|- Personal Support Worker|
|- PSW Bridging|
|- Childhood Care Assisstant|
|- First-Aid & CPR|
|- Medication Administration for PSW|
|- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Program for Nurses|
|- English as a Second Language|
|Work and Study in Canada|
The PSW Program is based upon the Ontario Personal Support Worker Training Standard released in October 2014. The program content, standards and guidelines, combined with the clinical component of the program, ensure that the graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as a Personal Support Worker. It is a single training program that sets a common standard for Regulated Career Colleges, Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Boards of Education.
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan by assisting them with their activities of daily living, including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, and mental health challenges.
The Program was developed and maintained by a committee consisting of consultants, program design experts, subject-matter experts from both the Regulated College sector, and employer groups.
The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depend upon the individual needs of each person they support and may include personal care such as dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, home management such as shopping, light house cleaning and meal preparation, family responsibilities such as routine care giving to children and assisting with social and recreational activities.
As front line workers, Personal Support Workers must develop a broad range of abilities beyond dexterity skills. They must provide not only for the comfort, safety and well-being of their clients, but also demonstrate sensitivity and respect for those in their care. The attitude, abilities and approach of the PSW are critical to the well-being and health of the people they support.
The PSW will develop a skill/knowledge level that includes basic care and social service training. The scope of responsibilities for a Personal Support Workers is as follows:
The PSW Program Modules:
The college can offer deferred payment plans. For more information, please consult the admission officer at the college.
The following are the admission requirements for this Personal Support Worker (PSW) diploma program:
Total Program hours: 700 hours