Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
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. 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.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
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 August 14, 2009