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Provincially Accredited PSW Program
2013 - 2014

 NEW - Upgrading for PSW's to new Ministry hours.  Click HERE for further information.

 

Tuition Free PSW Certificate Program

  • Do you have a desire to work with the elderly or disabled?
  • Are you interested in supporting people to live independent lives?
  • Have you considered a job in community health or a nursing/retirement home?

 

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Train to become a Personal Support Worker
and be prepared to make a difference!

Personal Support Workers contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in facilities and at home by promoting their independence; dignity; social, emotional and physical well-being; mobility; personal appearance; comfort and safety.

Provincially recognized by the Ontario Community Support Association, this program provides you with the theory and practical training needed to become a Personal Support Worker (PSW).

Modules of study include:

 
  • Individuality of the Person
  • The role of the PSW
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Safety
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body
  • Assisting a Person with Mobility
  • Abuse
  • Household Management & Meal Preparation
  • Optimal Support & Care Planning
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Assisting the Family
  • Cognitive Impairment & Mental Health Issues
  • Assisting with Management of Ongoing Conditions
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Assisting the Person Who is Dying
  • Students will complete 450 hours of theory and 270 hours of clinical practicum

 

Successful graduates are registered with the Ontario Long-Term Care Association and are qualified to work in long-term care facilities and with community agencies.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

 

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Information Sessions:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Learn about the employment opportunities in this career
  • Complete the reading and writing assessment
  • Sessions are 2.5 hours in length
  • No appointment necessary
  • Attendance at the information session is mandatory for admission to the program

  

Admission Requirements 

  • You must attend a free information sessions (see below for dates)
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required at the time of registration (Passport/Landed Immigrant Papers/Canadian Citizenship Card/Permanent Resident Card/One piece of picture identification)
  • Provide a current criminal background check prior to clinical placements
  • At least 19 years of age or older
  • Satisfactory Assessment Test of 80%
  • Medical clearance
  • Acceptance subject to a personal interview
 

 

FEES: $1000.00

Fees are due upon acceptance into the program. This fee covers the cost of text book, First Aid/CPR, Name Badge and registration with the Ontario Long-Term Care Association.

  2013 - 2014 Classes:

 September 3, 2013 - January 2014

Mon. - Fri.  

8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

 Feb. 3, 2014 - June 25, 2014

Mon. - Fri. 

8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

 September 9, 2013 - April 2, 2014

Mon., Tues., Wed. 

8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

 September 3, 2013 - June 26,2014

 Tues. & Thurs. Evenings

 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Information Sessions -  Dates & Times:

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014

10:00 am 

E.A. Lovell 

Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014

10:00 am 

E.A. Lovell 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

10:00 am 

E.A. Lovell 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

10:00 am 

E.A. Lovell 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

 10:00 am

E.A. Lovell 

 

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