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.
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.
- Social services worker
- Social counselor
When you become a social worker, you will have a wide range of job opportunities to choose from, including mental health agencies, treatment centers, youth facilities, drop-in centers and group homes.
Why taking the Applied Environmental Technology diploma?
The course will prepare our students for a career as an environmental scientist. This program is comprehensive when it comes to sampling, field testing, air pollution, land and water science, soil and underground contamination assessment, risk assessment, and specialized software for collecting and assessing data, among other techniques and terminologies. Moreover, a career in this field is estimated to be a safe and rewarding one for the upcoming years, as found on Canada's Job Site.
Who can apply?
The profile of this career is people who enjoy assisting clients, social outings, screen, recruit, and train volunteers and support staff, problem-solver skills, coordinate or implement social events for the community, etc. Also, in this field, students enjoy reading, being detailed on data entry, numeracy, oral and written communication, thinking and scheduling, among other skills.