Selc

Diploma Program

Community Support
Worker

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Program Overview

SELC’s Community Support Worker Program is an exciting educational experience complete with passionate, experienced instructors who reflect the standards set out by today’s human services industry. Students learn how to effectively provide multi-faceted support to individuals experiencing mental health issues, emotional abuse, physical/sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, and addiction disorders. This program is flexible; there are opportunities to study online, or on campus with different schedule options. There is currently a great need for CSW’s in our communities, and students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, and operate from a strengths-based perspective. This program covers concepts such as psychosocial rehabilitation, indigenous perspectives on rehabilitation and healing, addiction theories, and recovery and relapse prevention. Students gain a better understanding of oppressed and marginalized populations such as indigenous populations, the elderly, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and persons with disabilities. As this is an applied program, students will be transferring the skills they learn in class to authentic support worker environments. Students will be spending part of their program in a practical work setting, and participating in community outreach/support to clients. Additionally, students will be required to take a community resource and networking course prior to the start of their practicums. This will allow students to enter into a practical experience with community insights that will only serve them well in their new careers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program the successful, student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Career Opportunities

Example Job Titles:

Completion Requirements

Courses

Developmental Psychology I

Developmental Psychology II

Fundamentals of Poverty

Fundamentals of Mental Health

Exploring Developmental Disabilities

Applied Behavioral Analysis for Community Support Workers

Supporting Indigenous Clients in the Community

Advocacy and Empowerment

Professional Ethics for Human Service Workers

Basic Pharmacology & Medication Management

Career Success I

evaluation

A passing grade of 60% consisting of Final Exam, Midterm Project, Group Presentation, Quizzes and Assignments

This program is under pending approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

33 weeks

Total Instruction 600 hours

Total Practicum 120 hours

*Program Pending PTIB Approval

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