Brief Program Description  This diploma program focuses on preparing you to be an effective social services practitioner by acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide support to individuals, families, groups, and communities in need and who are seeking support from a variety of available assistance programs and services. This program is intended for people who are looking for a career in community social services. 
NOC Code  4212Social and Community Services Worker 
Career Opportunities  Upon completion of the program, graduates can work in the below occupations list: 

  • community service worker 
  • crisis intervention worker 
  • developmental service worker 
  • drop-in center worker 
  • family service worker 
  • group home worker 
  • income maintenance officer – social services 
  • life skills instructor 
  • mental health worker 
  • rehabilitation worker – social services 
  • social services worker 
Admission Requirements 

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). 
  • Criminal record check. 
  • Immunization report. 
  • Sobriety Declaration. 
  • Any Of the following test is accepted for Domestic Students, however International Students have to Submit either IELTS or Canadian Language Benchmark test with the minimum score given below: 
  • Canadian academic language assessment with minimum score of 60, online or test center. TOEFL iBT test with minimum overall score of 86, minimum component score of 20 each at least in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. PTE minimum score 58 
  • IELTS at least 6 band in each module or Canadian Language Benchmark Test level 7. 
Program Duration  720hours 

9 months 

36 weeks 

Learning Objectives/Outcomes  The Social Services Worker Diploma program prepares graduates for employment positions with social service agencies and organizations, residential programs, homes group, shelters and housing services, community health centers, and family service organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.  

Students will have an understanding of: 

  • Students will learn how to support and monitor the healthcare needs for people in need of medical attention. 
  • Student will learn to monitors clients’ well-being. Learning of managing and keeping clint records and other daily documentation work such as Prepare case notes, daily logs, business letters, proposals, complaints 
  • Students will learn to provide support for individuals and their families. They will learn proper family assessment and counselling techniques used with those experiencing substance abuse or dependence. 
  • Students will gain the knowledge of how to improve the standard of living of those who belongs to community and need help and support to build confidence to get into any career or job. Students will learn how to write cover letter, prepare resume and create an interview atmosphere for clients. 
  • The other main objective of social service support worker program is to provide practical support to individuals and families. This is related with their basic needs of living such as managing household work, personal grooming managing budget. 
Student Progress/ Assessment Methods  A final grade of 60% is required to pass each course unless otherwise indicated on a course outline. Generally, course assessment consists of quizzes, exams, and project-based assignments. 

Students will be required to complete 100hrs. of work experience. To qualify for work experience, students are required to maintain a minimum C grade average or higher and a minimum attendance of 85%. 

Attendance Expectations  85% of classes must be attended to achieve competency for this qualification 
Graduation Requirements  Minimum C grade average is required for graduation  

Program Organization: 

Course No.  Course Name  Hours 
SFCS100  Strategies for College Success  20 
ACSW100  Addictions Fundamentals  40 
ACSW200  Social Service Work Fundamentals  20 
PYSC100  Psychology Fundamentals  60 
SOCI100  Sociology Fundamentals  20 
PYSC110  Ethics Fundamentals  40 
ACSW300  Self-Care Techniques  20 
ACSW400  Resources and Networking  20 
PSYC130  Interview and Intake Procedures  60 
COMC150  Professional Report Writing  40 
ACSW500  Family Studies  40 
PSYC140  Mental Health Fundamentals  80 
PSYC150  Behavior Analysis Techniques  40 
SSPR100  Work Experience  100 
EMPL111  Career Employment & Strategies  40 
CARE500  Special Certificates  

* 8 hr/days* 

80 
Program Total  36 weeks  720 hrs.