Get the Skills to Become a Personal Support Worker
7 Month Personal Support Worker Certificate Program in the Greater Toronto Area
Do you want a career where you can make a difference in someone’s life? Would you like to get educated and start working in a short amount of time? If you’re caring by nature consider becoming a Personal Support Worker.
As a Personal Support Worker, you would provide personal care and companionship for those living with disability, disease, or old age. You would help with meal preparation, feeding, bathing, personal hygiene, and housekeeping duties. A healthcare worker or nurse may also direct you to assist with tasks like administering medication and collecting specimens (under their supervision). Most important, being a Personal Support Worker means you have to be patient and sensitive to your client’s needs.
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Become Qualified in Personal Support Work
The Personal Support Worker certificate program at Oxford College prepares you for careers in a range of healthcare settings. The program gives you hands-on training and theoretical knowledge required for a rewarding career as a Personal Support Worker.
As a Personal Support Worker, you will provide personal care to seniors, persons with disabilities, and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence, in which the Personal Support Worker may also reside. Personal Support Workers ensure the safety and well-being of their clients and demonstrate sensitivity and respect for each individual in their care.
During the Personal Support Worker certificate program, you’ll learn how to:
- Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence, or family disruption
- Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
- Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
- Perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of a home care agency supervisor or nurse
- Perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes, and making beds
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We’re Licensed by the National Association of Career Colleges
Oxford College’s Personal Support Worker certificate program is licensed by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC). Earning the NACC certification shows that you meet the high professional standards of the NACC, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.
Countless Career Opportunities
Graduates are employed by home care and support agencies and private households, or they may be self-employed.
Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:
- Personal Support Worker
- Personal Care Attendant
- Live-in Caregiver
- Residential Support Worker
After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!
Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.
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