Social Service Worker
Your sense of caring may have come naturally, or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service.
Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.
Social Service Worker Certificate
This nine-month program will prepare you to enter the field of human services. This certificate transfers to two Human Services diploma specialties and to related programs at other universities.
Social Service Worker Human Services Diploma
After you complete your Social Service Worker Certificate, ladder into a second-year diploma program. Prepare yourself for a career in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings.
Child & Youth Care Human Services Diploma
After you complete your Social Service Worker Certificate, ladder into a second-year diploma program specializing in child and youth care.
Make a Career of Helping Others
Choose social service work if you:
Want to help build healthy communities.
Have a strong desire to support others.
Believe in caring for others.
Feel a sense of duty to your community.
Want to work with marginalized populations.
Practicums include a variety of services and programs serving a wide range of populations that includes people who live in poverty, are young, are aging, have substance use and/or mental health problems, have behavioral problems, or other issues that interfere with their ability to cope successfully in a demanding society.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills that include:
Child and youth care
Substance use awareness
Community support and individual support
Problem-solving and communication skills
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