This program is for individuals wishing to enter the health care field as Personal Support Workers and provide health care in community settings or long term care facilities. The Limestone District School Board's Personal Support Worker (PSW) training program has met all professional and educational requirements as outlined by the Personal Support Worker Educational Program Accreditation Standard.
Become a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW), earn secondary school credits, and gain quality employment in the health care field. Our program is Provincially Accredited (OCSA-660 hours) and has been preparing outstanding health care providers since 1998.
Supporting Our Community Since 1998
LC-Limestone Education Centre provides high quality Personal Support Worker (PSW), education in the Kingston area. We recognize, and strongly support, the role of well trained, competent and caring Personal Support Workers in our community. The PSW student will be part of a multi-disciplinary health care team in a supportive role, providing compassionate and professional care to vulnerable individuals, enabling the individuals/clients/residents/patients to achieve the highest potential of quality of life. Through our 660 hour PSW program, students receive in-class instruction, as well as practical training utilizing both community and facility placements.
PSW Certificate Program Outline
Full Time, Day Program, 8.5 months (September through May)
Six (6) credits which can be applied to Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements
Professional Training and Certifications provided by:
Registered Nurses, BScN/RN
Academic Teachers, OCT
Health and Safety Inspector, KFL&A Health Unit
Canadian Red Cross
Community Coaching provided by:
Canadian Hearing Society
Family and Children's Services of FL&A
Pathways for Children and Youth
Alzheimer Society of Kingston
Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach
Role of the Worker
Individuality of the Person
Assisting the Person with Mobility
Assisting with Personal Hygiene
Assisting the Family
Optimal Support Care Planning
Patient Abuse Issues
Mental Health Issues
Assisting with Medications
Assisting the Person who is Dying
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PSW Textbook ................
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Information Sessions 2017
Interested participants must attend one of the following 2017 information sessions to be eligible for the program and to receive an interview appointment. Information sessions are approximately 1 hour in length.