Personal Support Worker

+ Internship (35 weeks)

Personal Support Worker + Internship (35 Weeks)

This program gives the basic understanding about providing ongoing or short-term home support services for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption. Personal Support Workers are employed by government, non-profit and home care agencies, or are self-employed. PSW’s perform house-keeping and other home management duties in private households and other residential establishments. Companions provide elderly and convalescent clients with companionship and personal care in residential settings.

Objectives

Through a series of real-life case studies and practical field training, you’ll learn how to:

  • Care for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene
  • Plan and prepare meals, special diets and feed or assist in feeding clients
  • Administer medications and collect specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse

Course Modules

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety & Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition & Hydration
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Role of PSW
  • Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation /
    Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth, and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive, Mental Health Issues & Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions
  • Clinical Placement (Community)
  • Clinical Placement (Facility)

Grading System and Certification

Students will be required to obtain a score of at least 70% in each subject with an overall average of 75% in order to graduate.

After successful completion of the program, a certification from Windsor Career College and NACC will be granted.

This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Duration and Schedule

This program is covered in seven months (35 weeks) based on four or five hours a day.

Program Features:

  • Hands-on training
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Flexible Sessions
  • Full government funding may be available if you qualify
  • Employment Assistance

Profession - Average Salary ($ / hr)
    • Home Support Worker - $15.72 /hr
    • Personal Support Worker - $15.72 /hr
    • Personal Care Attendant - $20.00 /hr
Source:jobbank.gc.ca
(please note: wages are not guaranteed. Students should complete research based on specific employment they are interested in.)

Course Outcomes & Skills Guide

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