55 Weeks  |  1100 Total Hrs  840 Theory Hrs  |  260 Hrs Practicum

Program Summary

Community Support Worker

Bay River College’s Community Support Worker diploma program is designed for individuals seeking for the knowledge and skills to get able to join 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.


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 centers, 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:

Mature Admission:

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Latest updates

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