2 Academic years  |  55 Weeks  |  1100 Total Hrs  840 Theory Hrs  |  260 Hrs Practicum

Program Summary

Community Support Worker

Bay River College’s two-year Community Support Worker diploma program is designed for individuals seeking the knowledge and skills to enter the field of social services and draws upon the principles of sociology, psychology and other social sciences to counsel and assist individuals and their families in understanding and resolving personal and social conflicts.

Part of the program will focus on understanding multicultural backgrounds, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, family issues and substance abuse. From there, students learn how to create and maintain helpful relationships through effective communication and interactive skills. They will be equipped to assess individual, family, group or community needs; set goals and develop appropriate intervention methods; implement strategies to increase clients’ problem-solving abilities as well as identify and mobilize community resources relevant to client needs.

CO-OP

Career Opportunities

Community Support Worker diploma program students complete their education with 260 hours of practicum experience.

Graduates of the Community Support Worker diploma program find employment as counsellors and social workers in a variety of settings in the social work field, including mental health agencies, addiction treatment centers, youth facilities, drop-in centers and group homes.

Why Choose Community Support Worker diploma. 

Graduates of our Community Service Worker Diploma Program can expect to be eligible for a position as a counselor in a variety of settings in the social work field, including mental health and domestic violence, youth facilities, halfway houses, correctional facilities, and drop-in centre as well as a wide range of group homes appropriate to social service practice and counseling centers that serve diverse client populations.

Admission
Requirement

Standard Admission:

  • Optimum age requirement is 18 years or older.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriver College Administration
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • Have been out of school for two years.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
  • Successful completion of the bayriver College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
  • A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
  • Successful entrance interview with bayriverCollege Administratio
  • High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts. All students must have 3 -6 months previous experience in the hospitality industry.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.