Get the Skills to Become a Personal Support Worker

A support worker assisting a client in a wheelchair. Get a new career, start your Personal Support Worker Diploma Program at CCBST.
Begin a fulfilling career as a Personal Support Worker – help clients maintain their health, happiness, and dignity

Personal Support Worker Diploma Program in as Little as 35 Weeks*

If you’re a naturally nurturing person who enjoys caring for others then you should consider becoming a personal support worker. Learn to care for the safety of your clients, while demonstrating sensitivity and respect for those in your care.

Become a Caring Personal Support Worker

The Personal Support Worker Diploma program at CCBST trains students to provide physical, psychological and social assistance to their patients. Develop the full range of skills required to assist people with their personal and household needs in order to ensure their contentment and well being.

You will learn how to best provide support and personal care to individuals including assisting with dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and routine activities in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act.

Course Outline

During the Personal Support Worker Diploma program you’ll learn:

  • Safety
  • Personal hygiene
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Administering medication
  • Handling restricted mobility
  • Optimal support/care planning
  • Assisting a person who is dying
  • Recognizing and reporting abuse
  • Communicating with the family of a patient
  • Aiding a client in managing ongoing conditions
  • Cognitive impairment and mental health issues
  • Household management and meal preparation

You’ll also complete a school supervised clinical placement (practicum) so that you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities. CCBST is 100% responsible for finding a placement for you with an appropriate organization.

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The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Career Opportunities

Get the hands-on skills you need in order to work in a variety of environments including: health care facilities, group homes, and hospitals as well as how to care for clients who are living in their own homes.

Graduates of the Personal Support Worker Diploma program could find employment as a:

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Home Health Care Worker
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Health Care Aid
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Nurses Aide
  • Nursing Attendant
  • Orderly
  • Patient Care Aid
  • Patient Services Associate
  • Visiting Homemaker
  • and more!

With so many valuable skills learned, you have a wide variety of career possibilities to choose from.

Funding Your Education

CCBST is an excellent option for individuals who want to get ahead without a major financial burden. At CCBST, tuition is more affordable than larger schools while maintaining the same quality of education.

You may also be eligible to receive OSAP (Government Financial Aid) as all CCBST programs are full time.

Lastly, you may qualify for Second Career Eligibility Ontario. The Second Career program provides support to laid-off employees who will benefit from retraining to find work. Please contact a CCBST admissions representative to see if you meet the criteria.

For more information about Financial Aid and Second Career Training click here.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Personal Support Worker Right For You? Get More Info…

To learn more about a career as a Personal Support Worker and to find out if CCBST is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information. For immediate questions or to speak with a friendly CCBST Admissions Advisor, call Brampton 905-224-5241, Scarborough 416-800-6236, or North York 416-800-2664.

*35 week program length when completed in normal time.