These courses are intended for workers who assist and/or care for the sick, disabled and elderly in private homes or institutions and for workers who assist clients with shopping, cleaning and personal care.
Participants must complete the first course in order to continue on to the next course. Course topics include assistance and care, first aid, self-empowement and communication, exercise and more.
These courses are a prelude to further studies in the Social Bridge Program.
These courses are intended for Efling members who work in health and social services and are offered free of charge for these members.
The courses takes place at Mímir, Höfðabakki 9.
Please register with Efling by phone 510 7500 or email at email@example.com.
Both courses are taught in Icelandic.
Hildur Rós Guðnadóttir:
“Attending such studies is good for a person in so many ways. It keeps one occupied and enhances one’s performance at work and then result in a small raise. I encourage all union representatives to recommend this course to their co-workers.”
“Everything about these studies was interesting to me. As I am from another country I found it fun and useful to learn about how we approach various aspects of care work in Iceland. It is often different from how we do things in my country of origin. It is a different culture with different ways of handling communication, which one needs to be aware of when one is caring for vulnerable people.”