Community Service Worker – Diploma

Program Duration: 36 weeks – Diploma Program
Available at Academy of Learning College campuses in TorontoBrampton and North York 

Careers in healthcare, community and personal support are on the rise. The Community Service Worker Diploma provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to work with individuals in need, and administer social assistance and community support programs in a variety of settings including schools, family services, mental health agencies and correctional facilities.

Students will learn about at-risk populations, criminology, mental health, addictions, psychology, development over a life-span, case management and counselling. With hands-on experience during a clinical placement, students develop the skills necessary to assess physical, medical, emotional and behavioural needs, implement a support plan and monitor results.

Community Service Worker Courses include:

  • Business Communication
  • Case Management and Reports
  • Counseling and Ethics
  • Clinical Placement
  • Criminology
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Government and Social Services
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Keyboard Skill Building
  • Life-Span Development
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Psychology Fundamentals
  • Sociology And Family Life In Canada
  • Job Search and Resume Writing

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Community Service Worker Diploma Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Community Service Worker Diploma Program have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a healthcare career in government departments and private agencies:

  • Addiction Worker
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Distress Centre Counselor
  • Case Officer
  • Drug Addictions Worker
  • Home Support Worker
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Group Home Aide
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Support Officer
  • Community Mental Health Officer

Admission Requirements:

Contact us today, an Admissions Representative would be glad to help you select a program to pursue and determine if you meet Admission Requirements, including:

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent), or Mature Student status.
  • Good command of the English language
  • Completion of an Admissions Interview

Financial Assistance at Academy of Learning College:

Several funding options exist for students, our Financial Aid Officer would be glad to answer any of your questions and help you apply for funding for your education. Student Financial Assistance Options include:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Employment Ontario Second Career Program
  • Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Options
  • CanVet Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and SISIP Financial Services
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
  • CIBC Education Line of Credit
  • Employer or Agency Sponsorship of Education
  • Aboriginal and First Nation Funding Programs
  • Lifelong Learning and Registered Education Savings Plans
  • and more!

Student Testimonials:

When I came to AOL College I already knew what I wanted to take, the Community Service Worker Program. However, I had no idea if I would accomplish what I set myself up for. The staff had a great attitude and wanted to help students achieve their goals. The college has a positive atmosphere that helped me stay positive throughout my training. I now work at a women’s shelter and enjoy helping others get back on their feet!

Devi S.C.

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