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Human Services Worker Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services.The program focuses on the development of front-line counselling skills for work with individuals and groups in a variety of social service settings. In addition to theoretical models, methods and skills of social work practice, students receive extensive training in group work, Life Skills methodology, community organizing and development.
  • Practical experience
    Throughout the program, students' classroom learning is complemented with 650 hours of field experience (supervised by qualified, professional practitioners) in a minimum of two different settings.
  • Academic Title
    Human Services Worker Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1    

       1. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
       2. INTERVIEWING SKILLS I
       3. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
       4. ISSUES AND ETHICS
       5. LIFESKILLS I
       6. PHARMACOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR
       7. PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH & DESIGN
       8. RECORD KEEPING & REPORT WRITING

    Semester 2    

       1. CRISIS INTERVENTION
       2. FIELD PLACEMENT I
       3. FIELD PLACEMENT PREPARATION
       4. INTERVIEWING SKILLS II
       5. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

    Semester 3    

       1. DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
       2. FIELD PLACEMENT II
       3. LIFESKILLS II
       4. FAMILY & FAMILY SYSTEMS
       5. GROUP WORK

    Semester 4    

       1. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
       2. ADDICTIONS THEORY & PRACTICE
       3. CULTURAL ISSUES
       4. FIELD PLACEMENT III
       5. SOCIAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION

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