|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. This program is a two-semester, 800-hour program consisting of theory and clinical practice in both institutional and community settings.
Following successful completion of their programs, graduates may be employed in a variety of community and institutional settings. Personal support workers work with clients who are stable and have clearly identified needs that are not expected to change significantly. They work under supervision and as valuable members of care/service teams providing personal care and home management services to clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural challenges. They are capable of providing organized competent care for individual clients and assigned multi-client groups. Personal support workers may also work under the direction of the client.