Make a Positive Impact in the Lives of Others as a Respected
Community Service Worker
Begin a Rewarding Professional Career in Community & Social Work in Only 44 Weeks
If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a job that could be both personally and professional rewarding, a career in Social Services could be perfect for you. As a Professional Community Service Worker you’ll provide essential insight and assistance to community organizations and will advocate for and aid persons.with special needs.
New Professionals in High Demand
Community & Social Services is a growing field. As knowledge and understanding of Community & Social Workers rises, so does the demand for skilled professionals in this career. Graduates of our Community Service Worker Diploma Program are employed in many areas including social services, community services, government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, school boards, juvenile residential facilities, addiction treatment centers, correctional facilities and more.
“According to Canadian Government Labor Statistics, the average wage for Community Service Workers in the GTA area is $24.04 per hour.”
Resolving Personal and Social Problems
You’ll feel confident approaching the dynamic demands for a Community Service Worker after gaining highly-focused training and experience in counseling skills, life span development, social science and social work theory and practice.
You’ll learn how to help people to promote their rights and meet their responsibilities in ways that empower them. This course will focus on addressing multicultural backgrounds, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family issues, substance abuse, etc. Students will acquire the necessary abilities to accomplish the following tasks:
- Create and maintain a helping relationship
- Apply effective communication and interactive skills
- Assess individual, family, group or community needs
- Set goals and develop appropriate intervention methods
- Implement strategies to increase client’s problem-solving abilities
- Identify and mobilize community resources relevant to client’s need
Voluntary Placement: Nothing Beats On-the-Job Experience
You’ll make a smooth transition from training into the professional setting and will start your new career with confidence after gaining plenty of hands-on, practical experience in a real work setting before you graduate. Some students are even offered jobs with their placement employers. You could land a great job while you’re still in school!
Flexible Schedules to Fit Your Lifestyle
In the Community Service Worker Program at Evergreen College you can choose the schedule that fits your lifestyle. You will have the option to attend the classes in the Morning, Evening, or choose our weekends option. We recognize that our students have a variety of responsibilities. Whatever your unique situation, Evergreen has a program that works for you.
Discover Your Funding Opportunities
Your education is an investment in your future. At Evergreen College we realize that all students come from unique financial backgrounds. There are many options when it comes to financing your education including Second Career for individuals receiving E.I. or OW, programs for recipients of W.S.I.B. & O.D.S.P., Installment Payment Plans, Bursaries, Scholarships, Loans, Lines of Credit and more. Our Financial Aid experts can help you navigate your funding options and discover the financing solution that’s right for you.