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Diploma in Developmental Services Worker (Intensive)

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  • Objectives
    This diploma program prepares students to work in public and private settings supporting persons of all ages who may have physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Candidates should be mature, flexible, accepting, resourceful, creative, self-motivated, good decision makers, and effective team members. Successful applicants are given credit for both course work and field placement based on their past academic and field experience. Students participate in course work and field placement drawn from all levels of the regular two-year program. The DSW one-year intensive program is composed of three semesters delivered over a 12-month period, beginning in September and finishing at the end of the following August.
  • Entry requirements
    You would be an excellent fit for the Developmental Services Worker program if you: * Are passionate about supporting individuals with developmental disabilities; * Desire to work in challenging environments; * Are a self-starter; * Possess a sense of humour; and * Enjoy working as a member of a team.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Developmental Services Worker (Intensive)
  • Course description

    Level 1

    FAM1137 Paraprofessionals in Education

    FAM1153 Developmental Disabilities

    FAM1155 Augmentative Communication

    FAM1164 Persons Requiring Extensive/Pervasive Support

    FAM1177 Employment and Developmental Disabilities

    FAM1193 Health and Well-Being I

    FAM1906 Aging and Persons with Developmental Disabilities

    FAM1907 Family Field Placement

    FAM1910 Advanced Principles of Learning and Behaviour

    Level 2

    FAM1110 Person-Centred Planning

    FAM1166 Pharmacology

    FAM1182 Sexuality, Relationships and Persons with Disabilities

    FAM1190 Ethical Issues and Persons with Developmental Disabilities

    FAM1194 Health and Well-Being II

    FAM1905 Mental Health and Persons with Developmental Disabilities

    FAM1909 Applied Programming Procedures

    FAM1911 Residential Health Clinical Skills

    Level 3

    ENL1754 Communication Skills for the Helping Professions

    FAM1912 Seminar II - Current Topics in the Field of Development Services

    FAM1913 Community Field Placement – Intensive

    FAM1914 Residential Health Field Placement - Intensive

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