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What Do Social Workers, CSWs, and PSWs Do?

Oct 28, 2021 11:28:50 AM

If you’re looking for a meaningful role that lets you help people who are struggling, a career as a social worker, community services worker (CSW), or personal support worker (PSW) could be the answer.

All three positions are about making sure vulnerable individuals get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

But what exactly do social workers, CSWs, and PSWS each do? How are the roles different, and how can you know which one would suit you best?

In this post, we explain how all three careers compare in terms of tasks, salaries, outlook, and training requirements.

4 Growing Healthcare Careers That Don’t Need a Degree

Oct 20, 2021 10:00:06 AM

The healthcare field is growing fast. And you don’t need a university degree to become part of it.

With short, streamlined training at the college level, you can qualify for several healthcare careers with promising outlooks across Ontario.

For instance, you could become a community services worker, medical office assistant, personal support worker, or pharmacy assistant.

All of those careers are generating new opportunities—and require only a college diploma to get started.

Read on to learn more about each role and see which one may be a good choice for you.

Choosing a Personal Support Worker Program in Ottawa: Course Content & Career Options

Jan 30, 2017 11:43:44 AM

A group of personal support worker students at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

Personal support workers  (PSWs) work  one-to-one with patients of all ages and walks of life. They play a truly crucial role in their everyday health and wellbeing, helping patients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

PSWs work primarily with elderly patients, but may also provide healthcare services to chronically or terminally ill individuals of varying ages. They are an essential link between patients and families and supervising clinicians (such as nurses or doctors).

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