|Faculty:||School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
|Field of Study:||Social Psychology
|Description:||This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to develop and implement a wide range of physical, emotional and social interventions to support and enhance functioning of people of all ages who have various physical, mental and/or developmental disabilities. Students learn about developmental disabilities, health and well-being, augmentative communication, pharmacology and programming for people of all ages. Students apply theoretical concepts and skills in various community field placement settings offering specialized support, including schools, residential programs, vocational day programs, long-term care and recreational facilities.
Graduates are positioned to work in a wide variety of residential, community and educational settings. Work settings include elementary and secondary schools, private homes, recreational programs, community residences, adult lifeskills programs, local business, agencies or associations. Graduates may work with people with disabilities who require behaviour support, as well as with those who experience mental illness or brain injury.
|Cost per year:*||
Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. The Developmental Services Worker program is an etext program. Supplies, such as field placement documentation, class materials, computer hardware and software may cost approximately $1,000 in the first year and $200 in the second year.