Support the health and wellness of your community

Personal Support Worker

You wake up every day with the desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The idea of devoting your day to others, assisting them in their day-to-day activities or simply providing companionship inspires you.

Devoting your day to caring for others is a noble profession. Therefore, a career as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is perfect for anyone wanting a rewarding and personally fulfilling career! Working in a wide range of environments, Personal Support Workers play a vital role in the healthcare system, consequently making a direct, meaningful impact on the lives of patients.

Care for your Community, as a Personal Support Worker

  • Prepare yourself to assist patients with tasks of daily living.
  • Equip yourself with a strong skill-set, centered on patient care.
  • Learn critical skills in order to provide the highest level of patient care.

Program Details

  • Program Credential

Diploma

  • Program Duration

26 Weeks

630 Hours

  • Program Status

Registration Open

Your Career

As a result of your Personal Support Worker training you will be prepared to meet the increasing demand on the healthcare system. Subsequently,  36,900 new Personal Support Worker jobs are estimated to open up across Canada, through 2024.

In addition to the  consistent demand for trained, qualified PSWs, am attractive featuring of earning a BizTech College Personal Support Worker is the variety of available career opportunities. Because of this, you may find employment in one of the following roles:

  • Private Home Care worker
  • Long-Term Care Facility Worker
  • Extended Care Management
  • Nursing Home Worker
  • Hospital Care Worker
  • Group Home Worker
  • Special Needs Worker
  • Retirement Residence Worker

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Employed by home care and support agencies, private households as well as self employment, Personal Support Workers provide care and companionship to patients and or clients as they deal with the effects of aging, injury or illness.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a PSW you may perform a variety of duties, such as:

  • Care for individuals, as well as, families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene in addition to dressing and undressing
  • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, as well as feed or assist in feeding clients
  • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, administering medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of a home care agency supervisor or nurse
  • Provide elderly and convalescent clients with companionship and personal care in the client’s home, under general direction of a home care agency supervisor or family members

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Upon successful completion of BizTech College’s Personal Support Worker certificate program, you will have gained the knowledge and skills required to confidently assist clients and patients with tasks of daily living. Furthermore, you will manage care plans, overall personal assistance, and ongoing safety. Most importantly, you will understand the importance of individuals, retained client independence and clear interpersonal communication.

As a result of the strong career skill-set you gain at BizTech College, you will qualify for employment in hospitals, home care agencies, private health care facilities, private homes, in addition to the opportunity to become self-employed.

Learning Outcomes

  • High Demand As a Personal Support Worker your skill-set will be in consistent demand in a range of healthcare settings.
  • In-Depth Training You will learn in a combination of classroom, lab in addition to clinical placement settings.
  • Highly Qualified Your versatile, comprehensive skill-set will qualify you for a number of personal support worker jobs

Your BizTech College Personal Support Worker training will help you gain an in-depth knowledge and competitive skill-set in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal skills, clear communication and effective relationship management
  • Promotion of client independence, mobility and safety
  • Administration of medications
  • Ability to multi-task, organize as well as prioritize tasks
  • Identification of the effects of aging, disabilities, disease and special needs surrounding daily care
  • Responding to cognitive impairments and conditions
  • Recognize signs of abuse
  • Provide professional assistance to families and the role of respite
  • Provide end of life/hospice supports
  • Assisting someone with personal hygiene
  • First Aid and CPR

Clinical Placement

Gaining hands-on experience in a real-world setting is a critical part of becoming a Personal Support Worker. A guaranteed clinical placement will allow you to work alongside highly qualified professionals while you master the skill-set and knowledge gained from your PSW certificate.

A clinical placement is your opportunity to make connections with potential employers, or clients, which can serve you well upon graduation from BizTech College’s PSW course.

Students looking to enroll in our Personal Support Worker program must first meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR
  • Mature student status (18 years old and over) AND
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test
  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement