COMMUNITY SERVICES WORKER
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:39 - 47 Weeks
NOC CODE:4212PROGRAM OUTLINE
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. 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.
- 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
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.
EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED triOS GRADS
- The Toronto District School Board
- Community Living Ontario
- CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association
- Goodwill Toronto
- The Salvation Army
- HIV/AIDS Connection
- McMaster Children’s Hospital
- And many more..
Average Wage ($/hr) - $21.92
High Wage ($/hr) - $33.18
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.
RESOURCE ARTICLE: FIND SUCCESS WITH THE COMMUNITY SERVICES WORKER PROGRAM
Doctors and psychologists work in institutions, somewhat far removed from the troubles of day-to-day life. Even nurses are in short supply relative to their demand. That’s why Canada needs community service workers now more than ever.
They bridge the gap between institutions that offer help and the people outside of them who need help in their everyday lives. The future of healthcare simply does not exist without community service workers ...continue reading!
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