Community
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Complete this program
in just 45 weeks!

Secure a job after the program and earn approximately $21 an hour.

Oxford College’s Community Service Worker (CSW) diploma program gives you the knowledge, practical skills, and confidence needed to create, implement, and oversee a variety of social and community-based programs. Our program combines classroom learning and practical training to prepare you to better serve the community.

You will develop skills in client assessment, proper referral procedure, monitoring clients’ treatments, and evaluating treatment effectiveness to help change people’s lives for the better. As a community service worker, you will assist individuals and families with personal and social problems.

Students will
learn how to:

  • Become helping professionals in human services
  • Utilize community resources
  • Understand issues of diversity
  • Work with high-risk populations
  • Work with addiction and mental health issues
  • Manage dynamics within families
  • Build communication techniques and processes
  • Develop non-violent crisis intervention skills
  • Perform first aid and CPR
  • Understand ethics and professionalism

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Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by group homes, shelters, community mental health centres, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, social service agencies, and other community facilities.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

  • Community service worker
  • Residential counsellor
  • Rehabilitation care worker
  • Addictions support worker
  • Group home worker
  • Community health worker

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