Lend a Helping Hand

Feel you have the care, compassion and drive to help people, but not sure how to go about it?

Confederation College’s Personal Support Worker is a one-year certificate program that helps you get into the workforce faster. Personal Support Workers (PSW) are health care providers who assist persons with the tasks of daily living such as home management, personal care, family responsibilities, social and recreational activities. Usually you 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.

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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