There are more than thirty hospitals in Toronto that include acute care settings, rehab facilities, and medical research and teaching facilities.
Some of them hire Personal Support Workers but some don’t.
PSW jobs in Toronto hospitals is considered relatively challenging to come by, partially due to the limited number of job openings.
But recently, hospitals have started to utilize PSW’s in many inpatient care areas and sometimes also provide PSW training to work in specialized inpatient units.
Some of the inpatient units where PSW’s work in a hospital are:
- Rehab units,
- Floor and observer assignments for “close patient watch”, and
- Critical care units such as ICU and CCU (Yes PSW’s work in critical care as well!)
Benefits of Working in a Hospital
Once you graduate as a PSW, there are three routes you can take to start your career:
- Long-Term Care homes,
- Community settings, and
The “traditional” choice among the Personal Support Workers is to work in a hospital.
Why wouldn’t you?
I’m sure if given a choice of working in a Nursing home, community, or a hospital, many of you will choose the hospital.
After all, there are many advantages of working in a hospital:
- Rewarding and satisfying to work
- Greater job stability and better benefits
- Truly a team environment as you get to work along with Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and many other specialties.
- Good salary; PSWs working in hospitals usually earn a higher salary than in Nursing homes and community settings
- Opportunity to advance your education or to become a Nurse (Some hospitals will pay for your education)
PSW and Associated Job Titles
As you explore various hospitals for PSW jobs in Toronto, you’ll notice that there is a myriad of job titles used instead of the more common title of Personal Support Worker.
This may cause you to overlook a posted job.
it is important to read the requirements of the job.
Personal Support Workers are eligible to apply for many positions posted under different job titles.
List of the Hospitals That Offer PSW Jobs in Toronto
Hospital PSW jobs in Toronto range from working on a rehab unit to emergency and in some hospitals in critical care areas.
This is your comprehensive list of hospital PSW jobs in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Following hospitals in Toronto offer job openings for Personal Support Workers.
(Please note that as hospitals expand the role of PSWs, there may be other hospitals that offer employment and do not appear on the list below)
Please note that when applying, make sure to apply only in the manner indicated.
Please note that the hospitals listed below post positions for Personal Support Workers as and when they are available. There may or may not be postings at the time you are looking.
This table is followed by detailed information with direct links to each hospital’s career section.
|Hospital||Job Title Used||Department|
|Baycrest Hospital||Personal Support|
Health Care Aide
|Long Term Care
Health Care Aide
|Trillium Health |
|Patient Care |
Patient Services Attendant
|Patient Care Assistant|
Patient Service Associate
|Humber River |
|Health Care Aide|
|Scarborough and |
|Patient Support |
|Critical Care Unit|
|Unity Health Toronto:|
St. Michael's Hospital
|Health Care Attendant|
Health Care Assistant
and General Surgery
Long Term Care
Adult Day Care
|Sunnybrook Health Sciences||Patient Service Partner|
Patient Service Partner
and Arthritic Centre
|Patient Care Attendant||Rehab
|North York General|
|Resident Assistant||Senior's Health Centre|
|Mackenzie Health||Operating Room |
Patient Care Attendant
Long Term Care
|Michael Garron Hospital||Personal Support Worker||Multiple units|
|Women's College Hospital||Aides||Gynecology|
|Casey House Hospice & Hospital||Personal Support Worker||Multiple units|
1. Baycrest Hospital
Baycrest is a multidisciplinary facility that comprises an acute care hospital, nursing home, and an assisted living facility.
Many of the Baycrest PSW positions are listed as “Health Care Aide”.
as Personal Support Workers are eligible to apply for Health Care Aide positions.
3560 Bathurst Street
Canada M6A 2E1
Click here to view job listings at Baycrest.
2. William Osler Health System
There are three campuses with the opening of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
All jobs are posted on one central website.
Etobicoke Campus, Etobicoke General Hospital
101 Humber College Blvd.
Phone: 416-747-3400 ext. 22434
Brampton Campus, Brampton Civic Hospital
2100 Bovaird Drive East
Phone: 905-494-2120 ext. 22434
Please note that there are no job postings for PSWs at the Peel site.
Click here to view jobs with William Osler Health System.
3. Trillium Health Partners
This organization has three hospitals and may use the following job titles to post jobs with duties similar to that of Personal Support Worker:
- Patient Services Attendant,
- Patient Care Assistant.
