Community Support Worker Diploma

Description Description

Community Support Workers provide personal care and assistance and support to people with developmental disabilities. They support the clients and their families/caregivers to promote independence through assistance in their activities of daily living. They also perform tasks delegated to them as per the established plan of care for the residents. A Community Support worker encourages people to manage their responsibilities and lives as independently as possible. This program is aimed to provide knowledge and skills to the students to serve as community support worker in different community settings.

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as Support Workers in various job settings, including:

  • Child and Youth Programs
  • Addiction and Social Services
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Community Living
  • Respite Care
  • After School Programs
  • Outreach Programs
  • Womens’ Shelters
  • Victim Centers
  • Correctional Centers
  • Self Employment

Wages Wages

Earn up to $29 per hour.

Program Admission Requirements Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

– Grade 10 English or 
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

International Students:

– IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
– CLB Score of 6 or more
– PTE Academic 50 or more
– Any other English language assessment test with an equivalent score or 
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

Before going to the practicum:

  1. WHMIS
  2. First Aid/CPR
  3. Food Safe
  4. NVCI
  5. Mandt
  6. Clear TB Test
  7. Clear Criminal Record Check
  8. Current Immunizations (as per the checklist provided to students)
  9. Suicidal Prevention Program

Program Duration Program Duration

1040 hours; 12 months; 52 weeks FT (65 weeks PT)

Course Outline Course Outline

FIELD1 Title of Course/Work Experience Component * # of Hours*
CSW 01 Interpersonal Communication for Human Services 50
CSW 02 Introduction to Community Support Work 50
CSW 03 Computer Fundamentals 40
CSW 04 Report Writing for Community Services 40
CSW 05 Life Span Stages and Development 50
CSW 06 Introduction to Developmental Disabilties 30
CSW 07 Mental Health Challenges 50
CSW 08 Introduction to Psychology 50
CSW 09 Autism Spectrum Disorders 50
CSW 10 Applied Behaviour Analysis 50
CSW 11 Assistive Technology 50
CSW 12 Person Centered Planning and Care 40
CSW 13 Personal Support and Assistance 120
CSW 14 Pharmacology and Medication Management 50
CSW 15 Self Care 40
CSW 16 Career Planning and Preparation 40
CSW 17 Professional Skills for fieldwork in Canada 40
CSW 18 Practicum 200
  Total Hours 1040

Fee Structure Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $8320
3 Material Fee $200
4 Text Book $1000
Total $9770
1 Registration Fee $1000 International Students
2 Tuition Fee $11960
3 Material Fee $200
4 Text Book $1000
Total $14160

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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