Certification Program | Offered in Toronto
ABM College offers flexible schedules.
The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program will provide the necessary skills required for the care of individuals needing temporary or permanent assistance with their daily needs.
PSWs must develop a broad range of abilities. They must provide not only for the comfort, safety and well-being of their clients, but also demonstrate compassion and respect for those in their care.
The Personal Support Worker program prepares students to work with the frail and elderly as well as individuals with physical disabilities.
This program replaces previous programs for health care aides, home support workers, and attendant/respite workers. It was developed as part of the Ontario government’s plan to reform long-term care and support services.
CPR and First Aid
PROGRAM COMMITMENT IS 700 HOURS
|2||Safety and Mobility|
|4||Assisting with Personal Hygiene|
|5||Abuse and Neglect|
|6||Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration|
|7||Care Planning/ Restorative Care/ Electronic Documentation/ Working in the Community|
|8||Assisting the Family/ Growth and Development|
|9||Assisting the Dying Person|
|10||Assisting with Medications|
|11||Cognitive/ Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries|
|13||Clinical Placement (Community)|
|14||Clinical Placement (Facility)|
- Personal Support Worker
- Nursing Assistant
- Home Support worker
- Health Care Aid
Students must meet ALL of the following criteria
- Grade 12 or Equivalent / Mature Student Status
- Admission Test
- Criminal Record Test
- Medical Certificate and Immunization for Hepatitis B
- Personal Interview to determine interest, attitude and values
For further information about our Personal Support Worker program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.