Personal Support Worker
Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Get the training you need to become a Personal Support Worker.

Type

Certificate

Weeks

28

Introduction

Are you a caring individual who likes to help others?

Would you enjoy working in a career that makes you feel good about yourself at the end of the day?

Is your career goal to work with people in the HealthCare field?

If you have answered yes to these questions, this is the right career for you. Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) help people with everyday activities such as grooming, dressing, and other household tasks.

Modules

  1. PSW Foundations
  2. Safety and Mobility
  3. Body Systems
  4. Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  5. Abuse and Neglect
  6. Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  7. Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community
  8. Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  9. Assisting the Dying Person
  10. Assisting with Medications
  11. Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  12. Health Conditions
  13. Clinical Placement (Community)
  14. Clinical Placement (Facility)

Clinical Placement

  • College arranges 310 hours of mandatory Clinical Placement for the students.
  • Students work at long-term facilities, home care services, retirement homes or senior’s apartments to complete certificate requirements.
  •  Students will be able to gain experience by applying theoretical concepts in real situation.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • 19 years or older not having and OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 14 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
  • Good oral and written English skills (student must pass a literacy test)
  • Medical Certificate (free of communicable disease with up-to-date immunization status)
  • Negative Police Check (Vulnerable persons) Canada wide
  • Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program

Note:

  • Hepatitis B immunization though not an admission requirement but is strongly recommended, since it is required by many employers.

Career Opportunities

You will work as a Personal Support Worker in:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Group homes
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Day care centres (children or adults)
  • Home care agencies
  • Hospices
  • Home care agencies

More Details

There is a shortage of Personal Support Workers in Canada, and you can help fill the demand. Start now by getting the training to become a PSW. This certificate program was developed as part of the Ontario government’s plan to reform long-term care and support services which are provided to people in long-term care facilities or living at home in the community.

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