Personal Support Worker

Course ID
PSW1144
Campus
Mississauga Campus
Start Date
Call for details
Type
Certificate
Duration
26 Weeks (F/T), 44 Weeks (P/T)
Internship
Yes
Class Schedule
Mornings (F/T), Weekends (P/T)

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program provides students with the current concepts, principles, and practices used in Canada. Students acquire the necessary skills to respond to the emotional and physical needs of residents and clients who are under their care. As a result, successful graduates find employment in Community Health Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Hospices and Group Homes.

Program Concentration

• Role of the PSW
• Assessment of Client Needs
• Implementation of Care Plans
• Communication Skills
• Safety at Work
• Household Management
• Meal Preparation
• Helping Patients with Medications
• Visitation Skills

Career Opportunities

• PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER
• PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT
• PERSONAL AIDE
• FOSTER PARENT
• HOME SUPPORT WORKER
• HOME VISITOR-INFANT CARE
• RESIDENT HOMEMAKER
• VISITING HOMEMAKER

Course Outline

PSW Foundations (PSW 101)
Safety and Mobility (PSW 102)
Body Systems (PSW 103)
Assisting with Hygiene (PSW 104)
Abuse and Neglect (PSW 105)
Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration (PSW 106)
Care Planning/Restorative care/Documentation/Working in Community (PSW 107)
Assisting the Family, Growth, and Development (PSW 108)
Assisting the Dying person (PSW 109)
Assisting the Medications (PSW 110)
Cognitive & mental health issues and brain injuries (PSW 111)
Health Conditions (PSW 112)
Clinical Placement (PSW 113)
NACC Exam (PSW 114)

Admission Requirements

• Grade 12 Diploma (or equivalent) or
• Mature Student Status
• Medical Form Completed by a Doctor
• Police Clearance
• Good Command of the English Language

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