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Personal Support Training 

Personal Support Worker

Program 07741

Programs

The Personal Support Worker program is designed to give you the opportunity to develop those skills required to provide personal support services to consumers and their families, clients and residents in the community, at home, and in long-term care facilities and institutions. Services provided by the graduate include assistance in daily living activities, personal care and hygiene, restorative/activation activities and home management activities.

While persons trained as personal support workers are expected to use judgment in responding to the needs of their clients, they are not expected to diagnose, assess or to respond to acute or unexpected situations (beyond any emergency assistance which might be required).

Additional Costs

Students should budget approximately $700 for textbooks and supplies, Hepatitis B vaccine, First Aid and CPR, uniform and shoes. This does not include travel to and from school, and to the field placements.

Humber reserves the right to adjust admission requirements, curriculum and hours based on the approval from the Ministry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Personal Support Worker program are eligible to seek employment opportunities that were formerly associated with health care aides, homemakers or home support workers, home helpers and personal attendants.

Note: Courses must be taken in the order as listed in the following chart. Semester two courses will be offered in September 2006.


 Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma at the general level or equivalent;
  • Mature student status;
  • Police record check*;
  • Pre-admission testing (sentence skills, reading comprehension and a writing sample). Fee: $35.
    Humber reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse student access to people placed in its care.
Note: Grade and/or course requirements are used in the selection process for all programs

Additional Requirements

Students must also be able to meet the applicable outcomes within the training standards for this program. Thus, fitness to complete the practicum components that would bear relevance to the academic or placement requirements of the program may impede successful admission into the program. The additional requirements include:

Immunization record;
Hepatitis B vaccine; 
*Police Record Check - Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Humber reserves the right to deny admission or withdraw a student from a program based on an unpardoned criminal record bearing relevance to the academic or field placement requirements of the program. It is important for potential and current students to understand that failure to meet the police record check requirements may prevent them from successful admission or completion of the program. Employers and agencies offering student placement opportunities will require a police record check before accepting a student for field placement. Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment. Instructions on how to apply for a police record check will be provided before the start of classes or at the appropriate time during the program. Additional information and application instructions are also available at oesc-cseo.org. Depending on the duration of the program, students may be required to update their police record check at specific times throughout the program;
Students will be required to complete Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate courses prior to PSW. 156 Long-Term Care Facility Field Practicum; these courses may be taken prior to starting the program or concurrent with the program;
Students doing a practicum must be in good physical and mental condition meet the same physical and immunization requirements as those for the staff employed by the agency/facility where the practicum is taking place. Clinical courses PSW. 156 and PSW. 256 begin at 0700 hours. Students are to be on the ward at 0655 hours. Practicums include long-term care facilities and institutions, homes in the community and agencies providing services to the community in the greater metropolitan Toronto area.
For further information, call 416.675.6622 ext. 4769 or julia.liska@humber.ca.

Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses.

 

Semester 1
Compulsory Courses - 8 Required FALL 2006 (September to December) WINTER 2007 (January to March) SPRING 2007 (April to August) TSP 2006
LANG 018 Language Skills for Personal Support Workers FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 150 Fundamentals of Caregiving FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 151 Applying Mobilities Techniques WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 152 Providing Personal Care WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 153 Concepts of Communication FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 154 Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 155 Technology Applications for the PSW WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 156 Long-term Care Placement SPRING 2007 (April to August)
Semester 2
Compulsory Courses - 7 Required
PSW. 250 Assisting with Medications FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 251 Mental Health and Psychological Disorders FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 252 Assisting with Common Health Conditions FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 253 Palliative Care WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 254 Household Management and Safety FALL 2006 (September to December)
PSW. 255 Professional Transitions WINTER 2007 (January to March)
PSW. 256 Community Placement

 

Hours
PASW 101 Individuality of the Person
15
PASW 102 Role of the Worker
18
PASW 103 Interpersonal Skills
18
PASW 104 Safety 9
PASW 105 Assisting a Person with Mobility
18
PASW 106 Abuse 9
PASW 107 Household Management and Meal Preparation
18
PASW 108 Basic Care Lab
32
PASW 109 Consumer Training
80
PSW. 111 Providing Optimal Support/Care Planning
12
PSW. 112 Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
18
PSW. 113 Assisting the Family
12
PSW. 114 Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health Issues
21
PSW. 115 Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions
33
PSW. 116 Assisting a Person with Medications
12
PSW. 117 Assisting a Person who is Dying
12
PSW. 120 Computers for Caregivers
16
PSW. 122 Long-Term Care Facility Field Practicum
112
PSW. 123 Community Field Practicum
154
LANG 018 Language Skills for Personal Support Workers
45

Note: Seminars will be held so students can prepare, orient and resolve problems in the clinical practice. Humber reserves the right to adjust admission requirements, curriculum and hours based on the approval from the Ministry.

Documents 1 - 10 of 51 matches. More *'s indicate a better match.

CE Course Offering: PSW. 156 - Long-term Care Placement****
... List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Long-term Care Placement Course Number: PSW. 156 This clinical practicum is designed for personal support worker students and provides the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge and skills when ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._156 03/22/2007, 37537 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 151 - Applying Mobilities Techniques****
...  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Applying Mobilities Techniques Course Number: PSW. 151 Personal support workers practice healthy body mechanics in many aspects of the work they perform in order to ensure safety and comfort for themselves ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._151 03/22/2007, 33606 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 153 - Concepts of Communication****
... List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Concepts of Communication Course Number: PSW. 153 Good communication skills are an essential part of the caregiving role. This course will introduce the importance of communication and interpersonal ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._153 03/22/2007, 33584 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 150 - Fundamentals of Caregiving****
...  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Fundamentals of Caregiving Course Number: PSW. 150 This course will introduce the concept of individuality of all persons including rights, beliefs, attitudes and values. As well, the role and scope ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._150 03/22/2007, 33442 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 152 - Providing Personal Care***
... List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Providing Personal Care Course Number: PSW. 152 The personal support worker is required to have knowledge, skill and sensitivity to provide appropriate assistance to their clients. Many of these ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._152 03/22/2007, 33912 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 256 - Community Placement***
... List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Community Placement Course Number: PSW. 256 This field placement is designed for personal support worker students to apply the acquired knowledge and skills when caring for people across the lifespan ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._256 03/22/2007, 36564 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 155 - Technology Applications for the PSW***
... Course List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Technology Applications for the PSW Course Number: PSW. 155 This course is designed for caregivers who are not familiar with different forms of communication technology. "Hands-on ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._155 03/22/2007, 33328 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 154 - Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan***
... ;Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan Course Number: PSW. 154 The characteristics of today's families are ever changing. This course provides an understanding in developmental stages across the lifespan and ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._154 03/22/2007, 37810 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 253 - Palliative Care***
... Course List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Palliative Care Course Number: PSW. 253 This course explores aspects of caring for clients who are dying. Topics discussed include the impact of a life-threatening disease, the provision ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._253 03/22/2007, 36824 bytes
CE Course Offering: PSW. 255 - Professional Transitions***
... List  Dates to Remember  Humber Policies  Services  Locations Humber Home CE Main Page Professional Transitions Course Number: PSW. 255 This course assists the personal support worker student to explore aspects of the workplace in preparation for employment. Topics discussed include ...
http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=PSW._255 03/22/2007, 36726 bytes
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