Our Personal Support Worker curriculum has been built for over 30 years and we believe the most comprehensive program available and includes; Duties, roles, interpersonal skills, safety, mobility, abuse, household management and meal preparation, optimal support, personal hygiene, assisting the family, cognitive and mental impairment, ongoing conditions, assisting with medications, and even assisting a dying person. For the complete overview of the modules, please fill out the request for information here.
A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a health care worker that provides care to those who are not able to care for themselves. This includes seniors, individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with mental disabilities.
They are caring support providers who help people with activities of daily living to maintain their dignity, whether they are living at home or in long-term care facilities. In addition, PSWs function as integral members of the health care team to communicate with the clients, their families and health care teams.
The following are a PSW’s major duties and responsibilities:
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Flexibility of Schedule
Osilla has a wide range of options to accommodate your busy schedule, and the Toronto / GTA comute including day, evening and weekend classes. Please fill out this form for more specific information.
Effective March 31st, 2016 the new NACC Curriculum will be active.
Osilla PSW Programs (General)
Osilla Institute offers a PSW Full Program and a PSW Bridging Program to meet the needs of students who have different backgrounds in the PSW field.
PSW Full Program
This PSW Full Program has 700 hours of training in total. There will be 390 hours of theoretical training and 310 hours of practicum training. The theoretical component of the Full Program is broken into 12 modules. Students must attain a minimum of 70% and pass all the performance demonstrations. The practicum training included 310 hours. Students will need to do 200 hours in clinical which they will be supervised and; 110 hours in the community for volunteer work. Osilla can arrange the clinical and community placements for our students
PSW Bridging Program
This PSW Bridging Program has 350 hours of training in total. There will be 195 hours of theoretical training, 100 hours of practicum training and
55 hours of community placement. The theoretical component of the Bridging Program is broken into 12 modules. Students must attain a minimum of 70%
and pass all the performance demonstrations. The practicum training included 155 hours.
Students will need to do 100 hours in clinical placement, which they will be supervised and 55 hours in the community for volunteer work.
Osilla can arrange the clinical and community placements for our students.
To qualify for the PSW Bridging Program is for students that are:
Health Care Aides - Canadian Graduate
Home Support Workers - Canadian Graduate
Personal Support Worker - Canadian Graduate
Nurse or Registered Nurse – Domestic or Foreign Trained with Degree in
Practical Nurse: Registered Practical Nurse (RPN); Licensed Practical
Nurse (LPN) – Domestic or Foreign Trained.