Community Services Worker
Join the healthcare field and find yourself on a rewarding career path.
About The Program
The Community Services Worker program provides Non-Violent Crisis Intervention ® (NVCI) Training to all students; you will also have the opportunity to implement life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment and behaviour management programs into your training as a healthcare professional.
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
- CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association
- Goodwill Toronto
- The Salvation Army
- HIV/AIDS Connection
- McMaster Children’s Hospital
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4212 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated on Dec. 15, 2019.
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.
Working with Addictions
Community Services in Canada
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1
CPR and First Aid
Community Services Worker Internship (200 hrs)
The Canadian Family Dynamic
Group Work & Human Relations
Introduction to Mental Health
Lifespan Psychology & Development
Research and Populations at Risk
Student Success Strategies
– High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (18+ years of age and passing grade Academic Achievement Assessment)
– Clear CPIC Check including a Vulnerable Persons Police Check
The teachers were very good and helpful, I got great knowledge about communities and how we can deal with different traditions and cultures.