Personal Support Worker

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If you can carefully follow orders (of healthcare workers), are friendly, organized, and empathetic consider becoming a Personal Support Worker and enhance someone's life today. What's more, you can complete your career training in 7 months! Learn more.


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Oxford College of Arts Business and Technology

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Program Duration

7 Months

Program Intakes

Every Month

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OSAP, Second Career, Scholarship

Become Qualified in Personal Support Work
The Personal Support Worker certificate program at Oxford College prepares you for careers in a range of healthcare settings. The program gives you hands-on training and theoretical knowledge required for a rewarding career as a Personal Support Worker.

As a Personal Support Worker, you will provide personal care to seniors, persons with disabilities, and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client?s residence, in which the Personal Support Worker may also reside. Personal Support Workers ensure the safety and well-being of their clients and demonstrate sensitivity and respect for each individual in their care.

During the Personal Support Worker certificate program, you?ll learn how to:

Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence, or family disruption
Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
Perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of a home care agency supervisor or nurse
Perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes, and making beds

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