As of Spring 2024 Shannex work and learn program is temporarily paused. For more information on current healthcare and clinical opportunities, visit our Healthcare and Clinical Careers page.

Guaranteed Employment and Benefits Immediately

With more than 35 years as a trusted provider of quality accommodations, services and care to seniors, Shannex is built on a foundation of Great People and exceptional service. As the number of seniors continues to increase, organizations are working to welcome more front-line team members to the long term care sector. If you’ve been thinking about a career change, we want you on our team.

About the Program

Consider a new career with an opportunity to work toward becoming a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Personal Support Worker (PSW) or Client Services Attendant (CSA). You can find a quick description of the roles in the FAQ section at the bottom of the page. Successful applicants will receive an Orientation Welcome Package with all that’s required to transition into this new role with ease, earning a competitive wage with paid vacation.

Alongside peers, you will learn through a combination of classroom and on the job training in one of Shannex’s communities. Every participant will be mentored by experienced team members and clinical professionals.

2023/2024 Scheduled Cohorts

ProvincePositionLocationStarting Date(s)Starting WageAdditional Information
NSCCAHalifaxTBD$17.92 – 19.01Centralized training supporting all NS nursing homes

This exciting opportunity is designed so participants have a built-in network of support. Small groups of participants will embark on a life-changing journey together, first starting in a classroom environment and then gaining experience in the same Shannex community. After the successful completion of the education, participants will receive an employment offer to work in a Shannex community.

At Shannex, we understand what makes us unique also makes us strong. We believe when people bring a variety of life and work experiences to our team, it adds value and a new perspective to our work. It’s why we want to invest in your career and make this opportunity accessible to anyone excited about a new career in the long term care sector. In addition to a streamlined application process, applicants require no prior training or education and can start a new career without financial strain. As a participant, you will earn immediately, learn continuously and always feel appreciated.

How can I eventually become a CCA or PSW? 

Every day, residents welcome us into their homes where we are needed to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Our team members place residents at the centre of all they do, supporting their independence, happiness, health and wellbeing. Successful applicants will be selected to complete a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job training. When you are ready, Shannex will continue to support you by partnering with an education provider to determine the best approach to become a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process. CCA’s are exam-certified healthcare professionals through the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and valued members of the Shannex front line team. In New Brunswick, once you complete the 12-week training program, you will graduate as a PSW.

Working at Shannex

At Shannex, you’ll find a supportive team and an environment where meaningful connections and conversations always await. Here are a few words from valued members of our team:

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question not answered below? Please complete the form above and a member of our team will be in touch.

What is a CSA?

A CSA, or Client Services Assistant helps residents with the essential day-to-day tasks that they are no longer able to perform.

What is a CCA?

A CCA, or Continuing Care Assistant are certified individuals who provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) to individuals within the long-term care community for the purpose of promoting holistic health and independence.

What is a PSW

A PSW, or Personal Support Worker is a healthcare provider who addresses the physical and psychosocial needs of those living in a long-term care community.

When will I start?

Successful applicants will be welcomed as new team members as cohorts are organized.

Where will I learn?

Learning will take place at Shannex’s Centre for Excellence. On-the-job training will take place at one of Shannex’s long term care (Enhanced Care) communities.

What costs will I have to pay?

We’re committed to helping you make the transition as smooth as possible. All costs, materials and resources required to complete your training will be covered by Shannex.

What are the hours of work?

Following the first two weeks of in-classroom learning, which will take place during regular business hours, participants will join the ranks of our other full-time front-line team members on a rotating schedule which will include days, evenings and weekends.