Positions for all three locations are posted on one central website.
Applications are accepted online only!
The Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
100 Queensway West
Queensway Health Centre
150 Sherway Drive
Click here to view jobs with Trillium Health Partners
4. University Health Network (UHN)
University Health Network is a group of eight hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.
UHN offers many PSW jobs in Toronto.
Following are the hospital that are part of UHN network:
- Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
- Bickle Centre Lyndhurst CentreRumsey CentreUniversity Centre
- Toronto Western Hospital
- Toronto General Hospital
- Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre
Toronto Western Hospital hires PSW’s under different job titles.
Here are some of the job titles that are used for positions similar to Personal Support Workers:
- Unit Aide,
- Patient Service Associate.
PSW and related jobs are posted on a cental UHN website.
You can search for Personal Support Worker Jobs with the University Health Network group of hospitals by clicking here.
Create a Profile
If you do not come across any PSW job posting, the next best thing you can do is create a profile on their website.
One of the biggest benefits of creating a profile is that UHN gives priority to people on their database as and when future job opportunities become available.
Enhance your chances of getting hired as a Personal Support Worker by creating a profile.
Another thing you can do to stay up-to-date with new job postings is by creating a job alert.
Click here to sign-up for email notifications.
Click here to view jobs with any of the hospitals associated with the University Health Network.
5. Humber River Hospital
Humber River is one of the newest hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
It is also the first fully digital hospital in North America.
Personal Support Workers are hired in various departments albeit under various titles such as Health Care Aide and Unit Aide.
Humber River Hospital – Wilson Site
1325 Wilson Avenue
Click here to view jobs with Humber River Hospital.
6. Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System have joined to become one organization.
They are still in a period of transition.
PSWs are hired in many departments and have recently put out job postings for critical care areas.
The title of “Patient Support Representative” is also used to hire PSWs.
These are the three sites of these hospitals:
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
3030 Birchmount Rd.
2867 Ellesmere Road
Click here to view jobs with this organization.
7. Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham Stouffville Hospital is a great place for PSWs to work.
They hire PSWs in many departments such as Emergency and Medicine.
Applications are strictly accepted online only!
381 Church Street
4 Campbell Drive
Click here to view PSW jobs with Markham Stouffville Hospital.
8. Unity Health Toronto
Unity Health Toronto is not a hospital in itself but a hospital network founded in 2017.
All acorss the network of hospitals, Unity health offers many PSW jobs in Toronto.
Unity health comprises the following healthcare organizations:
- St. Michael’s Hospital,
- Providence Healthcare, and
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Jobs for all three hospitals are posted on one central website.
Applications are accepted online only.
St. Joseph’s Hospital
St. Joe’s is an acute care multidisciplinary hospital that hires Personal Support Workers for many inpatient units such as Medicine and Surgery.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
30 The Queensway
416 530 6000
Providence healthcare has been around for more than a century and provides many services such as:
- Rehabilitation and palliative care at the Providence Hospital,
- Long-term care at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, and
- Adult daycare programs for people living in the community with dementia.
PSWs are hired as Health Care Assistants and Resident Assistants.
There is another position that PSWs are eligible to apply for.
It is called: The Ward Aide
3276 St. Clair Avenue East
416 285 3666
St. Michael’s Hospital
St. Michael’s hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Univesity of Toronto.
The hospital provides leading care in many care areas such as:
- Critical care and trauma,
- heart disease,
- cancer care,
- care of the homeless and
- global health.
St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond St.
Personal Support Workers jobs with St. Joe’s, Providence healthcare, and St. Michale’s hospital are posted at one central website.
Click here to view PSW jobs with all these three organizations (Unity health).
9. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences has 4 sites in Toronto:
2075 Bayview Avenue
43 Wellesley Street
St. John’s Rehab
285 Cummer Avenue
Reactivation Care Centre (RCC)
200 Church Street (Jane and the 401)
St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital
St. John’s Rehab hospital is part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
St. John’s Rehab is exclusively committed to specialized rehabilitation.
The hospital runs the only burn rehabilitation program in Ontario and provides rehabilitation services in both inpatient and outpatient care settings.
Sunnybrook hires Personal Support Workers as:
- Patient Observers, and
- Patient Service Partners.
You can search for current positions and submit your application by clicking on the link below.
