Personal Support Worker (PSW)
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Do you enjoy taking care of others? The goal of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program is to help individuals master the required personal and occupational qualities needed to care for people living at home, hospitals, senior homes and in long-term care facilities. Students will learn to identify and respond to the physical and emotional needs of clients/residents. Basic skills acquired include promoting physical and mental activation, observing and communicating with the client, handling specialized equipment and providing personal and physical care
Both clinical and community placements are also included in this program to provide students with “real” work experience.
We offer :
- First Aid/ CPR Training
- Field Placement
Our Success Stories
My name is Antonia Pradeep. I heard of Computek College through my uncle who has completed the PSW program here. He was able to find a job within a couple of weeks after finishing the program. So, I decided to join here as a I enjoy helping others. I learned a lot through the program. The placement was the best part of the program because it taught me a lot. The staff here are really helpful and supportive. The location of the campus is really helpful and supportive. The location of the campus is really convenient because it is easily accessible by TTC. I am looking forward to start working as a PSW. I am very happy to be a graduate from Computek College.
My name is Tharshika and I did the PSW program at Computek College. I really enjoyed my 2 placements. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. Our teacher was very helpful and understanding. Doing PSW here has opened many doors for me and its allowed me to start a nursing program in September.
Thank you for the great experience!!!!!!
My name is Fatima and I am a graduate of the PSW program at Computek College. I was very happy with the dedication of the Computek teahers and staff…they really helped me stay focused and ease any concerns I had. I’m happy to say after graduating I have received 3 job opportunities! I’m excited for my career as a PSW as its one step closer to my goal of becoming a nurse. Thank you COMPUTEK!
My name is Balagowry, I have been wanting to do my PSW certification for a long time. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to because I couldn’t afford it. My Friend referred me to Computek College because they have OSAP funding. The staff here helped me apply for OSAP and guided me through every step. I would have never been able to get my certificate without Computek because I didn’t know about OSAP before. The program was awesome and now I am working through ONS as a PSW. Thank you Computek for making my dream come true
My name is Kantharuban, before I came to Computek College I was an assembler. Now that I have completed the PSW program, I am going to continue my studies in nursing. This was a great opportunity to get started on my career path in becoming a nurse. All the teachers at Computek are very knowledgeable and helpful. I would strongly suggest anyone whom is wanting to become a PSW or go into nursing to take the Personal Support Work diploma program at Computek College
Career Opportunities :
Graduates may seek career opportunities in settings such as
- Personal support worker
- Home support worker
- Personal care attendant
- Residence care aid
- Nursing assistant
- Restorative care worker
- Long-Term care facilities
- Retirement Homes/Residence
Course Curriculum :
Our program includes training in the following key areas :
- Individuality of the Person
- Role of the Worker
- Interpersonal Skills
- Assisting a person with Mobility
- Household Management and Meal Preparation*
- Providing Optimal Support/Care Planning
- Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
- Assisting the Family
- Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health Issues
- Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions
- Assisting a Person with Medications
- Assisting a Person who is Dying
- Clinical Placement