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 4212Addictions Community Support Worker Diploma program 
Career Opportunities  Upon completion of the program, graduates can work in the below occupations list: 

  • Addictions Support Worker 
  • Addictions Treatment Worker 
  • Youth Support Worker 
  • Child/Youth Care Worker 
  • Child & Youth Residential Facilities & Services 
  • Parenting Support Worker 
  • Women’s Shelter Worker 
  • Outreach Agency 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 900hours 

11.5 months 

46 weeks 

Learning Objectives/Outcomes  The Addiction Community Support Worker 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: 

  1. Student will be able to accurately assess the client’s needs and provide the most appropriate referral in an ethical manner. Recognizes potential emergency situations, analyzes situations accurately, develops strategies to deal with such situations. 
  1. Students will get an overview of drugs and will get knowledge about drug community resources and agency network of services. They will learn the impact of drug.  They will be able to describe addiction and recovery processes and recognize stages of change. 
  1. Students will be familiar with resources available under the broad umbrella of the Canadian health care system and students will gain knowledge about resources such as NGO’S, Community support services, Harm reduction site, OPS-overdose prevention sites) in the community which are providing help to community. 
  1. You will be able to describe current models of addiction and treatment including pharmacological concepts and terminology. Students will also get basic CPR & FIRST AID training as a part of the program. Student will learn about key prevention strategies, assessment and screening tools, intervention and relapse plans, and withdrawal and detoxification management and safety issues. 
  1. Students will learn to analyze the mental health condition. Students will be able to recognize at-risk behaviors across a variety of groups. They will learn how to analyze the reason of different mental disorders and how to respond to different health conditions and mental disorders. 
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 
PHRM100  Pharmacology Fundamentals  80 
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 
ACSW600  Relapse Prevention  40 
PSYC160  High Risk Populations  20 
ACSW700  Child and Youth Populations  40 
SSPR100  Work Experience  100 
EMPL111  Career Employment & Strategies  40 
CARE500  Special Certificates  

* 8 hr/days* 

80 
Program Total  46 weeks  900 hrs.