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Get the Skills to Become a Community Service Worker

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Assist individuals and families with personal and social problems; train to become a Community Service Worker at Oxford College

10 Month Community Service Worker Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Community Service Work is a calling – you have to be passionate about the human service sector. People skills, organization, and communication skills are essential. If this sounds like you, this high demand career could prove to be both rewarding and personally fulfilling for you.

As a Community Service Worker, you can work on the frontline, helping clients manage their social and personal problems and running community services. Or, you can work ‘behind the scenes’ setting up and managing social assistance programs. Whatever your role is, the overarching goal is to build capacity, empower vulnerable communities, and help others work towards health and wellness.

The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get More Info.

Community Service Worker

10-Month Diploma | $46,946 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by homeless shelters, substance abuse support services & immigration agencies
  •  Learn to perform First Aid and CPR
  • Advance into Counselling, Social Work, Addictions Support and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for community service workers in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $33,280 to the highest 10% of workers earning $66,810.

Become Qualified in Community Service Work

Oxford College’s Community Service Worker 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.

During the Community Service Worker program, you’ll 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

Is a Career as a Community Service Worker Right for You? Take the 'Oxford College Community Service Worker Career Training Readiness Quiz'

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Community Service Worker Career Training Readiness score now!

Countless 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

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career in Community Service Work Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Community Service Work and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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