Community Service Worker
This program will introduce students to the major historical themes in development of social work in Canada; the major sociological approaches to culture, socialization, social welfare policy, the mass media, gender, sexuality, the family, deviance and religion. They will learn how to evaluate, critically analyze, and apply perspectives and theories related to social institutions, social structure, social settings to human behavior in the social environment and how to do counseling. They will also have chance to do co-op practice in a community center. After finishing this program the students would have improved their communication skills, gotten a lot of practical social knowledge and will also be qualified in the market.
36 weeks instructor-led full time training and community practice
Total hours: 850 hours
Applicant must have Grade 12 level or a university degree or a college diploma and demonstrated competency in English.
After students finish in class training, students will have an opportunity to have a minimum 6 week of full time placement in different community centers.
Community & Social Services is a growing field. As knowledge and understanding of Community & Social Workers rises, so does the demand for skilled professionals in this career. Graduates are qualified to accept positions in many areas including:
• social services
• community services
• government agencies
• mental health agencies, group homes
• school boards
• juvenile residential
• addiction treatment center
• correctional facilities and more
• aboriginal outreach worker
• addictions worker
• child and youth worker
• crisis intervention worker
• family service worker
• income maintenance officer
• mental health worker
• veterans service worker
Community Service Worker(4212), this is an occupation under Skills Matrix B in the NOC code.
As a Community Service Worker, the main duties include the followings:
- Assist clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance ;
- Assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services;
- Counsel clients living in group homes and half-way houses, supervise their activities and assist in pre-release and release planning;
- Assess and investigate eligibility for social benefits;
- Meet with clients to assess their progress, give support and discuss any difficulties|
- Implement and organize the delivery of specific services within the community
The working conditions for Community Service Workers could vary. They can be employed in community center, mental health agency; and some of them work in the client home.