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Meet Shannon Corby – Personal Support Worker

Shannon Corby, 42, is a Personal Support Worker. She went back to school in 2012 after being a stay-at-home mom for more than a dozen years and got a PSW certificate from the Board of Education.

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A Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides compassionate care to those in need in long-term care facilities, palliative care centres and hospitals, and in clients’ homes.

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Want to make a difference in the lives of countless people in need? Personal support work is an ideal career for compassionate and creative people with the drive to improve the lives of others. Here's how to get started.

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Personal support workers are unregulated health professionals who provide long- or short-term care. They act as companions, preventing loneliness and bringing positivity to the lives of others; as well as personal aides by assisting people with their day-to-day activities. New
Generally, personal support workers don’t make very much. According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the median hourly wage for personal support workers—who are grouped by Statistics Canada with visiting homemakers, foster parents, and housekeepers—was $13.50. (This means that half
Being a personal support worker can be an incredibly satisfying career, but it’s also challenging and not for the faint of the heart. Review the following qualities to make sure you have what it takes to become a great personal

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