Community Service Worker Diploma Program

Overview

Medix College prepares students in our Community Service Worker (CSW) Diploma program with the technical training essential for a rewarding career in the community service field. Through hands-on experiences, including small group work, practice interviews, and self-awareness exercises, CSW students delve into the complexities of contemporary community work practice, the helping process, human development, first aid/CPR, and crisis prevention.

Our program prioritizes practical application, enabling Community Service Worker students to actively engage with families and individuals. Develop the knowledge and expertise needed to make a positive impact on your community, assisting clients of all ages in addressing a diverse range of social and emotional issues. Get started today.

Program Details

In the Community Service Worker program at Medix College, students undergo a comprehensive 50-week curriculum offered in both hybrid and in-class delivery formats. As part of the program requirements, students complete a 400-hour externship, providing hands-on experience in real-world settings. This combination of in-class and practical training ensures that graduates are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of community service work.  Imagine, in less than a year can earn your diploma in Community Service Work and be ready to crush a new career.

What does the Community Service Worker Diploma Cover?

Our students gain valuable skills to assist in diverse community service environments. Throughout the program, you will receive comprehensive training for roles in various settings, such as community organizations, social service agencies, and healthcare facilities. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn in our Community Service Worker diploma:

  • Embrace the role of helping professionals in the field of human services.
  • Effectively utilize community resources to support those in need.
  • Gain insight into and address issues related to diversity within communities.
  • Work with high-risk populations to provide targeted assistance and support.
  • Navigate and address challenges related to addiction and mental health issues.
  • Expertly manage dynamics within families to foster positive outcomes.
  • Hone effective communication techniques and processes for client interactions.
  • Develop skills in non-violent crisis intervention to handle challenging situations.
  • Acquire proficiency in performing first aid and CPR in emergency situations.
  • Understand and uphold the ethical standards and professionalism in the field.

 

Community Service Worker Externship: Hands-On Learning

 

The 400-hour externship in the Community Service Worker program is a crucial hands-on component that provides you with practical experiences in a professional setting. During this period, students engage directly with clients from diverse backgrounds and age groups, applying their knowledge and skills to address unique needs. The externship involves assisting in the provision of support services, including counselling, advocacy, and resource coordination. Students also gain valuable experience in observing and assessing client situations, collaborating with professionals in the field, and networking within the community to expand resources and support. This immersive experience not only enhances students’ understanding of the field but also contributes to their professional development by instilling ethical considerations and best practices in community service work. The externship serves as a bridge between theory and practice, preparing students for successful and impactful careers in the community service sector.

Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At Medix, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but also the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

Thought Patterns for High Performance®
Mindsetting for Success and Well-being in the Digital Age™ from The Pacific Institute

Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

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A leading personal finance tool to teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

Admissions Requirements

For admissions to Medix College, domestic students must:

Requirements for International students.

Program Courses

Get a comprehensive program outline to check out the CSW course descriptions. Download now.

Career Options

Medix College Community Service Worker students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. You can attend specialized workshops, including those in partnership with community partners, covering topics such as Customer Service Excellence and LinkedIn profile development. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure medical jobs in the Toronto area and beyond. Your success is our priority at Medix College.

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

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • 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

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