Ontario Job Grant
Ontario Job Grant
Community Service Worker
Program Accreditation: Diploma
55 weeks ? Total hours: 1,040
Theory: 840 hours ? Internship: 200 hours
If you enjoy helping people and are looking for a rewarding career, consider enrolling to study as a Community Service Worker (CSW). With an emphasis on social services, this program prepares students with sociology, psychology and other social science foundations that will enable them to counsel and assist individuals (and their families) in personal and social situations.
CSW graduates are typically employed as counselors in a variety of settings in the social work field, including mental health and domestic violence, youth facilities, halfway houses, correctional facilities, and drop-in centres. They may also find employment opportunities in a wide range of group homes appropriate to social service practice and counseling centers that serve diverse client populations.
An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test.
English proficiency requirement for international students.
Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record
Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Certification
To successfully meet the program outcomes the student must:
Achieve a minimum mark of 65% in all of the module assignments and exams
Achieve a satisfactory rating in the internship evaluation
What You Will Learn
The course consists of 20 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and the internship.
Introduction to Community Service Worker
Inclusive Communication Skills
Employment Achievement Strategies
Basic Business Communications
Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention
Introduction to Sociology
Mental Health & Addictions
Populations at Risk
Support Resources and Community Capacity Building
Law for Support Workers
Self-Care and Team Building
Basic Counselling Techniques
Solution-Focused Intervention Techniques
Family Development, Functions and Social Issues
Introduction to Psychology
Professional Documentation & Case Management
Internship: The Community Service Worker students complete their education with 200 hours of internship experience.