Personal Support WorkerGeorgian College

About this Program

Level: Certificate in Personal Support Worker

Discpline: Social Work

Length: 2 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $13,740.00

Owen Sound Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Jan, 2022 Sept 1, 2021 closed

South Georgian Bay Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Jan, 2022 Sept 1, 2021 closed

Barrie Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Jan, 2022 Sept 1, 2021 closed
May, 2022 May 1, 2022 closed
Sept, 2022 May 1, 2022 closed

Orangeville Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Jan, 2022 Jan 1, 2022 closed

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home, in long term care or acute care facilities, and to function as integral members of the health care team. Upon successful completion of this program, students learn to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team, and to provide safe and competent care for individual clients experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are unregulated health care providers who work under the supervision of a regulated health care professional or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.