HEALTH CARE AIDE

COURSE OUTLINE

  • This program consists of 19 modules.
  • Essential Skills
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Inclusive Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Community Service Work
  • Employment Achievement Strategies
  • Basic Business Communications
  • Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Populations at Risk
  • Support Resources and Community Capacity Building
  • Law and the code of Ethics for Support Workers
  • Self Care and Team Building
  • Basic Counselling Techniques
  • Solution - Focused InterventionTechniques
  • Family Development, Function and Social Issues
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Professional Documentation & Case Management
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Practical Placement
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Techniques
  • Site Reclamation
  • Sustainable Development, Environmental Stewardship and Management
  • Technical Reporting

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Community Support Worker 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 their personal and social problems.

Part of the program will focus on understanding multicultural backgrounds, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, family issues and substance abuse. From there, you will learn how to create and maintain helpful relationships through effective communication and interactive skills. You 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

Graduates of the Community Support Worker 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 agencies, addiction treatment centers, youth facilities, drop-in centers and group homes.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age or older
and pass an entry test (Wonderlic Test).

PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Certification

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To successfully meet the program outcomes the student must:
  • Achieve a minimum mark of 65% in all of the module assignments and exams
  • Achieve a satisfactory rating in the Field Placement Evaluation
The Community Service Worker Diploma Program at Bayriver College is approved as a Vocational Program and licensed by Alberta Advanced Education

PRACTICUM

CSW students complete their education with 260 hours of practicum experience.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM

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