COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA PROGRAM

community service worker helping client

PROGRAM SUMMARY

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.

EMPLOYMENT TYPES

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

MEDIX COLLEGE REVIEW - NATHAN


I'm Nathan and I'm studying the C.S.W. program at Medix College. My wife actually went there, she's actually graduating today from the Lab Tech course and she said it was a great place to go to school, so that's why I'm going.

One of my favorite memory of Medix would be would be just every day going to class with my fellow classmates, my teacher, she's fantastic. There's a lot of people of there in our course that we help, or that we're going to be helping, it's a very humbling experience to know that they're out there.

The thing I enjoyed most about the campus was that it was easily accessible and easy to get to and it's only got a twenty minute drive for me every day. I see myself in five years being a Community Service Worker or a Social Service Worker in the drug and alcohol field, that I'd like to go into, specializing in that.

I have found it easy make friends on campus, everybody that's in my class I'm pretty friendly with right now so I'm really enjoying that. The thing I like best about my instructors is that they're easy to talk to, first and foremost. Easy to talk to, they are open to answer any questions I have.

My family feels great about me attending Medix, they're very happy, their very proud of me ­I didn't have a lot of success in high school so this is actually a great step up for me. I would probably tell somebody it's thinking about attending Medix to go, it's a very easy place to go to school.

I know school is very daunting for a lot of people, a lot of people didn't do very well when they were in high school but coming from somebody with that experience, it's really easy to go there, the instructors are very helpful, very caring and they just wont let you fail.

EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONS

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

MEDIX ADVANTAGE

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.

MEDIX COLLEGE REVIEW - TIANA


I chose Medix College because of the small classroom sizes. I liked best about the classes the fact that I was going to be helping people in the end, and I really enjoyed my instructor. My instructor brought knowledge as well as life experience to the classroom.

Medix College gave me a sense of accomplishment in my life, as well as demonstrating that to my children.

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

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

RESP

Employment Ontario

Monthly Payment Plan

 Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.




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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Gr.12 OSSD/High School Graduate or Mature Student Status (18 Ontario, 19 out of province)

Successful completion of entrance evaluation

Admissions interview

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The admissions process for this program is a four part process:

Initial Contact

Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.

Confidential Interview

An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.

Business Affairs Assessment

The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.

Enrollment

After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.