Personal Support Worker
Aid the senior population through an education that will help you get a fulfilling career.
As a Personal Support Worker graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Home Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Private Residences and Hospitals.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Ridgewood Addiction Services
- Forest Dale Nursing Home
- York Care Centre
- Pine Grove Nursing Home
- Eden Special Care Home
- Alleira Living
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4412, 3413 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
The need for home support workers and personal care attendants is increasing as our population ages. A role in this rewarding field will see you providing support to clients and their families that need assistance; whether elderly, disabled, or recovering from a serious illness or injury.
As a Personal Support Worker, your job will be to assist individuals with their daily routines, including preparing meals and feeding, maintaining personal hygiene, running errands, monitoring medication and recovery, and informal counselling support. Studying to become a Personal Support Worker at Eastern College will provide you with the skills required to meet provincial standards, to help you find a job in your chosen field that much quicker.
Students enrolled in this program receive:
- WHMIS awareness certificate;
- First Aid with Heartstart;
- National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) curriculum.
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Acute Care for Personal Support Worker
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
CPRF and First Aid/WHMIS
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Student Success Strategies
- High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
- Clear Conduct Certificate
- Vulnerable Sector Search
- Clear medical certificate indicating current immunization and free from communicable diseases
- Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written)
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