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Personal Support Worker – Hybrid

Do you see yourself providing care for people in need? See yourself working within a hospital or senior’s recreation centre? Learn the fundamentals for providing daily personal care to those dealing with aging, illness or injury.

London

Kitchener

Windsor

Program Duration
Full Time: 29 weeks
Kitchener, London, Windsor Campuses
Practicum Duration
305 hours
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER CERTIFICATE

As a Personal Support Worker (PSW), you provide daily care to individuals who need assistance as they deal with the effects of aging, injury, or illness. As you compassionately care for and assist patients with personal hygiene, meal preparation, household management and in dealing with various ongoing conditions, you often develop close and rewarding relationships. As such, your knowledge and abilities must frequently go beyond dexterity as a PSW and encompass a deep understanding of your overall value to each client, as you perform your responsibilities and support with sensitivity and respect.

WHAT IS THE PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER – HYBRID PROGRAM?

Instead of taking every class on campus, students now have the chance to learn online at their own pace and also attend some virtual classes with the program instructor. This methodology of teaching and learning has some big benefits for students.

Anderson’s PSW – Hybrid program is great for students who would like to manage day-to-day activities along with educating themselves for a high, in-demand career as a Personal Support Worker. With above-average job growth, low-unemployment rate, and the current pandemic situation, the Personal Support Worker – Hybrid program is designed such that upon completion, our students are ready to join the work force in months!

Is a Career as a Personal Support Worker Right for You?

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The Personal Support Worker Hybrid program can be completed in 29 weeks, including 305 hours of practicum. The externship focuses mainly on caring for elderly patients and covers topics of abuse and safety, cognitive impairment, mental health issues, and personal hygiene. In addition, you will discover and practice the interpersonal skills which will be invaluable to your career as you care for and support your clients with dignity, kindness and respect.

To ensure you are trained in the various specialized areas you may pursue, you will also learn about childcare and assisting new mothers and newborns. In our PSW program, you have the distinct advantage of working within our fully equipped, simulated hospital room and practical nursery room. We have equipment ranging from wheelchairs and Hoyer lifts, to specialized hospital beds. You will have all the hands-on practice required to feel comfortable and confident when caring for patients of all ages and abilities.

WHAT SETS US APART

Beyond our industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use training materials and a hands-on learning environment for you to experience what it feels like to work in a healthcare facility – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.

FROM CLASSROOM TO LIFE

  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through practicum with healthcare employers
  • Work within our fully equipped, simulated hospital room and practical nursery
  • Learn with your fellow classmates, through materials and practice, how to provide exceptional patient support and be part of a professional team

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Contact us to talk with one of our Admissions Experts. We’ll walk you through the details of what you’ll need and how to apply, the details of the program curriculum and the next steps to get you on your way to your first, or next, successful career.

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It all started with a visit to Anderson College! … I was enrolled and now I’m a proud, certified Personal Support Worker. … I was blessed to have great tutors, vibrant classmates from different backgrounds and an environment to conducive to learning success. My PSW instructor … was very caring and always willing to offer professional advice.
The value of the college isn’t simply in the education, it is in the variety of programs offered and building a social network that allows you to succeed in life. So, whenever you are ready for a life-changing career, just follow the path that leads to Anderson College.

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