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Community Service Worker Diploma Program

Financial aid of up to $28,000 available

A rewarding career path could be yours in only 48 weeks!

This program is being offered remotely until onsite classes can resume. Register now to receive instructor-led, real-time education from the safety of your home. Learn more about online learning with TIBC today.

About the Program

TIBC’s Community Service Worker diploma program prepares you to provide care, counseling and support to persons who are experiencing a wide range of challenges, including addiction, mental and/or physical health issues and poverty, among others. You will learn to assess each client’s needs to connect them with community programs and services, and work as an intermediary with the client’s social service and health care providers. Our curriculum strengthens communication, counseling and intervention skills that you can apply during a 10-week field placement. This will give you experience in a real work environment while building your confidence and providing valuable insight.

TIBC’s extensive student and career services provide support throughout the program and give you the tools needed to succeed in your job search. If you’re compassionate, highly attentive to a person’s unique needs and have a genuine desire to help the people who need it most, this program may be the right fit for you. Contact us today for more information!

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will have the well-rounded knowledge and training to play a crucial role in keeping clients safe, healthy and supported. You will learn to appraise each client’s needs and strengths, do follow-up assessments, provide crisis intervention when needed, supervise group activities, implement substance abuse treatment programs and much more.

Career Outlook

The employment outlook for community service workers is expected to remain steady, with a moderate number of new positions becoming available due to retirements and anticipated employment growth

The median salary is $24.13/hr and may increase to an average of $35.00/hr for more senior positions

Workplace Opportunities
Employment opportunities are available in government agencies, group homes, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres and more

Career Options
Our graduates may pursue a career path as a youth worker, addictions worker, family service worker, support worker, residential counselor, social service worker and more

Source: (NOC: 4212)

Course List

» Essential Skills
» Microsoft Windows
» Family Development & Functions
» Conflict Resolution Strategies
» Communication Essentials
» Basic Business Communications
» Introduction to Sociology
» Mental Health & Addictions
» Support Resources
» Law for Service Workers
» Self Care and Team Building
» Advanced Counseling Techniques
» Introduction to Social Welfare
» Group Formation & Development
» Employment Achievement Strategies
» Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention
» Basic Counseling Techniques
» Solution-Focused Intervention Techniques
» Professional Documentation & Case Management
» Introduction to Psychology
» Behaviour Modification
» Human Sexuality

Program Details

  • Total program hours: 48 weeks
  • Theory: 38 weeks / Field placement: 10 weeks
  • Program type: Diploma