Course length approx. 6 months.
Course length approx. 11 months.
“There is many reasons I loved your school. The class was small, the lab was realistic, hands-on training was perfect and detailed and even though we had to study the curriculum you still allowed us to be individuals and express ourselves. As I started my job I felt I knew the basics and more. Of course I am still learning things every day but your school gave me the foundation to build on. Thank you for everything”
– Branka Kukovica
Personal Support Worker
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ontario provides a range of health care services in a variety of settings: long-term care facilities; agencies in the community for home care providers; in adult day programs; supportive housing settings; group homes; hospitals; educational facilities and; many other settings.
Niagara School of Health Care is located in St. Catharines and trains individuals in the Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Grimsby, Welland, Beamsville and Fort Erie regions to be Personal Support Workers.
What Does a PSW Do?
The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depends upon the individual needs of each person they support. Services include:
- Home management (Such as shopping, house cleaning and meal preparation)
- Personal care (such as dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act)
- Family responsibilities (such as routine caregiving to children)
- Social and recreational activities