PSW Positions And Job Titles
Caregiving is a wide and diverse segment of healthcare. Because of that, there are multiple PSW positions and job titles that
candidates need to get acquainted with if they want to succeed in their job search. Every nursing home, long-term care facility,
and home care agency has different names for their PSW positions, especially those healthcare organizations that have been
around for decades before the term “personal support worker” became the official title for this career.
If you are currently in the job market looking for new employment opportunities as a personal support worker but are having a
hard time finding job postings that really interest you, this article is for you. Keep reading to find out what PSW positions and
job titles you need to be looking for.
PSW Positions And Job Titles To Consider In Your
Unless you have unlimited time to read all the job descriptions available in healthcare to discover which ones correspond to
PSW work and which do not, this list will put you in the right direction to find the job postings that truly match your skills and
experience as a PSW.
Personal Care Aide/Health Care Aide
These aides usually work in home settings, where they support their clients in Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), including
mobility, hygiene, food preparation, light housekeeping, and more.
Health Care Assistant/Patient Care Assistant
These PSW positions apply to caregivers with healthcare experience and a PSW certificate. The titles are most common in
hospitals and long-term care facilities, where PSWs attend to the physical, mental and emotional needs of all kinds of patients.
Community Support Worker
How to Use
This PSW job title, is used by publicly funded organizations to describe positions where PSWs will have to support individuals in
the community. The responsibilities vary depending on the patient's case, and most of the caregivers working under this title
are full-time employees.