A Personal Support Worker is someone who provides direct personal and health care assistance to the aged, chronically ill or disabled including all age groups. There is a growth trend in the demand for Personal Support workers in long term care facilities, in community (home) care environments, and in hospitals. For the past several years, the District School Board of Niagara has graduated hundreds of individuals with an average of 85% placement rate into jobs in the Niagara Region now paying $15-$22 per hour.
The DSBN Personal Support Worker Program is ACCREDITED and meets all professional and educational requirements as outlined by the PSW Education Program Standards as set out by the Community Support Association of Ontario. In addition, the program meets the curriculum requirements for high-school credits as set by the Ministry of Education.
Our PSW teachers of the credit programs are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and clinical instructors are either R.N.s or R.P.N.s. Join the many others who have earned their high-school diploma, gained valuable work skills, and become employed as a Personal Support Worker.