Personal Support Worker
Personal Support Worker
- Program Code
- Ontario College Certificate
- Barrie , Muskoka , Orangeville , Owen Sound , South Georgian Bay
- 7 Mandatory Courses
- 2 Professional Practice Courses
- 1 Communications Course
- 1 General Education Course
Please note, there are currently no planned intakes for the part-time Personal Support Worker program.
This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home, in long term care or acute care facilities, and to function as integral members of the health care team. Upon successful completion of this program, students learn to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team, and to provide safe and competent care for individual clients experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are unregulated health care providers who work under the supervision of a regulated health care professional or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client.
|Course Title||Course Code||ONTARIOLEARN EQUIVALENTS||Mandatory|
|Hlth Chall. - Continuing Care||PSWR1039|
|Introduction To Psychology||PSYL1001||PSYL1021 - Psychology Introduction (ODE)|
|Mental Hlth Chall.-Contin.Care||PSWR1040|
|PSW Community Care||PSWR1037|
|PSW Laboratory Skills||PSWR1036|
|PSW Professional Practice 1||PSWR1041|
|PSW Professional Practice 2||PSWR1042|
|The Essential Body||BIOL1014|
Clinical Placement Requirements:
In order to provide quality practicum placements, students will be placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from all clinical placements. Student practicum placements will involve working the same shifts as the PSWs in the practicum agency. For example, day shifts may start as early as 6:00 a.m. and evening shifts may finish at 11:00 p.m.
Applicants must have an up-to-date immunization record in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Completion and submission of this record is required during registration in order to ensure your placement in clinical placement facilities.
To be eligible for all practicum placements, students must have:
- a completed Clinical Preparedness Permit
- current (within 1 year) Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program. Level HCP CPR must be renewed annually while in the program.
- a current police check including a vulnerable sector screen (see Criminal Reference Check above).
- a record of mask fit test (will be done at the college in semester one). Mask fit testing must be renewed every 2 years.