Become a Well-Regarded Personal Support Worker in Just 24 Weeks
and Establish a Career Contributing to Health, Wellness and Improved Quality of Living
If you’re a compassionate individual looking for a way to make a living that is both personally and professionally rewarding, becoming a Personal Support Worker could be perfect for you.
Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are an integral part of the community, assisting with and improving the quality of life for individuals who require continuous care. As a PSW, your compassion and medical training will bring much needed support to patient care recipients and their families.
Quality of Life Professional
As a qualified Personal Support Worker you’ll have the skills and experience to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Take a look at some of the important services you’ll provide in this position:
Personal Care – Basic Care of Residents and Patients Rehabilitation and
Restorative Care – Palliative Care for the Dying
Hospitals – Physical Health Care Duties – Maintain Records / Procedures
Plus, in addition to the well-regarded Evergreen College Personal Support Worker Certification, as a successful graduate of this program you’ll also receive your First Aid & CPR certifications, Public Health Food Handler Certificate, and Alzheimer’s Society Training Certificate. These recognized certifications will make you highly marketable to prospective employers.
Growing Demand for PSW’s
Unlike some jobs, such as customer service, manufacturing or tech support, Healthcare services cannot be outsourced. As a professional in this field you’ll enjoy a high level of job security. Our rising and aging population has created an increased demand for Personal Support Workers. In fact, the Ontario government has budgeted $107 million towards hiring 2500 additional Personal Support Workers by 2011.
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have greatly increased which means a steady demand for skilled support staff. As a PSW you may also become a private contractor. Wherever you decide to work, as a qualified Personal Support Worker you’ll be in demand for your skills and expertise.
Job Opportunities for Qualified PSW’s:
Successful graduates of the Evergreen College Personal Support Worker’s program are employed in a wide variety of dynamic settings, including:
- Retirement/Nursing Homes
- Group Homes
- Hospice Centres
- Day Care Centres
- Private Homes (for Health Care Agencies)
Clinical Placement: Nothing Beats On-the-Job Experience
You’ll make a smooth transition from training into the professional setting and will start your new career with confidence after gaining plenty of hands-on, practical experience in a real work setting before you graduate. Some students are even offered jobs with their placement employers. You could land a great job while you’re still in school!
Flexible Schedules to Fit Your Lifestyle
In the Community Service Worker Program at Evergreen College you can choose the schedule that fits your lifestyle. You will have the option to attend the classes in the Morning, Evening, or choose our weekends option. We recognize that our students have a variety of responsibilities. Whatever your unique situation, Evergreen has a program that works for you.
Discover Your Funding Opportunities
Your education is an investment in your future. At Evergreen College we realize that all students come from unique financial backgrounds. There are many options when it comes to financing your education including Second Career for individuals receiving EI or OW, programs for recipients of WSIB & ODSP, Instalment Payment Plans, Bursaries, Scholarships, Loans, Lines of Credit and more. Our Financial Aid experts can help you navigate your funding options and discover the financing solution that’s right for you.