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The Community Service Worker program at Medix College provides technical training for individuals looking for a rewarding career in the community service field. This program involves a great deal of small group work, practice interviews, and exercises in self-awareness. During the program, students will grow to understand the complexities of contemporary community work practice, the helping process, human development, first aid/CPR and crisis prevention.
Students will practice with families and individuals, understand the human health model, and explore research methods. Throughout the course of the Community Service Worker Program, students will gain the knowledge and experience to prepare them for work with clients from a range of age groups, with a variety of social and emotional issues.
What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Community Service Worker program?
- Intake Workers
- Residential Counsellors
- Community Support Workers
- Rehabilitation Care Worker
- Addictions & Community Services Worker
- Community Health Worker
Where do graduates of the Community Service Program work?
- Community Agencies
- Public and Private School Boards
- Residential Facilities
- Community Shelters
- Adult and Youth Group Homes
- Counselling and Advocacy Centres
- Immigration and Settlement Services
- Addiction Treatment Centres
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Community Service field?
- Interviewing and counselling clients.
- Assisting individuals and families through support and advocacy.
- Intervening in crisis situations.
- Assisting social workers in various public activities.
- Reporting using case reports and statistical data.
Why choose the Community Service Worker Program at Medix College?
Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Community 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.
As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off- site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the College's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.
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.