It takes a special kind of person to succeed as a Personal Support Worker. It is recommended that applicants research the demands of this career, and consider undertaking related volunteer experiences or part-time employment working with older adults.
Demonstrated Skill in Communication
- English Literacy test will be administered
- Students under 19 require an OSSD; for students 19 years or older, minimum Grade 10 education completed
- For students 19 years or older, who have not yet completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), there is an opportunity to earn credits towards your high school diploma. Assessment of your academic graduation requirements will be done after your application to the program is accepted and the program has begun.
Fitness to Complete Practical Component
- This is a physically demanding program which requires the student to lift and transfer their clients
Up-to-date Immunization Record
- Confirmation before program start required for : Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, (DPT), Polio (P), Tuberculosis (2 stage skin test or xray)
- Highly Recommended : Hepatitis B vaccine, Annual ‘Flu Shot
- Acceptable Vulnerable Sectors Screening
- The Ministry of Community and Social Services requires a successful Vulnerable Sectors Screening for individuals who have direct contact with vulnerable individuals including children and adults. Access to Information Waiver forms will be distributed at the time of interview.
For more information, please visit http://www.nrps.com/records/c2.asp#Vulnerable Sector Clearances
The courses offered in this program are:
- TPJ3C (Health Care)
- TOJ4C (Gerontology)
- Cooperative Education Credits (for clinical and community placements)