Healthcare

Community Services Worker

Join the healthcare field and find yourself on a rewarding career path. With our small class sizes, you can get the proper guidance you need from our highly-experienced instructors to maximize your learning experience.

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    In-Class: Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
    Hybrid: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.
    Remote: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
    Online: Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.
    Preferred Method of Learning is required
    Campus is required
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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    47 Weeks

    Internship

    8 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    With this 47-week Community Services Worker diploma program, you can take part in life skills workshops, behaviour management training, and substance abuse treatment workshops that will mold you into a skilled healthcare professional. Immerse yourself in an 8-week internship to earn real-world experience that employers go for.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Community Services Worker graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Support Worker, Relief or Distress Centre Counsellor, Group Home Worker, Addictions Worker, Client Service Worker, and Outreach Worker. 

    Note that some career options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

     

    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • The Toronto District School Board
    • Community Living Ontario
    • YMCA
    • CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association
    • Goodwill Toronto
    • The Salvation Army
    • HIV/AIDS Connection
    • McMaster Children’s Hospital

    Salary

    80 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 25

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 39

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 4212 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.

    Available Learning Options

    At triOS College, you can choose the learning option that meets your needs. This program is currently available in:

    In-Class

    Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.

    Community Services Worker

    Duration: 47 Weeks

    Internship: 8 Weeks

    Program Outline

    Hybrid

    Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.

    Community Services Worker

    Duration: 47 Weeks

    Internship: 8 Weeks

    Program Outline

    Program Details

    Are you keen on making a difference in peoples’ lives? Do you want to help those who are less fortunate and need help to get back on their feet? If you’re looking to launch a rewarding career in an in-demand industry, then the Community Services Worker is the program to get you started.

    Community Services Workers learn how to counsel clients living in group homes and who are taking advantage of social service programs. You will supervise clients’ activities and assist them in pre-release and release planning. There is also volunteer work involved in the field – you will understand how to coordinate volunteer activities for human service agencies, healthcare facilities, and art and sports organizations.

    Courses such as Working with Addictions, CPR and First Aid, Group Work & Human Relations, Psychology, and Introduction to Mental Health will provide you with a secure foundation to work closely with clients who require legal, financial, housing, employment, and other services.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • 2-month internship.
    • Field trips to multiple community agencies.
    • Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition costs.
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)

    – Clear CPIC Check including a Vulnerable Persons Police Check

    – Entrance questionnaire (for internship only)

    Career Quiz

    Take a quick and easy quiz to find out more about yourself, your goals, and identify your strengths and social style. This quiz gives you suggestions for what career areas you might consider based on your likes and preferences. Give it a try now!