PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

medix personal support worker students practicing their skills

*Program developed and accredited by the National Association of Career Colleges.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the Personal Support field. The objective of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is to provide students with satisfactory skills and competency in a variety of clinical and interactive areas needed for employment in the health care field.

This program consolidates and replaces services previously provided by Health Care Aides, Home Support Workers, Attendant Care Providers and Respite Worker Training. Students learn about individuality of the person, role of the worker, assisting the families and household management.

EMPLOYMENT TYPES

What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program?


Personal support worker (PSW)

Residential support worker

Personal aides

Live-in caregiver

Personal care attendant

Child care and personal support worker

MEDIX COLLEGE REVIEW - EUPHEMIA


"I chose Medix College because....I came to this country, a new immigrant, and didn't even know Medix.

But when we came, the school I took my kids to, I asked some of the parents, about the great schools around, and they told me about Medix!

Also, I went on the internet searching and reading more information about them.

I went there to get information and find out if I was doing the right thing.

Once my husband came home, he said he asked everyone and they were all talking about Medix. That was why I chose Medix!

[Everything] people told me about Medix before I came to the college, it all came through. Immediately upon finishing college, I just got a job!

My old [internship] wanted me. Everywhere I went I found it so easy.

I had a job with a private client, and I had another job, and when I leave [at the end of the day] it's like they don't want me to leave!.

And where I'm working presently, I tell you, within two to three months, they increase my wages!

It's all because what I went through when I came to Medix that gave me all those extra experiences.

It's been so wonderful!"

EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONS

Where do graduates of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program work?


Health centres

Hospitals

Long-term care facilities

Group homes

Clients’ homes

Private care facilities

COMMON JOB TASKS

What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) field?


Prepare, cook and serve meals.

Launder clothing and household linens.

Perform light housekeeping and cleaning.

Provide personal care.

Aid clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene.

Administer bedside and personal care.

MEDIX ADVANTAGE

Why choose the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Personal Support Worker (PSW). During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off- site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the College's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)

Ontario Second Career

Out of Province Options

Student Lines of Credit

Lifelone Learning Plan

RESP

Employment Ontario

Monthly Payment Plan

 Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.




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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Gr.12 OSSD/High School Graduate or Mature Student Status (18 Ontario, 19 out of province)

Successful completion of entrance evaluation

Admissions interview

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The admissions process for this program is a four part process:

Initial Contact

Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.

Confidential Interview

An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.

Business Affairs Assessment

The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.

Enrollment

After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.