Care worker

Care worker

Paide campus
Additional information / commencing the studies: Laida Reitmann, laida[dot]reitmann[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone: +372 514 6884
Type of programme: Level 4 vocational education, initial training (EstQF, level 4)
Curriculum group: Social work and counselling
Programme format: Full-time school-based studies

Programme requirements: Basic education
Duration of programme: 2 years (120 EVECP)
Start of programme: 6 September 2018
The programme takes place in a flexible format one day at a time every Thursday and is also suitable for an employed individual.

Workplace training:

  • Year I – 13 weeks
  • Year II – 10 weeks

Skills and knowledge you will acquire:

  • Basics of care
  • Care procedures
  • Patient development, guidance and activation
  • Work with families with children
  • Work with elderly
  • Work with special needs individuals
  • Career planning and business basics

When you graduate, you can take level 4 occupational qualification examination for a care worker.

Opportunities on the job market:

  • Care worker
  • Carer
  • Care giver
  • Health visitor

A care worker is an employee with special training who has acquired the skills and knowledge necessary in their work in order to care, instruct and rehabilitate a patient according to plan.
Care worker is a care and health care worker. Their goal is to support and help a person in need to have a dignified life and achieve quality of life that is as high as possible. They take care of satisfying the physical, social and psychological needs of a patient while instructing and supporting them.
A care worker helps a patient with functional disorders and rehabilitation, assisting in restoring, achieving and maintaining health and supporting them when their life draws to an end.
Care workers work with people of various ages and from different cultural backgrounds who need help, care, supervision, or support due to a life situation or for other reasons.

They let the patient as a whole, their needs, strength, coping capability and beliefs guide their work when supporting the independent coping of patients.
Care workers observe human rights, professional ethics, and principles of equal treatment.
They cooperate and communicate with patient and patient’s close family, relatives and other workers in the network.
Constant and life-long learning are essential in the care worker’s job.

The programme takes place at Paide campus pursuant to the care workers’ operational programme.