All new and returning students need to be cleared for attendance in the clinical setting. This clearance involves meeting both medical and non-medical requirements. Please see the box below outlining the clearance that is required per semester of your program. Your medical and non-medical documents will be reviewed with you to ensure you meet the requirements to attend clinical at our placement sites. Please check back to this website for more details regarding dates and times by June 15th, 2016.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Personal Support Workers work with the frail, elderly, physically challenged, mothers and newborns, and persons with special needs in long term care facilities and/or in the community at large. Students will have the skills to use lift machines and the body mechanics to ensure clients are moved safely and effectively. Students will also learn the appropriate skills to provide emotional, social and spiritual supportive care for clients and their families.
This program will appeal to students with a genuine interest in caring for the elderly and physically challenged persons of any age. They need both patience and maturity as well as strong communication skills.
Two semester program
Practical “hands-on” training with new equipment on site
There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies. Some opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer Society. There is also the potential for employment in retail homecare services.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.