About The Program
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
Common Job Tasks
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