Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus

Addictions Worker Program

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School:Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus
Faculty:Health
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Description:The Addictions Worker program has been designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required for employment as an Addiction Worker.

During the program, students learn to apply the principles of addiction, pharmacology and structured relapse prevention planning. Students gain practical skills in intake, assessment, motivational interviewing and treatment planning with a strong emphasis on case management and professional ethics. The program focuses on developing group facilitation skills as well as entry-level skill development in 1-to-1 counselling. Coverage includes an in-depth study of family dynamics and addiction as well as special populations including: First Nations and other ethnic/cultural groups, youth, sexual minorities, elderly, concurrent disorders, homeless, gender (women), crime, HIV/AIDS and suicidal clients.
URL:Addictions Worker Program at Sprott Shaw College - East Vancouver Campus
Length:43 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,470

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Grade 12 / GED or mature student status; admissions interview, successful mathematics and language entrance assessments (a minimum score of 22/40 in language and a minimum composite score of 42/80).

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants for this program must also obtain a satisfactory certificate of health with a Physician's Waiver, submit a Criminal Record Cehck and provide 3 letters of reference. Applicants must not have had an addiction or be relapse free for 3 years.

    * 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 July 13, 2018

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