PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: SSWB
  • Program length: Three consecutive semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $4,836 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
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Social Services Worker – Brock University Articulation

Social Service Worker – Brock University Articulation

Social Service Worker – Brock University Articulation

Be the change you wish to see in the world

To make a difference in someone’s life and give them the tools they need to get over life’s biggest hurdles, you need the proper education and skills. This program gives current Brock University students majoring in Psychology the opportunity to combine their existing knowledge with hands-on experience and 650 hours of field placement practice to obtain the skills needed to provide a helping hand and offer someone a healthy and happy life.

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Program Description

Graduates of the Social Service Worker program are eligible to be Registered Social Service Workers with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers  (http://www.ocswssw.org).

This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services. The program focuses on the development of front-line counselling skills for work with individuals and groups in a variety of social service settings. In addition to theoretical models, methods and skills of social work practice, students receive extensive training in group work, Life Skills methodology, community organizing and development.

Throughout the program, students' classroom learning is complemented with 650 hours of field experience (supervised by qualified, professional practitioners) in a minimum of two different settings. Students will be prepared to work in diverse, urban communities, and will develop the abilities to respond to individual and community issues of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, mental health concerns, oppression, crisis and other determinants of health and areas of social justice. An understanding of family work, advocacy and proposal writing are integral components of the program of study.

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Admission Requirements

1. Students must be enrolled and have completed one year of their studies in the Four Year Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology program at Brock
2. Applicants must possess a minimum overall average of 70%

Upon meeting conditions 1 and 2, conditional acceptance will be offered.

Students with conditional acceptance will, upon completion of the second year of studies at Brock will be eligible to attend Durham College. Successful completion will include:

1. An overall average of 70%
2. A minimum average of 70% in Psychology courses

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:

  • A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
  • Current Level C CPR from a recognized provider
  • Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
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Career Options

Graduate employment may be obtained in a wide variety of social service settings including mental health, criminal justice, social justice, addictions, education and gerontology.

Front-line counsellors may be employed by:

  • Addiction agencies
  • Community living association
  • Educational institution
  • Mental health agency
  • Senior’s facility
  • Social services agency
  • Supportive living residence
  • Women’s shelter

Past Durham College graduates have found employment with the following job titles:

  • Child & Youth Counsellor
  • Client Support Co-ordinator
  • Community Justice Counsellor
  • Day Program Facilitator
  • Daycare Assistant
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Intellectual Disability Support Worker
  • Job Developer
  • Residential Counsellor
  • Residential Support Worker
  • School Intervention Worker
  • Trauma Counsellor
  • Youth Worker
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$4,836N/A
Mandatory Ancillary$1,091N/A
Total Fees:$5,927N/A

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: SSWB
  • Program length: Three consecutive semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $4,836 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
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