Personal Support Workers play an important role in the Canadian healthcare system. At BCA’s PSW program, you will learn how to improve the quality of life of your patients, including assisting with their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This holistic approach to well-being will allow you to differentiate yourself in the highly competitive healthcare field.
You will also learn how to assist clients various needs such as: helping with personal hygiene, assisting their mobility challenges, ensuring proper nutrition, creating a care plan, helping with medications and cognitive issues, as well as identifying and reporting signs of elder abuse. In addition, you will receive your Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate before being placed in industry-relevant placement opportunities.
Hands-on Healthcare Training
The Personal Support Worker program gives you industry-focused, relevant training to help you excel in various care environments.
The final stages of the PSW program are two practicum placements, totaling 310 hours over eight weeks, with one at a community organization, and the second at a care facility. These work placements ensure that you will be job-ready and prepared to move into your new career as a personal support worker.