Community service workers are essential in providing much needed assistance to people in communities. From helping people regain their autonomy and mobility as a home care provider to counseling on substance abuse or mental illness, community service workers are essential in providing support.
Herzing College offers a one-year college diploma that includes a two-month internship to gain work experience in the realm of community services. Students will have the chance to intern in a variety of settings like community care facilities, drug rehabilitation centres and various shelters.
Students will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the community service sector. Honing skills like effective active listening, harm reduction, empathy, identifying mental health problems, and even more practical skills like CPR and first aid will give students a leg-up in their field upon graduation.
Examples of courses that students will be taking in the Community Service Worker diploma program include:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Interviewing Techniques
- Career Developments
- Introduction to Mental Health
- Populations at Risk
- Introduction to Addictions
Community services workers are hard-working, empathetic people who devote their time and attention to the care of others. It’s an exceptionally rewarding career, and graduates of the Community Services Worker diploma program have gone on to work in a variety of settings including:
- Halfway houses
- Residential care facilities
- Rehabilitation clinics
- Detoxification clinics
- Outpatient clinics
- Private homes
- Private clinics
- Suicide prevention hotlines
Through an agreement with Herzing University in the United States, graduates of this program can transfer part of their credits to Herzing University in the United States and finish their associate degree at a U.S. campus, online from Canada, or a combination of both.