Become A Health Care Worker In Less Than A Year!
PSW program is designed with an aim to train students on required skills and knowledge for employment as personal care provider, client care attendant or personal support worker in long-term care facilities, retirement homes or in the community care facilities. The program is designed to offer both in class and on job training.
After a three month in-class training, the student is required to take on-the-job training at the designated clinic and community care facilities. This arrangement is made by the college. The hands-on training at the facilities equip the student further with the practical knowledge to succeed in the field of their study.
There are numerous job opportunities for personal support workers at the long term care facilities and retirement homes. Training as a personal support work opens new opportunities in the field be it care for the elderly, developmentally challenged or severely incapacitated clients both in the nursing homes or in community based homes. The skills learnt during the diploma program equip the student with the knowledge and confidence that they will need to fit into the ever growing job market of the personal support workers and allied healthcare opportunities.
After pursuing a Personal Support worker course, you are eligible for positions falling under the following NOC Codes:
NOC - 4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers, and related occupations. Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client's residence, in which the home support worker may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed. Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private households and other non-institutional, residential settings.
Common Job Titles which you can apply include - Attendant for persons with disabilities; home care, family caregiver, home support worker, housekeeper, live-in caregiver; seniors, personal aide; home support, personal care attendant; home care, respite worker; home support.
Duties of Home support worker range from providing care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption; administering bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing; planning and preparing meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients.
The duties performed by the housekeepers: Plan and prepare meals independently or with employer and serve meals; may care for children.
Completion of a training program in care of the elderly, care of persons with disabilities, convalescent care or in a related field may be required.
First aid certification may be required.
While entry level jobs ask for no experience or one to two years’ experience, higher positions can be sought for once you gain some practical experience in the actual workplace.
There are numerous job opportunities for personal support workers in the care centres and other settings where personal care and support services are provided.