Community Support Worker - INT

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Community Support Workers serve an important role in society by providing the needed social support meeting the physical, mental, and social needs of vulnerable individuals. With the currently evolving state of the world, there has been a steep rise in cases of addiction, substance abuse, mental illnesses as well as...

Alberta Business & Health Institute

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Community Support Workers serve an important role in society by providing the needed social support meeting the physical, mental, and social needs of vulnerable individuals. With the currently evolving state of the world, there has been a steep rise in cases of addiction, substance abuse, mental illnesses as well as disabilities creating an increased demand for social support. ABHI empowers individuals who seek to fill this role by providing hands-on training. Our carefully crafted curriculum delivers the courses in a timely and effective manner making our students job-ready without dragging out the learning process.

Length: 56 Weeks

Credential: Diploma

Program Delivery: Online | Blended

Median Starting Salary: $33, 280.00 - $49, 920.00

Program Overview

The program enlightens students about various family dynamics and how it impacts the development of children and young adults, exploring the issues that are relevant at each stage of development including the challenges of puberty, sexual awareness, and psychological and social issues. Furthermore, understanding the pathophysiology of addiction is studied to aid CSWs provide sufferers with the support necessary to help them on their journey to recovery. Our seasoned instructors help prospective CSWs in developing the right communication and counseling techniques, helping individuals navigate the complexities of their relationships with others. We train you to be knowledgeable in terms of palliative care support to the terminally ill as well as their families. And, recognizing and managing some mental illnesses using the right psychosocial skills. Our diploma qualifies you to work in the following fields:

  • Assisted Living Facility and Group Home Worker
  • Respite Worker
  • Child/Young Adult Worker
  • Teenage Pregnancy Worker
  • Women’s Shelter Worker
  • Newcomers Service Worker
  • Adult Care Worker
  • Community Access Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Employment Programs
  • Public Schools

Course Outline

  • MS Office Application
  • Soft Skills Development
  • Introduction to Social Work in Canada
  • Ethics
  • History of Social Work in Canada
  • Social Work Theories and Practice Models
  • Individuals, Groups, and Communities: Applying Direct Practice Skills
  • Social Work Child Welfare in Canada: Child Protection and Family Support
  • Social Work and The Health of Canadians: Client-Centered Health Care
  • Social Work with Women in Canada
  • Reporting and Recording
  • Social Work for Persons with Disabilities
  • Counseling
  • Skills for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Gerontology
  • Cultural Competency: Indigenous People
  • Racialized Canadians and Immigrants
  • Social Work and Sexual/Gender Diversity
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Career Preparations
  • Practicum

Career Avenues

ABHI offers schedules that suit the needs of the students. Students will be given the opportunity and option to take courses full-time, part-time days evenings, or weekends. Successful graduates of this program will be qualified to work in various business settings and management occupations which include the following:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Accounts coordinator
  • Business development specialist or coordinator
  • Content creator or producer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Management Associate
  • Office Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Event Planner
  • Marketing Assistant, coordinator, or specialist
  • Telemarketer
  • Sales Associate, coordinator, or representative
  • Social Media Coordinator