Community Service Worker And Addictions Worker

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Program Info:

Admissions Requirements

  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check

  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province-specific ministry requirements)

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or Mature Student Status with successful completion of CAST testing

  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements (as stated in self-assessment)

  • Other medical tests (e.g., TB Test) or proof of vaccinations (e.g., Hepatitis B, COVID-19, etc) may be required by industry prior to placement

  • Good command of the English language – both written and oral(as per completion of the Wonderlic SLE admission test with a minimum score of 18)

  • Completion of standard registration form

  • Program Highlights

    ith the aging population, the tremendous advancements in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North Americanhealthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce and raise the skill level of that workforce.

    This program provides students with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience neededto become permanently employable in a CSW and AW setting.

    well-trained Community Service and Addictions Worker (CSW) is equipped with a flexible, adaptable career. Social and community service workers administer and implementa variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions. They assist clients to address 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

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of CSW settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many settings, including:

  • Healthcare and social assistance

  • Nursing and residential care facilities

  • Youth centres

  • Individual and family services

  • Youth protection services

  • Public administration

  • Civic and social organizations

  • Social advocacy

  • Grant-makingorganizations

  • Provincial government

  • Out-patient care centres

  • Local community service centres (e.g., CLSC)

  • Vocational rehabilitationservices

  • Educational services

  • Hospitals

  • Community food and housing

  • Emergency relief services

  • Rehabilitation centres

  • Public and private addictions counselling clinics

  • Addictions and drug awareness agencies

  • Mental health centres

  • Core Courses

    Part A: Computer and Business Office Skills

  • Introduction to Keyboarding

  • Keyboard Skill Building Level 1

  • Microsoft Windows Level 1

  • Microsoft Word– Level 1

  • Microsoft Excel– Level 1

  • Microsoft Access– Level 1

  • Microsoft Outlook– Level 1

  • Strategies for Success

  • Job Search and Résumé Writing

  • Part B: CSW Administrative/Clinical

  • Psychology Fundamentals

  • Sociology and Family Life in Canada

  • Introduction to Mental Health and Addictions

  • Life-Span Development

  • Criminology and At-Risk Populations

  • Case Management, Counselling, and Ethics

  • Business Communication and Report Writing

  • Government and Social Services

  • Standard First Aid

  • Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification

  • Part C: AW Administrative

  • Addictions Worker Level 1

  • Addictions Worker Level 2

  • Addictions Worker Level 3

  • Part D: Work Experience

  • Preceptorship

  • Program Type: Diploma
    Anticipated Salary: $33,677 – $71,111
    Program Duration: Weeks: 58
    Hours: 1450

    Tuition Fees

      Domestic International
    Tuition: $14,594 $18,972
    Application: $250 $500
    Assessment: $100 $100
    Program Syllabus: Click here to Download
    Program Notes Tuition fees include digital course materials.
    Printed copies may be available for an additional fee.
    Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify.
    Graduation Requirements Students must maintain a 75% program average to obtain a Diploma
    Method of Delivery Onsite, Remote and Blended using our
    Integrated Learning ®System training facilitated by qualified learning coaches.

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