Program Overview

The Community Service Worker program at Westervelt College in Kitchener, and Brantford, Ontario provides technical training for individuals looking for a rewarding career in the community service field. The CSW program involves a great deal of small group work, practice interviews, and exercises in self-awareness. During the Community Service Worker course, students will grow to understand the complexities of contemporary community work practice, the helping process, human development, First Aid/CPR and crisis intervention.

Students will practice with families and individuals, understand the human health model, and explore research methods. Throughout the course of the Community Service Worker Program, students will gain the knowledge and experience to prepare them for work with clients from a range of age groups, with a variety of social and emotional issues.

In addition, the college will coordinate a practicum placement within a healthcare setting to gain practical, related experience. This is an important and exciting part of the learning experience.

The objective of the Community Service Worker (CSW) program in Kitchener and Brantford, Ontario is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to secure employment in a variety of community organizations working with families, individuals and groups. Individuals who possess a keen interest in helping others in need of assistance and support find great reward working in this field. The CSW program involves a great deal of small group work, practice interviews and exercises in self-awareness.

Career Opportunities

Community Service Workers work in a variety of areas in London, Kitchener, Brantford, and other communities in Southwestern Ontario, including:

  • Intake workers
  • Residential counsellors
  • Community support workers
  • Rehabilitation care worker
  • Community health worker
  • Social and Community Services
  • Government and Mental Health Agencies
  • School Boards
  • Shelters
  • Community Centres
  • Adult and Youth Group Homes
  • Immigration and Settlement Services
  • Domestic Violence Agencies
  • Child and Elder Abuse Services
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Half-way Houses
  • Community Living Services

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent successful completion of the qualifying entrance exam (available to mature students 18 years or older)
  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Privacy of Personal Information (PIPEDA)

Practicum Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) 
  • Completion of the Westervelt College Health Form

Admission Requirements

Since
2018
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Curriculum

Westervelt Kitchener Campus
248 Stirling Avenue South Unit 14 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 4L1
Westervelt Brantford Campus
39 King George Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5K2, Canada
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