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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Certificate
TIME:AM/PM
DURATION:19 - 31 Weeks
INTERNSHIP:Available
CAMPUSES:SpecificINQUIRE
NOC CODE:4412, 3413
PROGRAM OUTLINE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Success in today’s healthcare world depends on having well trained employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. The triOS Personal Support Worker program has been designed to provide students with all of the administrative and clinical knowledge and skills required for employment as a Personal Support Worker.

The Personal Support Worker program enables you to develop skills required to provide personal support services to patients 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; mobility; personal care and hygiene; ongoing medical conditions; and management of household activities.

Students receive:

  • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) curriculum that maps to the Ontario provincial approved training standard
  • Classrooms that simulate real-world healthcare settings, including hospital beds, wheel chairs and other required equipment
  • Clinical work placement in a community and long-term care facility
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees

INCLUDED COURSES

Career Management

Our Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study. Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume, cover letter, thank you note and references. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation – Level 2.

CPR and First Aid

Upon successful completion of this course, students will achieve the St. John's Ambulance Standard Level First Aid and Level C CPR.

Student Success Strategies

This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note- and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Excellent job opportunities are expected for this occupation, as rapid employment growth and high replacement needs produce a large number of job openings. The number of elderly people, an age group characterized by worsening health problems and requiring some assistance, is projected to rise substantially. In addition to the elderly, patients in other age groups will increasingly rely on home care, a trend that reflects several developments, including efforts to contain costs by moving patients out of hospitals and nursing care facilities as quickly as possible, the realization that treatment can be more effective in familiar rather than sterile surroundings, and the development and improvement of medical technologies for in-home treatment.

Personal Support Workers usually work for private and not-for profit home care agencies. Some are self-employed. Personal support workers may also work for senior citizens’ homes, nursing homes or hospitals. They also provide care in the client’s home. Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED triOS GRADS

  • ParaMed Home Health Care
  • Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Revera Home Health
  • VON Canada
  • Chartwell Retirement Residence
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • And many more..

SALARY INFORMATION

Average Wage ($/hr)  - $14.95
High Wage ($/hr)        - $21.25

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

CERTIFICATIONS

The Personal Support Worker Certificate Program is an intensive comprehensive 31-week program recognized by the National Association of Career Colleges. The triOS Program combines instructor-led training with a clinical work placement designed to prepare students for a career in healthcare.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Canadian High School Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed); able to pass a clear police check including a clear Vulnerable Sector check; a clear medical certificate indicating current immunization and free from communicable diseases; completion of a Technical Literacy Examination to determine fluency in English. 

RESOURCE ARTICLE: THE CAREER PATHS OF A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

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PSWs can provide a wide range of assistance, depending upon their clients’ needs. Here are some possible roles to consider, along with places where you may wish to apply ...continue reading!

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