Personal Support Worker

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The Personal Support Worker Program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan by assisting them with their activities of daily living. Students learn to be valuable members of care service teams and develop effective working relationships towards quality client care. With a focus on personal care and home management services, they will gain the knowledge and skills required to collaborate with clients, families, supervisors and colleagues within their respective healthcare institutions.


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Hamilton Institute for Health Personnel

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Program Duration

21 Weeks

Class Type



Second Career, Financial Aid

THEORETICAL FOCUSPSW FoundationsSafety and MobilityBody SystemsAssisting with Personal HygieneAbuse and NeglectHousehold Management, Nutrition and HydrationCare Planning/Restorative Care/Documentation/Working in the CommunityAssisting the Family, Growth and DevelopmentAssisting the Dying PersonAssisting with MedicationsCognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain InjuriesHealth Conditions. LAB TIME & CLINICAL PLACEMENT Through practicums, students are thoroughly evaluated to prepare students with the latest equipment and standard practices used in the industry before being placed in the workplace. This includes using lifts, transfers, hygiene procedures and safety protocols.With a large network of healthcare facilities, HIHP assigns students to clinical placements to complete hours for certification and students gain hands-on experience to have the confidence and skills to be successfully employed upon graduation. EXAMINATION & CERTIFICATION To successfully complete the program, students take the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) final examination which evaluates the theory component of the training and determines whether they have the required level of knowledge to do the job.?Successful students are awarded a numbered certificate and corresponding numbered pin identifying the graduate as having successfully passed the theory portion of the PSW Program. CareersCommunity home care agenciesLong-term care facilitiesRetirement homesAlzheimer?s programsHospice and Group homesHospitalsSchool assistants for special needs childrenAdult Day Care programsPrivate duty or Home care

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