NACC Personal Support Worker 2015 Certificate Program

This program at JRS College of Business and Health Care Inc. is designed to prepare students to provide support services to people living at home setting; in long-term care centers or any other health care facilities. This program educates students with the ability to communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team. They will also learn methods to safely care for the clients who might be experiencing emotional, physical or behavior challenges. Upon completing the practicum arranged by JRS College of Business and Health Care Inc., students would have excellent experience in the field of health care enabling them to launch careers in this field.

The NACC Personal Support Worker program offers its students quality education and training. The NACC PSW Program teaches you the content and the skill competencies that are required to be an efficient Personal Support Worker.

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
  • Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation, Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions
  • Clinical Placement (Community) – 110 Hours
  • Clinical Placement (Facility) – 200 Hours

The NACC final examination evaluates the theory component of the training and determines whether the candidate has the required level of knowledge to do the job safely and effectively. The external setting for the exam and marking provide unbiased and consistent evaluation of adherence to NACC PSW standards.

The Examination Services Committee of NACC was formed to monitor and review the Personal Support Worker and Personal Assistant examination system. The Examination Services Committee also serves as a resource for member colleges offering support and advice, as well as annual visits to confirm compliance with NACC standards for delivery of the program.

Examinations are developed by the Committee with input from the industry and Common Standards Group Colleges and are offered online monthly.

This standardized curricula and third party examinations not only demonstrate NACC’s commitment to promote national standards, but also facilitate credit transfer and mobility for students seeking further qualifications.

Students who graduate are awarded a numbered certificate and a numbered pin identifying them as having successfully passed the theory portion of the PSW program.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent admission requirement in addition to Medical Certificate of fitness to complete the program
  • Literacy Test to be completed by all applicants
  • Clear police records check (Vulnerable), Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR
  • 287 hours of classroom instruction
  • 413 hours of clinical placement – a) supervised on site by the college instructor in both institutional and community sites and b) precepted by the host supervisor in both institutional and community sites.
  • Skills Passbook to be completed on placement

All students write the NACC final theory examination at the end of the placement. Maximum of 3 writings. This is a quality assurance mechanism for the college, the student and NACC.

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