Perinatal Support Worker

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Overview

The next intake for this program will be Fall 2020.

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Build on your existing skills and knowledge as a Personal Support Worker in this new program! Open to Personal Support Worker graduates, the PNSW program covers the period from conception through the first year of a newborn's life. The program encompasses support for low and high risk women (social as well as medical) and includes working with the disability community. No other support program offers such a comprehensive curriculum.

Upon completion of the program, the PNSW will function much like a Personal Support Worker does, acting both independently and under supervision of a health care professional such as a nurse or midwife depending upon the circumstance of their employment.

As an independent, ancillary member of the health care team the PNSW will be able to act as an advocate for the women and families they support. Working in collaboration with other members of a woman's health care team the PNSW can create the most appropriate and personalized emotional, educational and physical support for mother, baby and family. The PNSW will also be able to deliver perinatal education to new and expecting parents.

The PNSW program offers a new and innovative career option for those whose passion is working with new and expecting families.

  • Train to provide evidence based educational, emotional and physical support appropriate to the individual needs of the client/s
  • Learn to provide supportive care for newborns and infants up to the age of 1 year
  • Courses are completed online and in the evenings, allowing students to work while in the program
Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing

You must be a graduate of a Personal Support Worker Program from a recognized College / Post-Secondary institution.

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing.

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
HSCI10240 Perinatal Support Worker

As an independent, ancillary, member of the health care team the PNSW will act as an advocate for the women and families they support. Working in collaboration with other members of a woman's health care team the PNSW can create the most appropriate and personalized emotional, educational and physical support for mother, baby and family. 

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 Dates

The program schedule for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms is listed below. 

 

Course Dates

Tuesdays & Thursdays Sept. 15-Feb. 11 (excluding holidays)

Course Time

Course Location

 

September 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29, 2020

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2020 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2020 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17, 2020 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28, 2021

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

February 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2021

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Online

The course includes 170 hours of combined learning

  • 102 live hours (via online platform)
  • 26 taped hours
  • 50 independent course hours
  • Plus independent learning (projects, readings etc.).
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

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Career Opportunities

Perinatal Support Workers may be able to find employment in the following areas:

  •  Birthing clinics
  •  Hospitals
  •  In Home
  •  Doctors Clinic
  •  Breastfeeding Clinics
  •  Parenting Education Facilities
  •  Private Businesses & Agencies