Community Service Worker

This CSW program students will learn the knowledge, skills and resource about Canadian social and community service, To help child/family services, mental health/addictions, Food, older adults, housing, employment/training, new immigration etc. whoever need help.

Program Length

36 weeks (850 hours) instructor-led full-time training with Co-op

Practicum Duration

8 weeks in total of 280 hours

Financial Aid

Free financial consultation available. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Program Description

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 the 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.

Admission Requirements

Applicant must have Grade 12 level or a university degree or a college diploma and demonstrated competency in English.

Clinical Practice

After students finish in-class training, students will have an opportunity to have a minimum of 6 weeks of full-time placement in different community centers.

Career Opportunities

Community & Social Services is a growing field. Graduates are qualified to accept positional in many areas such as Employment / Training, Child / Family Services, Mental Health / Addictions, Food, Older Adults, Housing Etc. They are work in:

  • Social services centre
  • Community services centre
  • Government agencies
  • Mental health agencies,
  • Employment centre
  • New immigration centre
  • Youth employment
  • Group homes
  • School boards
  • Juvenile residential
  • Residential facilities
  • Addiction treatment center
  • Correctional facilities and more
  • Food banks

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

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