Community Service Worker

Program Accreditation: Diploma

Program Duration: 1100 Total Hrs: Theory 840 Hrs; Internship (Co-op Work Experience) 260 Hrs.

Program Overview
The Community Service Worker Diploma 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, andother social sciences to counsel and assist individuals and their families in understanding and resolvingtheir personal and social problems.

Admission Requirement

Standard Admission:
1. Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent, or
3. High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
4. Successful completion of the Evergreen College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test) minimum score required (310) on verbal skills exam, or
5. A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
6. Successful entrance interview with Evergreen College Administration
7. High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Mature Admission:
1. Minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
2. Have been out of school for two years.
3. High School Diploma or equivalent, or
4. High School Diploma equivalent will be from other provinces in Canada, or
5. Successful completion of the Evergreen College Admission Test (Wonderlic Test), or
6. A Canadian Language Bench mark 5 or equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS)
7. Successful entrance interview with Evergreen College Administration
8. High school diploma will be verified by diploma and/or transcripts.

Career Opportunity
Graduates of our Community Service Worker Diploma Program can expect to be eligible for a position as a counsellor in a variety of settings in the social work field, including mental health and domestic violence, youth facilities, halfway houses, correctional facilities, and drop-in centre as well as a wide range of group homes appropriate to social service practice and counselling centres that serve diverse client populations.

Course Description
Introduction to Community Service Work

Essential Skills
Microsoft Windows
Inclusive Communication Skills
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 for Support Workers
Self Care and Team Building
Basic Counselling Techniques
Solution-Focused Intervention Techniques
Family Development, Functions and Social Issues
Introduction to Psychology
Professional Documentation & Case Management
Behaviour Modification

Internship
This Course will provide the students 200 hours’ practical experience in the real-world business. This course has 3 objectives: 1) Demonstration of student’s professionalism reflected by attendance, reliability, self-awareness, respect, and commitment to client centered service. 2) Opportunity for student to gain experience in supportive counseling, resource referral and interpersonal skills required in a work environment. 3) Understanding the importance of proper documentation of professional work.

Career Services plays a major role in shaping the learning experience. From the first day, to well after graduation, Career Services is constantly working to provide guidance, resources, opportunities, and assistance. As a school with a diverse student body, our goal is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the employment world, while understanding Canadian workplace cultures and professional behaviours.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Alyssa, Developmental Service Worker

    Alyssa, Evergreen College Graduate from the Developmental Service Diploma Program visited the campus to connect with the class and share her experience in correlation of the class room skills transferring to the work place. She is currently working part time in the field within a daycare setting for the public school board and it resulted from some of the tips taught in class ie, search for your own placement based on your passion, techniques of handling various clientele etc What is your favorite aspect about studying at Evergreen College?
    “My favorite aspect is how the teacher helps me with anything I needed and gave me knowledge to be successful” Preparing Professionals for the Real World!

  • Hospitality Operations Program

    Evergreen College Hospitality Operations Diploma Program students were asked,

    “ What do you like about your Diploma Program?

    “ All the diplomas are very helpful. Wherever I go, I am sure I can work with those diplomas” – Rhea

    “ Gave me new knowledge about Hospitality Management Operations and would benefit me to open my own business’ – Mochamad Rudi

  • Personal Support Worker Program

    Personal Support Worker Certificate

    “I would suggest my friend to join the Evergreen College because this is a good College and we can learn so good things from here.” Dechen, Personal Support Worker Certificate Program

    “ I found out that the College has offered the best for the students that has done their course/programs here and the instruction and the environment of the College is good.” Ngawang, Personal Support Worker Certificate Program

    “I had nice teacher, who is always open to answer my questions, and ready to help got more knowledge, Thank you,” Dolma, Personal Support Worker Certificate Program