St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital
285 Cummer Avenue
Phone: 416-226-6780; 416-226-6265
Click here to view jobs with St. John’s Rehab.
Sunnybrook often hires PSWs as “Observers” and the positions are sometimes full-time.
As the job title suggests, observers basically “observe” the patients who are at risk of causing harm to themselves or to others.
PSWs are also hired as Patient Service Partners at the Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre.
Click here to view job listings at Sunnybrook.
10. Westpark Healthcare Centre
Westpark hires PSWs as Client Care Attendants all across the organization.
This is a specialized rehabilitation hospital with a focus on complex continuing care and community health services.
Westpark Healthcare Centre
82 Buttonwood Avenue
Click here to view PSW job postings at Westpark.
11. North York General Hospital
Personal Support Workers are hired at the Senior’s Health Centre under the job title: Resident Assistant
Short-term, respite and long-term care are provided at this facility.
North York General Hospital
Seniors’ Health Centre
2 Buchan Ct.
North York, Ontario
416 756 0066
Click here for job postings at this hospital.
12. Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is a large organization operating an acute care facility in Richmond Hill.
A new hospital in the city of Vaughan is also managed by the same organization.
The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital opened on February 7, 2021.
PSWs are hired in many different roles such as:
- Operative Room Assistant,
- Patient Care Assistant, and
- Service Assistant
10 Trench St.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital
3200 Major Mackenzie Dr. W
Click here to search and apply for PSW jobs with Mackenzie Health.
13. Michael Garron Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital, formerly the Toronto East General Hospital, is a teaching hospital in Toronto that hires Personal Support Workers.
Personal Support Workers are utilized in many inpatient care settings such as the Emergency Department.
Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Avenue
Click here to apply for PSW jobs at Michael Garron Hospital.
14. Women’s College Hospital
Women’s College Hospital exemplifies women’s health, health equity, and health system solutions.
Some of the positions that PSWs may be eligible to apply for are called “Aides”.
Aides are employed in various care areas such as the Gynecology department.
Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Click here to search and apply for PSW jobs with Women’s College Hospital.
15. Casey House Hospice & Hospital
Casey House is a hospice care center and hospital.
The hospital programs are directed towards individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Services are provided through a range of inpatient, outpatient, and community care initiatives.
119 Isabella Street
While Casey House hospice does not list Personal Support Worker positions on their website,
you can fill out the “expression of interest” form on their website in order to be considered for PSW positions as they become available.
Click here to fill out the form to express your interest to work at Casey House Hospice and Hospital.
As you can see, the opportunities are plenty.
Hospitals are starting to utilize PSWs in many inpatient units.
As long as you’re persistent in your efforts and continue to search and apply for positions, you’ll one day get it.
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Sunita, looking for a PSW job needs a lot of planning and patience. Key is to make sure your basics are in place.
That is having a good resume and cover letter.
Building professional networks is also a great way to find employment.
When it comes to the interview stage, make sure you have practised PSW job interview questions and always remember to follow-up after the interview.
Check out our “jobs resource section” for more information.
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Helen Edosomwan says
Thank you for the information
Helen, glad the information was helpful.
If you need help with anything else please let us know.
I have completed my PSW and know looking for the job, but not sure what should be my first step?
Shazia, congratulations on completing the PSW diploma. The tough part of getting a job begins now.
If you plan your job search well, it’s only a matter of time until you find one. Check out the links below to help you achieve this:
This is the first thing that must be in order. Click on the link below to see exactly how to put your’s together.
How to write a great resume and downloadable sample templates
This is the most underrated part of any job search. Make sure your’s is unique and well written.
How to write a great cover letter for PSW jobs
It is never too late to start networking. After all this is best technique that actually yields results when it comes to finding jobs.
How to build networks as a PSW to find a job
Make sure you prepare well for the job interview and have an idea of what type of questions will be asked.
Sample PSW interview questions
And check out this page for many other resources related to finding jobs.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us any time if you have any further questions.
Ligaya Lopez says
I have relevant experience in a home care, longterm care and hospital settings as well for an agency placement as a PSW. Right now, I am finishing my program, CDSW-Community and Developmental Social Worker, and I am looking forward to have a job in a hospital settings.
Cynthia Catnott-Love says
My ultimate aim is to become a social worker.Is the CDSW Course available online?I am a HCA