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How to Become a PSW
To begin the process of setting yourself up
as a PSW, please contact one of our offices to schedule an appointment.
Personal Support Workers (“PSWs”) are a
unionized workforce represented by SEIU Local 503. Find more information
on this here:
The Oregon Home Care Commission (“OHCC”) provides support
to PSWs and customer/employers by:
Defining qualifications of personal support
Providing a statewide registry of PSWs,
Providing training opportunities, and
Serving as the "employer of record" for
collective bargaining personal support workers who receive service
payments from public funds.
Find more information on this here:
As a PSW, you will need to be aware of:
obligations as a Mandatory Abuse Reporter
Obligations you have to avoid Medicaid Fraud
Your Workman’s Compensation coverage
Your possible benefits
The OHCC provides training on these and many other
important topics to assist you in performing you job.
There is a mandatory PSW Orientation that you must attend within the
first 90 days of your employment.