Compassionate, caring, client-focused, advocate: these are just some of the words used to describe those who have chosen the career of Personal Support Worker (PSW). Striking the right balance of challenging and rewarding, professionals in this field play a critical role in our health care system.
More jobs for PSW’s
Besides offering a fulfilling career, the need for personal support workers exists in Ontario. According to the Government of Canada Job market report there are more than 1200 vacancies currently in the province of Ontario, cooling the competition for new personal support worker graduates attempting to enter the job market.
Personal support workers are one of the largest groups of healthcare providers in Ontario. Their support and frontline care services are critical to both Canada’s healthcare system and the public that relies on their assistance.
PSW’s have a passion and desire to positively impact the lives of their clients. They focus on aiding and providing compassionate care for others.
Start your career at Sault College
Sault College offers a comprehensive 30-week Personal Support Worker program that includes clinical and field placements, incorporating the knowledge, theory, and values needed to ensure success in the healthcare field.
And with convenient intakes in January, May and September the program works around your schedule.
Graduates of Sault College’s PSW program work in:
- Long term care facilities
- Private agencies
- Retirement homes
- Home care settings
- Boards of education
- Palliative care settings
- Group homes
A community in need looks to Sault College
“Sault College’s program provides a curriculum ensuring personal support worker students are pre-screened to be appropriate fit to provide personal care,” says Helina McGrath, Executive Director of Care Services for the Finnish Rest Home Association. “The Sault College PSW Program management, teachers and quality monitoring is greatly valued by our organization. Teachers and College professionals possess a great work ethic, skills and abilities to teach and supervise students ensuring Sault College graduates are ready and able to step into full scope of PSW tasks and expectations.”
Click here for more information about Sault College’s Personal Support Worker program or contact the Registrar’s office at 1-800-461-2260.