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Developmental Service Worker

Program Overview
 

In only 53 weeks - 1.5 Academic Year ! our Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program prepares you for a satisfying career working with people of all ages who have developmental disabilities. With a diploma from Evergreen College, you could be on your way to a new career much sooner than you think!
 

The Skills and Confidence You’ll Acquire
 

As a Developmental Service Worker, you’ll face the challenges and reap the rewards from advocating for your clients while ensuring they have the skills, resources and support needed to be involved, supported members of their community. During our 53-week program, you’ll learn how to assist your clients by promoting their adaptive skills, maintaining a safe environment for them, modeling and promoting a healthy lifestyle, managing their medication, and applying crisis intervention and other intervention strategies when needed. You’ll also learn to participate in the development and implementation of person-directed life plans, and how to support your clients in the development and maintenance of family, community and other relationships.
 

The Career Opportunities You’ll Have
 

Developmental Service Workers have a number of career opportunities awaiting them. Many are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities and other establishments. As a graduate of our Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program, you’ll be qualified to work as an educational assistant, residential counsellor, family support worker and special needs worker, among many others.
 
Fill out our online form and we’ll give you all the information you need on our Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program admissions requirements, program start dates, financial aid assistance options and more!
 

Why Choose Evergreen College?
 

Enrol in our Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program, and you’ll quickly discover how Evergreen College sets you up for success.
 
  • Get hands-on training in our state-of-the-art labs and then put that training into practice during your work placement practicum. Get real experience you can put right on your resumé!
  • Flexible morning, evening and weekend classes allow you to create a schedule that suits your lifestyle and commitments.
     
  • Financial assistance options will help make your dream a reality, including Second Career funding, instalment payment plans, bursaries, scholarships, loans, lines of credit and more.
     
  • Our Career Services program and dedicated Job Placement Assistance team offer interview technique workshops, networking tips, employment leads and more, all designed to get you the job you’ve been studying for!
     
Fill out our online form and let us show you how quickly and easily you can get the future you’ve always wanted!

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Grad Testimonial

My name is Emanuele and I work as a Social Worker aid in Italy helping clients with mental illness carry out activities of daily living. I decided to enroll in the Personal Support Worker program at Evergreen College in order to gain further knowledge and experience in the health care field geared towards the care and support of people that are in need of assistance with everyday life tasks. For a person who loves helping others, whether young or old, I've found the Personal Support Worker program to be very rewarding in the sense that it has taught me the necessary skills required for the proper care of those in need of assistance due to a physical or mental disability. I had the opportunity to volunteer at various Long-term care facilities in the GTA and my Italian background and knowledge of the language became a great asset as the majority of the residents were of Italian descent. As the aging population in Canada increases, the demand for Personal Support Workers is also increasing, for this reason, I highly recommend the PSW program at Evergreen College to whoever wishes to start or continue their education in this field.
Emanuele Garau

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