Personal Support Worker


 

What Does This Program Offer?

The Personal Support Worker Program gives students the skills they need to work in this high-demand career. Students learn how to care for people who have many different health issues and needs. After finishing this 10 month program, students will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as long-term care homes, hospitals and retirement homes, or supportive living and homecare environments.  The program is provincially accredited and taught by health care professionals.

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Who Should Take This Program

You should take this program if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have a strong desire to care for vulnerable people
  • Are looking for a new career
  • Enjoy working with people
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What Can I Do With This Program?

As part of the Personal Support Worker program, you will be able to:

  • Get over 400 hours of hands-on experience
  • Start a new career with a 90% placement rate
  • Earn $16-$23 per hour with lots of opportunities for overtime
  • Earn credits toward your high school diploma

FAQ

Do I need to attend an information session?

What is a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

How can I get a copy of my transcript asap?

I misplaced my certificate. How can I receive a new one?

When Does It Start?

The program runs from September to June. There is a Daytime or Evening/weekend program.

How Do I Apply?

 

We are hard at work developing a new online application process. Please stay tuned for more information about our program and how to apply.

Stay Up to Date: If you are interested in applying to our PSW program for the September 2020 start, please email PSW@dsbn.org to be added to our mailing list.  We will notify you when upcoming Info Session dates/times are announced.

Please note that PSW programs can be competitive and can fill quickly.

Recruitment typically begins annually in March.
Due to COVID-19, the recruitment process will begin in June.

Locations:

Daytime Program
535 Lake St., St. Catharines
(Lifetime Learning Centre)

Evenings/Weekends
5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls
(Westlane Secondary School)

Cost:

Please contact us to learn more about the cost. Funding may be available through various social service agencies.

Contact:

Email: psw@DSBN.org
Phone: 905-641-2929