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Personal Support Worker

The Personal Support Worker course prepares students to provide physical, psychological and social assistance to clients. Students participating in this program will learn the full range of skills required to assist people with their personal and household needs in order to ensure their contentment and well being. PSW Course Students will develop the skills that they need to work in a variety of environments including care facilities, group homes, and hospitals and how to care for clients who are living in their own homes.

They will gain an understanding of how to best provide support and personal care to individuals including assisting with dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and routine activities in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act.Upon completion PSW Course Students will be able to assist with home management responsibilities including shopping, light house cleaning and meal preparation, assist with family responsibilities and aide the client with social and recreational activities.

The objective of this program is to provide Personal Support Workers with a foundation to care for the safety of their clients, while demonstrating sensitivity and respect for those in their care. Personal Support workers play a key role in society and their attitude and abilities are critical to the comfort, security and health of the people that they support. As a part of this program, students will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned through participating in a supervised placement.

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