Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology|
1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M2J 2X5
Tel: (416) 491-5050
Fax: (416) 492-9243
|School:||Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology|
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|Description:||The Social Service Worker - Gerontology program integrates the knowledge base, professional values, and skill sets of social service work with a specific concentration on the needs, challenges, and concerns of Canada’s aging population. Students will have the opportunity to develop skill sets such as individual and group modes of facilitation, interventions with clients, their families and significant others, case management skills, interpersonal communication skills, and skills related to working with bereavement and grief. The program has a very substantial fieldwork placement component which starts in the second semester and runs through the third and fourth semesters.
Students assume the role of a ‘beginning professional’ in an approved and supervised fieldwork setting. The student is expected to meet the expectations and responsibilities that are inherent in the employee-employer relationship at the agency, as well as the learning outcomes of the Social Service Worker - Gerontology program while he/she is in the fieldwork setting. Students typically have one placement at a long-term care facility and one placement at a community agency which provides services to seniors.
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These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older).
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.
Program Updated Friday, April 06, 2012