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"... I sincerely appreciate the kindness, thoughtfulness and support you have given me throughout my studies. I found a good career even before writing the final NACC exam. My special thanks to Heather Jennifer Yang and Curt Moeller; to Liliana Mitrea for her hard work and her great teaching; to Boz Cooper and Lidia Sarubbi who made my time at Academy of Learning such a success."

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Program: Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Industry Overview

As Canada’s population ages, there is an increased need for Personal Support Workers who can handle the challenges and reap the rewards of caring for the elderly community. As a Personal Support Worker, you will manage many different responsibilities related to a client’s overall care. This could include helping with bathing, dressing and feeding the client to taking care of household tasks that clients can no longer manage on their own.
In just 32 weeks, you can get your Personal Support Worker diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus and get started on a new career in no time! Our diploma program will give you the skills, training and on-site work experience you need to start a career as a Personal Support Worker with confidence.  Contact a career consultant at Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus today for more information.  We’re always available to discuss your education and financial assistance options.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a Personal Support Worker, you bring skill and compassion to the workplace. A Personal Support Worker manages many different aspects of a client’s domestic, physical and emotional well-being and contributes greatly to the client’s overall quality of life.
 Personal Support Workers can have any number of duties, depending on the client and the level and type of care required.  They can assist clients with bathing, maintaining personal hygiene, dressing and undressing, preparing meals, assisting in the feeding of clients and administering medication. Personal Support Workers may be asked to perform basic housekeeping duties, such as laundry, light cleaning and making beds. They also interact with clients and other family members to provide companionship, answer questions and create a cheerful and positive experience for everyone involved.
A diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus gives you the training and work experience you need to be a Personal Support Worker. Call us today for more information. In only 32 weeks, you’ll be ready to take on this challenging and satisfying career!

Skills & Attributes

A diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus lets employers know that you have the skills and training required of Personal Support Workers.  Some of the personal attributes that potential employers look for in a Personal Support Worker include:
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Superior ability to multi-task
  • A friendly and cheerful demeanour, even under difficult circumstances
  • Empathy and compassion for clients
  • Good communication skills
  • Respect for all aspects of client confidentiality
  • Confidence and initiative
  • A desire to contribute to the safety and dignity of clients
Contact us for more information and we’ll show you how quickly this rewarding career could be yours!

Career Opportunities

Your Personal Support Worker diploma Learning gives you the skills, training and experience you require to can find a rewarding career in a variety of interesting and rewarding settings, including:
  • Hospitals
  • Community healthcare agencies
  • Nursing and long-term care facilities
  • Retirement Homes
  • Alzheimer’s programs, or other mental health programs
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Day Programs
  • Private Duty
  • Hospices
  • Group Homes
Call Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus for more information and get started today. You can graduate and in a whole new career sooner than you thought possible!

Graduate in 32 Weeks

In just 32 weeks, you could be on your way to a whole new career as a Personal Support Worker.  A diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus will give you the knowledge, skills, and work experience you need to work in a variety of medical settings. 

Why delay? Call us today and get started tomorrow!