or exams

Location

163 rue Cleghorn, Saint-Lambert, Qc, J4R 2J4

Duration

8 months (870 Hours / 58 Credits)

Why enroll in this program?

These days, more than ever, PABs are crucial to our health system. The Institutional and Home Care Assistance program prepares students for the trade or occupation of patient service associate and home support worker in the health and social services sector. Our dedicated teaching nurses provide training in a modern hospital ward and home setting with the latest medical equipment. 

With 5 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

  • The program is officially recognized by the Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports.
  • The professional training you receive opens doors to many jobs in both the public and private sectors.
  • Financial aid is available for eligible candidates au www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/

Program objectives

  • Train students to provide care and assistance in public, private and community health care networks to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical, psychological, or psychosocial disabilities
  • Train students to work on a team and establish effective helping relationships.
  • The rationale of this occupation is to provide aid to patients so that they may recover or maintain their autonomy and overall health condition.

Special features of the program

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

For more information on Functional Prerequisites, please visit the InfoRouteFPT website.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
    30
    2
  • Establish a helping relationship
    60
    4
  • Adopt relational approaches with clients with cognitive impairments, mental health problems or neurodevelopmental disorders
    60
    4
  • Determine the appropriate means to respond to the needs of clients with physical illnesses and disabilities
    60
    4
  • Provide care related to activities of daily living (ADL)
    75
    5
  • Prevent infections and contamination
    30
    2
  • Provide assistive care related to daily activities
    120
    8
  • Deal with situations involving risk
    30
    2
  • Work with clients who require assistive care at home or in alternative living environments
    105
    7
  • Deal with family, social and cultural contexts
    60
    4
  • Provide assistance to clients in palliative and end-of-life care
    30
    2
  • Consider the rules and procedures for administering medications and basic invasive care involved in assistance with activities of daily living
    45
    3
  • Provide assistive care related to the client’s clinical reality
    60
    4
  • Administer first aid
    30
    2
  • Provide assistive care to clients requiring short-term care
    75
    5