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Personal Support Worker

Program Overview

Take advantage of the many PSW opportunities available in the Health Care industry by enrolling in Westervelt’s full-time Personal Support Worker program in Brantford, Kitchener, and London, Ontario. Our training programs are designed to help you be career ready in months and learn the skills healthcare employers need.

At Westervelt, you will be fully prepared to care, provide support services, assist in activities of daily living and enhance the lives of clients families, the elderly, those in need of specialized care and individuals with physical limitations. Train in our fully ­equipped classrooms and have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is similar to how it will be in the workplace. This hands-­on PSW training will help you transition easily to your new career. At the end of the PSW program, a Facility-­Based Practicum, as well as a Community­-Based Practicum, will allow you to practice what you’ve learned in the classroom setting in a real work environment.

Upon graduation, Personal Support Workers (PSWs) can find employment working in long term care facilities, hospitals, private companies, and more.

Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. For assistance and admissions requirements, please contact our Admissions team for more information.


National Association of Career Colleges Approved by the Ministry of Long-Term Care Act

Program Courses

Westervelt’s Personal Support Worker program in Brantford, Kitchener, and London, Ontario is designed by the National Association of Career Colleges, and this training is approved by the Ministry of Long-­Term Care Act.

  • Assessing Client Needs
  • Following Care Plans and Basic Personal Care
  • Patient Safety & Mobility
  • Records Documentation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Mastering the Attitude of Success (TPI MAS)
  • Enriched Academy
  • Basic Knowledge of Medical Conditions
  • Medication
  • Vital Signs
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • WHMIS & Fire Safety
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology Studies
  • Cognitive & Mental Health Issues
  • Palliative Care
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches
  • Externship

Career Opportunities

Personal Support Workers work in Long­-Term Care Facilities, Retirement Facilities, Hospitals, or assist patients in residential settings in Brantford, Kitchener, & London as well as throughout the rest of Ontario.

Program Details

Duration 34 Weeks
Program Type Certificate
Campuses Brantford, Kitchener,London