The Personal Support Worker Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide personal care and home management services to communities and institutional settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and private homes.
In order to provide safe, effective and sensitive skills in care giving and community work, it is important that students adopt the psychosocial approach to care. Safe and effective functioning requires the need to understand the legalities of the role of PSW, and the demand for a positive work ethic that is productive and constructive to PSWs. Sensitivity to the students and their rights is crucial to both the theme of instruction and training of the PSW.
Osilla offers a PSW Full Program, a PSW Bridging Program and a PSW Upgrading Program to meet the needs of students who have different backgrounds in the PSW field.
- The PSW Full Program is for students who want to start a new career as a Personal Support Worker.
- The PSW Bridging Program is for students who are Health Care Aides and Home Support Workers with or without a formal certificate.
- The PSW Upgrading Program is for students whose PSW certificate was issued before January 1, 2006.
The objective of Osilla Institute’s PSW Diploma Program is to help students master the personal and occupational skills.