The Developmental Service Worker program at Medix College provides technical training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working with children, youth and adults who have developmental disabilities. Students will learn to give clients support and offer encouragement while promoting their mental, emotional and physical health.
Where do graduates of the Developmental Service Worker program work?
- Community Facilities
- Public and Private schools
- Residential Facilities
- Private Homes
- Educational Facilities
- Recreational Facilities
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Developmental Services field?
- Assisting individuals with physical disabilities.
- Promoting life skills such as personal care, housekeeping, social skills, parenting skills and job placement skills.
- Intervening in crisis situations and resolving issues.
- Administers medication to individuals according to patient orders.
Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Developmental Service Worker. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.
Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.
Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
- Ontario Second Career
- Out of Province Options
- Student Lines of Credit
- Lifelone Learning Plan
- Employment Ontario
- Monthly Payment Plan
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.