Lend a Helping Hand

Feel you have the care, compassion and drive to help people?

Personal Support Workers (PSW) are important members of the health care team who assist persons with the tasks of daily living such as home management, personal care, family responsibilities, and social and recreational activities through a holistic approach. As a PSW, you will work with nurses and other health care professionals, assisting them with patient care. The PSW is also a vital part of community health care – and often the person who really makes someone’s day when they need a smile the most.

Confederation College’s Personal Support Worker one-year certificate program will give you the skills you need to get into the workforce faster. During this program, you’ll take courses in supportive care, professional growth, helping relationships and assisting clients across the lifespan. 


  • Program includes in-the-field training to get the hands-on, practical experience you need
  • Meets all guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Allows you to launch your career in health care in just one year

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in private agencies, retirement homes, home-care settings, nursing homes, hospices or long-term care facilities.

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