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3 Career Paths You Can Pursue After PSW Training

If you love helping those who need it most and improving their quality of life, there are many career paths for you after training to become a personal support worker. A variety of job titles can put you in a position to help populations in need, such as seniors or those with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions. Given how much of a demand there is for qualified healthcare workers, and particularly for these populations, there are several roles you can take in order to help them.

 
Although many career paths after your training may seem similar in nature, there are nuances between them that can help determine which one is the right choice for you. Here are three examples of careers you can pursue after PSW training!

Personal Support Worker: Helping Clients in Various Situations After PSW Training

One of the more common job titles you can get after your training is also one that can see you working in a number of different environments. That’s because personal support workers work in many different kinds of facilities. For example, you could work in a long-term care facility, hospital, nursing home, or in the client’s own home. In this role, you can find yourself assisting clients with ADL (assisted daily living) such as grooming, bathing/general hygiene, eating, and accompanying them to social activities. Your main responsibility will be helping these populations with tasks and activities they aren’t able to engage with by themselves, as well as giving them companionship and care.

 One of your tasks as a personal support worker may involve helping clients get dressed
One of your tasks as a personal support worker may involve helping clients get dressed 

Continuing Care Assistant: Working with Nurses to Provide Great Care

As a continuing care assistant, you will be working under a nurse’s supervision to provide care to populations in need after your PSW training. This job may see you work with groups of various ages, such as seniors at their homes or in long-term care facilities, or children who have disabilities. Your tasks will likely be similar to those of a personal support worker, in that you’ll be helping clients with eating, meal preparation, moving around, and checking and monitoring their vital signs. You’ll be attending to their needs, helping them feel a greater sense of independence, and using your people skills to improve their everyday life.

Psychiatric Aide: Helping Clients Through Their Difficulties

If you would like to help people who have mental health concerns after your personal support worker program, this may be a job title worth pursuing. As a psychiatric aide, you will be working as part of a team of mental health professionals and tasked with helping clients who may have emotional and/or mental problems that prevent them from properly taking care of themselves. Furthermore, you can also expect to help them with their daily tasks, doing recreational activities with them, and giving them emotional support. You’ll be going above and beyond to help give them the best quality of life possible!

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