* 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.
Articulation and Credit Transfer
Graduates of the SCBT Personal Support Worker program may articulate to Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology and receive a credit transfer of 12 credits toward the completion of the Canadore College Personal Support Worker 1 year Ontario College Certificate program.
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.
Have fulfilled all practicum/clinical placement hour requirements and achieved a satisfactory rating in each of the required abilities listed in the PSW skills passbook; resume for job search; successful completion of Standard First Aid & CPR Level C and successful completion of N.A.C.C. examination.
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