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 Community Support Worker - Social Services
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SchoolSprott Shaw College - Kamloops Campus
LocationKamloops, BC, Canada
School TypeCareer College
School Size
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length50 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have Grade 12/GED, or mature student status (all transcripts must be "true certified copies" or originals).
Cost
National: $13,900

This cost estimate does not include books, supplies and other applicable costs. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $250.
Scholarships
DescriptionThe growing need for assistance with pregnant teenagers, homeless persons, children with special needs, and those with substance abuse problems will maintain the need for these workers. Growth is also expected in the area of First Nations outreach and community development, especially for youth and those in rehabilitation. Employment opportunities are much better for those who have appropriate post-secondary education.

Community and social service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services (life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, and other community and social service programs). They assist clients in dealing with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, group homes, correctional facilities, and other establishments. Community and social service workers may interview clients to obtain their case histories and other background information. They may prepare intake reports, assess their clients, and investigate their eligibility for social benefits. If necessary, they will refer their clients to other social services. Later, they meet again with their clients to assess their progress, give them support, and discuss any difficulties or problems. Community and social service workers may work in schools as para-professionals assisting with children with special needs along side occupational therapists or provide respite for families with children with special needs.



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