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Want to learn more about the PSW profession and program? Attend a drop-in information session at Grandview on Thurs, July 6 from 2-4pm or 6-8pm.

Background Grandview Lodge has partnered with Niagara College to offer an 8 month Personal Support Worker (PSW) program at its 657 Lock St. West location (Dunnville). The program, now in its second year, is delivered by Niagara College instructors in Grandview’s auditorium 2 days each week.
Completion of this program will provide students with a College Certificate as a PSW and 2 additional certificates (Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) and TrainCan Food Safety) that enhance their marketability and ability to provide quality care. Offering the program locally at Grandview Lodge eliminates extensive travel for Haldimand County students, and provides 220 hours of clinical placement within our community.

Why become a PSW? What does a PSW do?

A Personal Support Worker is a skilled health-care provider that assists clients during all life stages, from infancy to end-of-life, to meet their physical and psychosocial needs. A personal support worker…
• assists people with daily living activities including feeding, walking & transportation

• has the ability to communicate effectively with verbal, listening and writing skills

• enjoys working with people & assisting them with the day-to-day challenges of life

• supports and encourages people to remain as independent as life allows them

Benefits & Opportunities

Offering the program at Grandview Lodge eliminates extensive travel for Haldimand County students, and provides 220 hours of clinical placement within our community. Successful students of this program will have the potential to gain employment at Grandview Lodge, Edgewater Gardens, the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, and other similar healthcare locations in Haldimand County and abroad. The PSW course is an excellent starting point for individuals who wish to enter into nursing. Employment opportunities are wide-ranging and include (but are not limited to):
• group homes

• long term care home

• adult day programs

• acute care hospitals

• hospice/palliative care services

• private duty nursing

• home care agencies

• seniors residences

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, including the following required courses:

English – any Grade 12 (C) or (U), or equivalent

Mathematics – any Grade 11 (C) or (U), or equivalent

Biology - any Grade 11 (C) or (U), or Grade 12 (C)

How to Apply

Interested individuals may submit their application online at http://www.niagaracollege.ca/forms/grandviewpsw/ or e-mail lpatriquin@niagaracollege.ca for more information.

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