Personal Support Workers serve an important role in our communities
Program: Personal Support Worker
Department: School of Health & Human Services
Delivery Method: Classroom/Lab/Practicum
Program Duration: 1 year
Delivery Location: Yellowknife North Slave Campus
Aurora Campus (Inuvik)*
The Personal Support Worker program prepares people to work in a variety of community health care settings. Personal Support Workers work closely with people, helping them where they live. They are part of a health care team that includes nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and others. The support worker promotes and maintains physical, psychological, and social well-being.
Graduates may seek employment with home care services, elders’ homes, group homes, daycares working as an aide with children who have special needs, long term care units, or under the supervision of the health centre staff providing support to the community.
*Contact the Registrar.