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Personal Support Worker -NACC 2015

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Schedule Full time
Category Health care
Accreditation Certificate
Duration 38 Weeks

Campuses Offered

Scarborough 416-383-1608

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

PSW’s in Ontario assist individuals with the tasks of daily living, providing a range of health care services in a variety of settings. The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depends upon the individual needs of each person they support and may include personal care such as dressing, personal hygiene,mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, home management such as shopping, light house cleaning and meal preparation, family responsibilities such as routine care giving to children, and assisting with social and recreational activities.

Accreditation:Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements students are eligible to receive a Personal Support Worker Certificate issued by Stanford International College.

Program Overview 

  • PSW Foundations 
  • Safety & Mobility
  • Body Systems    
  • Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse & Neglect 
  • Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration 
  • Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation and Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth and Development 
  • Assisting the Dying Person 
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions
  • Clinical Placement: Facility and Community 
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Exam Review/Preparation
  • PSW Employment Skills 

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent, OR students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance exam AND the NACC Literacy  exam
  • Clear Canada wide Police check including Vulnerable Sector check AND
  • Proof of Medical Fitness -Medical Certificate(Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student is fit to undertake the program, has up-to-date immunization and to the best of their knowledge is free of communicable diseases. (Immunization for Seasonal Flu and Hepatitis A&B is recommended and may be a requirement for Community and Clinical placement & employment.)

Please see Admissions for detailed information.


Practicum Requirements

  •         Completion of all course subjects with a minimum grade of 70% per subject
  •         Achieve a minimum mark of 70% with no ‘unsatisfactory’ rating in each of the threeskills performance demonstrations
  •         Have achieved/or have current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPRcertification
  •         ‘Clear’ Police check including Vulnerable Sector check

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum mark of 70% in each NACC Module with no evaluation method below 70%
  • Minimum mark of 70% with no critical deficiencies in each of the Skills Performance Demonstrations
  • Satisfactory attendance record (80%) 
  • Successful completion of all Clinical Work Placement hour and skill requirements 
  • Successful completionof the NACC PSW Final Comprehensive Theory examination 
  • Resume that the student intends to use for job search

Graduates may work in long-term care facilities; for providers of home care services giving care to clients living in their own homes in the community and in supportive housing settings, group homes and hospitals. PSWs also provide services in adult day programs, educational facilities and many other settings. NOC: 3413

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