Personal Support Worker Program
Personal Support Workers are an important part of the health care team. The Personal Support Worker Program enables you to develop skills required to provide personal support services to clients and their families, clients and residents in the community, at home, in hospitals and in long-term care facilities.
Services provided by the PSW include:
- assistance in routine daily living activities
- personal care and hygiene
- ongoing medical conditions and medications
- management of household activities
This program combines instructor led training with a clinical work placement designed to prepare students for a career in health care.
Classroom (Instructor led)
Lab/ Workshop/ Field Work
Job Shadowing Placement
Safety and Mobility
Assisting with Personal Hygiene
Household Management, Meal Preparation and Nutrition
Care Planning/Restorative Care/Electronic Documentation/Working in the Community
Assisting the Family/Growth and Development
Assisting the Dying Person
Assisting with Medications
Cognitive/Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
Clinical Placement - Community
Clinical Placement - Facility
Program Intake Times
Our students engage in hands-on learning and graduate with the advantage of practical experience before starting on their career path. Some programs even offer a field-placement component wherein the student is placed in an actual work setting under professional supervision as a component of the overall curriculum. Switching careers is also very common today and our intensive practice oriented programs help ease the transition from one career to another.
Many of our programs offer frequent start dates to help accommodate students wishing to quickly begin their studies, and move efficiently through their program and into relevant employment.
Courses are generally offered 20 hours per week, four hours per day. Students may choose morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes, Monday through Sunday, with the curriculum focused on practical career education providing the skills and knowledge students need to move seamlessly into the careers for which they are being prepared. Many of the College's programs are offered on a part-time basis.