Placement Assignments

St. Louis provides the opportunity for you to apply your learning, by arranging a blend of Long-Term Care facility and community agency placement experiences.  St. Louis teaching staff work closely with a team of students and proctors at each site to ensure that techniques, and approaches to care are carried out in accordance with all of the professional standards expected of a PSW.  Total hours of clinical experience is 315 hours (180 in long-term care + 135 in community settings), spread out over 2 blocks of 5 weeks each. Length of each shift is predetermined.  Note there will be some very early morning or late afternoon shifts.

Professional Expectations

All professional expectations around attire, identification, professional conduct, attendance and who you report to etc. are all clearly explained during class, prior to placement and during placement.  St. Louis takes tremendous pride in the reputation and integrity of the St. Louis PSW program and as a PSW student, you will learn that these expectations during the program carry forward into the profession.

Over the years, we have developed relationships with numerous placement sites, so St. Louis PSW students can gain practical experience in the field and be employment ready upon completion.  St. Louis has a remarkable 95% employment rate post-graduation and this is largely due to the collaboration with Long-term care and community partners.

Key Placement Employers and Community Partners

  • Aldaview Services
  • Autism Behavioural Services
  • Barnswallow Place
  • Care Partners
  • Chartwell -Queen’s Square Terrace
  • Christian Horizons
  • Community Care Concepts
  • Community Living Cambridge
  • Community Living Elmira
  • Community Living Guelph/Wellington
  • Fairview Mennonite LTC
  • Forest Heights LTC
  • Hopewell Children’s Homes
  • Innisfree & Lissard House
  • Hospice Wellington
  • Sakura House
  • Independent Living (ILC) – KW
  • Independent Living – Cambridge
  • Kid’s Country Club
  • KW Seniors Day Program
  • Lanark Place Retirement
  • Nithview Home
  • Paramed Home Health Care
  • Parkwood Mennonite Home LTC & Suites
  • Riverbend Place Retirement
  • St. Andrew’s Terrace LTC
  • Sterling Heights LTC
  • Sunbeam Lodge & Residential Homes
  • Sunnyside Day Programs – Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge
  • Sunnyside Home
  • Traverse Independence
  • Trinity Village Care Centre & Retirement Studio
  • Wellington Terrace LTC
  • William Pautler Centre
  • Winston Park Nursing Home
  • VON Oxford Site Day Programs


Current PSW students begin their placement experience January 11, 2017.  If you are an employer looking to place St. Louis PSW students or hire our graduates in November, please contact

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