Personal Support Worker

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Become a Personal Support Worker!

This program includes a 10-week co-op placement.

This is one of the fastest growing occupations in Canada. Demand is so high for PSW’s in Ontario, that many of our students get hired before they even graduate!

Working in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the homes of patients, can be challenging, but extremely rewarding. PSW’s occupy a truly special role in improving the quality of life for seniors or individuals coping with serious medical conditions. Personal Support Workers are quickly becoming one of the most valuable members of our medical community.

You will gain a solid education in:

  • Mental health and cognitive impairment

  • Professionalism and career management

  • and more

  • Infection control and safety

  • Health, wellness and home management

  • Body structure and functions

  • Medications

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of the Personal Support Worker program may look for employment in a number of areas including long term care facilities, home care agencies, with boards of education-special needs children, senior citizen recreation centres, hospitals, group homes, respite and palliative care centres.

Prerequisites:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, General Education Diploma or Mature Student Status

  • Successful interview with the Registrar

  • Immunization and Health Record Form:

  • Two step TB test, immunity against measles, mumps and rubella, current tetanus-diphtheria, current Influenza immunization, Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended

  • Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector check

Create your financial security by learning these valuable skills that are needed in every community! Financial Aid, including monthly payment plans are available.

Note - This program is NOT available to international students.

Program Details

Program Category: Health Programs
Program Type: Certificate
Program Terms: 23 weeks
Upcoming Start Dates: Please contact us for upcoming start date
Locations: Sault Ste. Marie | Thunder Bay