Cambrian College

Developmental Services Worker

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Program Information

School:Cambrian College
Faculty:Community Services
Field of Study:Developmental Services Worker
Description:As a Developmental Services Professional, you are embarking on a rewarding career by supporting children and/or adults experiencing life with a disability. You will learn how to effectively develop a person centered approach to support an individual?s emotional, mental, physical, and/or social needs. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are examples of the content you will study in the program.

You will learn about the stages of human development, the diversity associated with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the range of community supports for children and adults. In addition, you will learn to work within the legislative frameworks governing the Developmental Services Sector as it relates to prevention and intervention techniques, person-centered planning, dual diagnosis, basic nursing, pharmacology, alternate forms of communication, and the constructing of a safe, respectful, and dignified life. You will develop advocacy skills through relationship building and the critical thinking skills required to support people who experience life with disabilities.
URL:Developmental Services Worker at Cambrian College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,844
International: $14,375

Cost is for the first year of the program.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including: - any grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M) Recommended: computer competency in relevant software Recommended: - Computer competency in relevant software - Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M) - Any biology (C), (U), or (M) - A valid driver's license - Volunteer work/co-op placement in a related area

Additional Admission Requirements:
    - First Aid and CPR certification prior to the first semester placement - Non-violent Crisis Intervention prior to the end of second semester - An up-to-date criminal record check is required prior to all field placements. Agencies may not accept students with a positive criminal record check - Ability to participate in non-violent Crisis Intervention training - Ability to assist individuals with developmental and other disabilities in all aspects of daily living as required, including lifting and transferring - Up-to-date medical

    * 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.

    Modified on November 08, 2018

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