Northern College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:Northern College
Field of Study:Health Aide
Description:Personal support workers are unregulated health care providers. They work under the supervision of a regulated health professional, supervisor, or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client. They provide clearly identified personal care, routine activities of daily living and home management services, by following care/service plans and established policies and procedures. Personal support workers are responsible for their work to their clients and to their employers. Workers providing long term care and support services form the backbone of both community and facility services. They are often the people with whom clients/consumers have the most contact and with whom they develop close relationships. The attitude and approach of workers and their abilities are critical to the well being, comfort, safety and health of the people they support.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Northern College
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Other requirements include a physician’s medical report as per guide supplied by the College; proof of current immunization, including Hepatitis B; 2-step Mantoux (with follow-up chest x-ray if the Mantoux test is positive), flu vaccine; current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. - Level HP); standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent); WHMIS Certificate (may be obtained at a minimal cost through the College); and a recent criminal reference check – CPIC or Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) - (within 3 months) is required prior to the end of the first week of classes in September.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 30, 2021