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PSW Preceptor and Placement Survey

Thank you so much for hosting CDSBEO PSW students on their placements. We appreciate all you do and would like to provide you with the opportunity to give us some feedback regarding our program. Please complete the following survey. The link will close on Monday, June 24th at 9 am.

Partner Survey

April 5th PA Day: “Health and Safety and Focusing on the Fundamentals of Mathematics”

We are pleased to provide you with the agenda for the upcoming PA day on April 5th. The morning half of the  PA Day is for all staff and will focus on Health and Safety.  The afternoon half of the PA Day is for all Elementary and Secondary teaching staff, focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics.  Please see the attached agenda for an overview of the day. April 5th – PA Day Agenda

Osgoode Care Centre Employment Opportunity!!

Applications are invited for part-time and casual positions at our 100 bed facility located in Metcalfe, Ontario.

Responsible to function under the supervision of the Director of Care, PSW Coordinator, Registered Practical Nurse and Registered Nursing staff by assisting residents to meet their emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and physical needs. As a valued member of our team you will demonstrate a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with our organization’s mission, vision and values.

• Assists in providing direct care for residents; assists with ambulation, feeding, bathing and grooming
• Encourages participation in activity programs by assisting residents to and from activities
• Assists with meal service and nourishment delivery to residents and provides feeding assistance as required
• Provides emotional and social support to residents/families including palliative care
• Adheres to established departmental policy and procedures regarding documentation, quality assurance, fire, safety, environment and infection control
• Consults with and informs supervisor of unit activities, needs and matters related to resident care
• Participates in care conferences and documentation related to resident care plans.

• Personal Support Worker certification from an approved Personal Support Worker Course as per the requirements of the Long Term Care Homes Act and Regulations
• Police Vulnerable Sector Check that is less than 6 months old at time of hire
• Two-step Tuberculosis (TB) test results as per Public Health requirements and current annual influenza immunization for this upcoming year 2018-9.
• Mentally and physically able to perform duties as assigned
• Ability to communicate positively with other staff, residents and families
• Demonstrates empathy, concern and interest in providing quality care and service to residents
• Demonstrates organizational skills and ability to complete assignments in a timely fashion
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to provide resident care in accordance with application legislation, job routines, nursing care plans, ability to read and write English and understand verbal and written instructions in English.

Please apply to Pam Clement, PSW Coordinator, via email

We appreciate all responses to this posting however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Osgoode Care Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

Osgoode Care Centre is committed to creating a barrier-free, accessible organization, utilizing a collaborative approach in supporting persons with disabilities during recruitment, assessment, selection, hiring and the ongoing employment life cycle. Upon individual request, the Centre will endeavour to remove and barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the applicant, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources.

Semester 2 Online Course Registration now open

The registration link for the online second semester courses is now open. Please find the link below to register.

Password: cdsbeo

Courses will start on Monday, February 11th.  Please remember that we will require the following:

  • High School Transcript – if you are a former student from our board, I have access to your transcript.  If you are not, please email me a copy of your transcript.
  • Registration Form – if you have taken online courses with us before, there is no need to fill out this form again.  If you have not, please fill out the form and email it back to me with a copy of your birth certificate.

Did you miss our PSW information session?

Are you thinking this might be a great new career for you? Did you know that we are accredited and offer the same certification as a college program? Please download the information package for more information about our program. It contains everything you need to know to register for our next session beginning in February 2019.

PSW Orientation Package February 2019

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CDSBEO PSW Brochure-v2

February 2019 Personal Support Worker Program Registration Session

Our sessions to register for the February 2019 PSW program have been booked! We look forward to seeing you again. Please note, we anticipate running courses based on our information session numbers in Brockville (including students from Gananoque), Smiths Falls (including students from Kemptville), and Cornwall (including students from Vankleek Hill). Every effort will be made to complete your co-op placements in your home communities.

PSW Brockville                  January 14, 2019               St. Mary                               2:30 – 4:30

PSW Cornwall                    January 17, 2019               Cornwall Board Office    1:00 – 3:00

PSW Smiths Falls              January 18, 2019               St. James C.E.C                  1:00 – 3:00

PSW Kemptville                January 21, 2019               St. Michael C.H.S.             2:30 – 4:30

PSW Gananoque              January 22, 2019               St. Joseph                           2:00 – 4:00

PSW Vankleek Hill            January 25, 2019               St. Jude                                2:30 – 4:30

Please fill in the form below to hold your spot!

November 23rd PA Day: “Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math”

As a board, we will be focusing on the Fundamentals of Math on our next board wide PA Day. Please see the attached agenda for more information. Nov 23 2018 PA Day Agenda

Semester 2 PSW Information Sessions for Spring 2019

Have you heard about our Personal Support Worker Program? Are you interested in hearing more about it? We have booked our information sessions for the Spring 2019 PSW program.

Information locations and dates

November 27/18   1:00 – 2:00   St. James Catholic Education Center – Smiths Falls

November 28/18   3:00 – 4:00   St. Mary C.H.S. – Brockville

December 3/18      2:00 – 3:00   Cornwall Board Office

December 7/18      3:00 – 4:00   St. Joseph – Gananoque

December 10/18    3:00 – 4:00   St. Jude – Vankleek Hill

December 12/18    3:00 – 4:00   St. Michael C.H.S. – Kemptville

Please register using the link below to ensure a spot. We look forward to seeing you!

Our New Theme

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is excited to introduce our new spiritual theme:  Be Holy – Joy Springs from a Loving Heart! ❤️ The theme will inspire our students, staff, and Catholic school community to work together to grow in holiness, through the joy of a loving heart.

“We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.” – Pope Francis

To read more about our spiritual theme visit our website at:

eLearning Registration News

As the back to school season gets closer, many are anxious for the fall online courses to begin. Our registration link will be up on September 5th and our online courses will begin on Monday, September 10th, 2018. We are looking forward to working with you.

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