Social Service Worker

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Field placement opportunity in community agency setting.

Overview

Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2022: College Drive – North Bay

Winter 2023: College Drive – North Bay


This program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this rewarding career field. Learn skills and methods that will prepare you to work in different settings and challenging situations. Themes include social justice, empowerment of marginalized citizens and ethics. You will also be introduced to Indigenous history and culture through the Canada's First Peoples Course. Graduates can go on to work with individuals or groups in a variety of community settings.

Your Future Career

  • Residential facilities
  • Social Service departments
  • Addictions and mental health services
  • Schools and youth services
  • Community health and resource centres
  • Transition houses and shelters

What You Learn

  • Trauma informed practice and crisis intervention
  • Human development
  • Effective leadership in group settings
  • Substance abuse training
  • Canada's First Peoples
  • Client interviews and assessment
  • Methods for dealing with personal violence 

Note: Graduates may apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM125 College Communication I
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSW Sem 1)
SSW101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I
Semester 2 - Winter
ENG200 Creative Writing
SSW104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
SSW165 Mental Health and Addictions
HUM219 Group Work
SSW103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
HSP155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Fall
SSW296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSW Sem 3)
SSW225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW294 Accountable Professional
SSW292 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Winter
SSW293 Fieldwork Integration
SSW295 Fieldwork Placement

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CMM125 College Communication I
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSW Sem 1)
SSW101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I
Semester 2 - Fall
ENG200 Creative Writing
SSW104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
SSW103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
SSW165 Mental Health and Addictions
HUM219 Group Work
HSP155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Winter
SSW296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSW Sem 3)
SSW225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW294 Accountable Professional
SSW292 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Fall
SSW293 Fieldwork Integration
SSW295 Fieldwork Placement

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 $70 - $4081.22
2 $2720.24 $1140.98 - - $3861.22

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 $70 - $16043.06
2 $14102.08 $1720.98 - - $15823.06

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $80.00 (may be required for some placements)
  • CPIC (2nd year) - apx. $25.00
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) - apx. $20.00 - $45.00
  • Business Casual Clothing (2nd year) - up to $100.00
  • Clearance Card (2nd year) - $35.00

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma
Students can apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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