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The Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the Personal Support field. The objective of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is to provide students with satisfactory skills and competency in a variety of clinical and interactive areas needed for employment in the health care field.
This program consolidates and replaces services previously provided by Health Care Aides, Home Support Workers, Attendant Care Providers and Respite Worker Training. Students learn about individuality of the person, role of the worker, assisting the families and household management.
What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program?
- Personal Support Worker (PSW)
- Residential Support Worker
- Personal Aides
- Live-in Caregiver
- Personal Care Attendant
- Child Care and Personal Support Worker
Where do graduates of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program work?
- Health Centres
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Group Homes
- Clients’ Homes
- Private Care Facilities
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) field?
- Prepare, cook and serve meals.
- Launder clothing and household linens.
- Perform light housekeeping and cleaning.
- Provide personal care.
- Aid clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene.
- Administer bedside and personal care.
Why choose the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at Medix College?
Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Personal Support Worker (PSW). During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.
As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off- site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the College's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.
Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process. .
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Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
- Ontario Second Career
- Out of Province Options
- Student Lines of Credit
- Lifelone Learning Plan
- Employment Ontario
- Monthly Payment Plan
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.