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Personal Support Worker

Program Overview

Personal Support Worker Training in Ottawa

The attitude, abilities and approach of Personal Support Workers are critical to the well-being and health of the people they support. Individuals in this role are generally responsible for assisting clients in homes/apartments in the community, and long-term care facilities with tasks of daily living. They must provide not only for the comfort, safety and well-being of their clients, but also demonstrate sensitivity and respect for those in their care.

Watch this short video for an overview of healthcare careers that you could begin with a diploma from Herzing College. Learn about typical professional responsibilities and discover which healthcare career suits you best!

This program teaches students the necessary knowledge and practical skills for employment as Personal Support Workers in a home or apartment in the community or in a long term care facility. Areas of study include interpersonal skills, safety, abuse, household management and meal preparation and assisting a personal with personal hygiene.

Certificates featured in the Personal Support Worker course: First Aid and CPR

Program length: 34 weeks, includes 11 week internship

This program is accredited by the NACC.  The NACC PSW Program is based upon the Ontario Personal Support Worker Training Standard released in January 2016.  The NACC program content, standards and guidelines, combined with the clinical component of the program, ensure that the graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as a Personal Support Worker.  It is a single training program that sets a common standard for Regulated Career Colleges, Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Boards of Education.