PSW Information Session October 8, 2014 1:30pm. YORKDALE PSW MANDATE STATEMENT.
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PSW Information SessionOctober 8, 20141:30pm
Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre is dedicated to providing training to the next generation of Personal Support Workers preparing them for careers as healthcare professionals and as contributing members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
Yorkdale will continue to partner with the healthcare community to ensure we can meet the needs of the employers and those of the clients to whom we will be providing professional and compassionate care.
Is This You?
“Personal support workers care for our most vulnerable patients.
They are critical in helping seniors and people with complex care needs lead independent and healthy lives.
As our population ages, we are taking action to strengthen this workforce so that it will meet Ontario’s personal support needs now and in the future.”
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Personal Support Worker Job Description – General
The PSW job description will always vary but in general, some of the common duties are:
How much do PSWs earn?
The salary for PSW depends on the employer and setting. It ranges from approximately $11.50 per hour to approximately $18.36 per hour. Many PSW positions are casual or part-time. There are some unionized jobs that also include benefits.
Wages for PSWs in the publicly-funded home and community care sector will be increased by $1.50 per hour retroactive to April 1, 2014, and are intended to increase another $1.50 per hour on April 1, 2015, and a further $1.00 on April 1, 2016.
The minimum wage for these personal support workers will also be set at $14.00 per hour in 2014-15 and rise to $16.50 on this same timeline.
There will be 2080 new full time PSW Jobs in Ontario over the next few years.
How do PSWs get “certified” or registered”?
The PSW is an unregulated health care worker and there is no regulating body for monitoring graduates performance. It is an unlicensed profession.
PSW Certificates are issued by the school.
What are the Admission Requirements for the Yorkdale PSW program?
Not everyone gets in the first time!
If you are not successful you must interview again
How long is the course?
It is a full time program
Classes are held everyday
Monday to Friday
The hours are:
In-school: 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
In clinical placement: 7 am – 3 pm
Hours are non-negotiable!
Approximately $1100.00 which covers the cost of the following items:
**You must be able to obtain a clear vulnerable sector screening from the police.**
If you have ever been fingerprinted or arrested you will not be able to obtain a clean record check.
This will affect you ability to complete the program!!
If you are already in possession of one or more of the listed requirements you do NOT have to pay for them again.
They must be approved by the program leader
Pass mark is 65% on all Unit Tests
8:30am to 12:00pm