As the health care system in Canada changes, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is in increasing demand in health care facilities, retirement homes and home care settings.
The PSW assists clients with daily living needs including personal care, meals and household management.
Students are provided with the knowledge and skills to observe and respond appropriately while working in this profession.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
Students must achieve a minimum "C" in core courses and "D" in all other courses as well as successfully completing clinical experience in order to graduate.
Personal Support Workers are employed in community home care and long-term care agencies. They work under the supervision of professionals and according to a plan of care.