Duration

38 Weeks, 938 Hours

 Overview

  • A well-trained Community Service Worker (CSW) is equipped with a flexible, adaptable career. Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services. They assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities and other establishments. This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become permanently employable in a CSW setting.

Skill development is delivered in three areas:

  • a. Comprehensive community service worker knowledge, which includes psychology, sociology, family life, mental health, addictions, criminology, dealing with at-risk populations, case management, counselling, ethics, business communication, report writing, and government and social services
  • b. Office Administration/Management
  • c. On-site work experience through participation in a 160 hour Clinical Placement at an approved CSW facility

Admission Requirements

  • Clear Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province-specific ministry requirements)
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of Wonderlic SLE admission test with minimum score of 18
  • Good command of the English language – both written and oral

Career Opportunities for CSW

According to HRSDC, Community Service Worker (CSW), which is one of the fastest growing Healthcare Programs, entails as many as 115 job titles