Personal Support Worker


 

What Does This Program Offer?

The Personal Support Worker Program gives students the skills they need to work in this high-demand, high-paying career. Students learn how to care for people who have many different health issues and needs. After finishing this 10 month program, students will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as long-term care homes, hospitals and retirement homes, or supportive living and homecare environments.  The program is provincially accredited and taught by health care professionals.

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Who Should Take This Program

You should take this program if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have a strong desire to care for vulnerable people
  • Are looking for a new career
  • Enjoy working with people
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What Can I Do With This Program?

As part of the Personal Support Worker program, you will be able to:

  • Get over 400 hours of hands-on experience
  • Start a new career with a 90% placement rate
  • Earn $16-$23 per hour with lots of opportunities for overtime
  • Earn credits toward your high school diploma

FAQ

Do I need to attend an information session?

What is a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

How can I get a copy of my transcript asap?

When Does It Start?

The program runs from September to June. There is a Daytime or Evening/weekend program.

How Do I Apply?

Please attend an information session for your preferred site.  At the information session, you must sign up for an interview to be considered for the program. 

Daytime
    St. Catharines

    Lifetime Learning Centre
    535 Lake Street

Evenings/Weekend
   Niagara Falls
   Westlane Secondary School
   5960 Pitton Road

Please note that PSW programs can be competitive and can fill quickly.  Recruitment begins annually in March.

Email psw@DSBN.org or call 905-641-2929 ext. 61712 to get more information.

Locations:

Daytime Program
535 Lake St., St. Catharines
(Lifetime Learning Centre)

Evenings/Weekends
5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls
(Westlane Secondary School)

Cost:

Please contact us to learn more about the cost. Funding may be available through various social service agencies.

Contact:

Email: psw@DSBN.org
Phone: 905-641-2929