Community and Social Service Workers

(NOC 4212)
+15.79%
 

What do Community and Social Service Workers do?

Community and social service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

How to become: Community and Social Service Workers

To be a community or social service worker, you usually need a university or college program in social work, child and youth care, counselling or other social science/health-related field.

For some occupations in this group, previous experience in a social service environment as a volunteer or in a support capacity may replace formal education requirements.

To be a social service worker, you may need to be a member of the provincial/territory regulatory body in your province/territory.

With additional training and experience, you may move up the ranks to become a family and marriage counsellor, social worker or probation officer.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 20 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Community and Social Service Workers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work (B.A.) Bachelor
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community Social Services Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Service Worker (Intensive) Diploma
Social Service Worker Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community and Justice Services Diploma
Community Development Work Diploma; Online
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Tyndale University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Service Work Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Community and Social Service Workers make?

Low:
$33,280
Average:
$47,840
High:
$71,115

Job openings for Community and Social Service Workers

Job Seekers:
64,200
Job Openings:
67,800