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Community Services Worker

Diploma Program + Internship: 47 Weeks
Diploma Program only: 39 Weeks

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge to fulfill the role of a Community Services Worker. Community Services Workers refer clients to various social services or assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, day care and other services. They may also implement life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs  and other community and social service programs under the supervision of social services or health care professionals

Working as part of a health care ans social services team, Community Services Workers may also counsel clients living in group homes and half-way houses, supervise their activities and assist in pre-release and release planning, as well as coordinate the volunteer activities of human service agencies, health care facilities and arts and sports organizations.
Students receive:
  •  2 month internship!
  •  Official CPI:  Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) Training
  •  CPR/First Aid Training
  •  Field trips to multiple community agencies
  •  Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Your career opportunities include a Support Worker, a Relief or Distress Centre Counsellor, a Group Home Worker, Addictions Worker, a Client Service Worker, an Outreach Worker and many other choices in various social, psychological and support organizations.
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out!Take the triOS “Community Services Worker Readiness Quiz”


EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE
  • The Toronto District School Board
  • Community Living Ontario
  • YMCA
  • CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Social Services
  • Goodwill Toronto
  • The Salvation Army
  • HIV/AIDS Connection
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • And many more..
SALARY INFORMATION

Average Wage ($/hr) - $21.92
High Wage ($/hr)       - $33.18

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency assessment passed). In addition, a Student Questionnaire must be completed; demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written) as well as a clear police check for those completing an internship are also required. 

ENTRY TO PRACTICE

To secure employment in this field, you may be required to provide a Clear Criminal Police Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.

NOC CODE: 4212

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