What do community support workers do?
Community support workers assist at-risk clients with social issues to help improve their lives. These workers help clients from all backgrounds and situations. They could help someone in poverty, with a mental illness, an addiction problem, or a disability. Community support workers help clients by connecting them with the right programs or services to assist them. They also help clients by supporting and encouraging them. CSWs can make a big difference in people’s lives and create a stronger community.
Explore our Community Service Worker Courses in British Columbia
Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions. They assist clients in addressing personal and social problems.
Community Service Worker
This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become permanently employable in a CSW setting. Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services.
Community Service Worker With Addictions Worker Speciality
This program provides students with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience needed to become permanently employable in a CSW and AW setting. Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions.
Who is best suited for a career in community support?
If you are passionate about helping those in need in your community then you would make a great CSW. You must have a level head and good decision-making skills to get clients the help they need.
Community service workers must also have emotional intelligence and empathy. This helps them to support their clients through their problems. A good attitude is important because they need to give their clients hope.
What to expect from community support worker courses and training programs
The core of the Community Service Worker course covers relevant clinical skills you need to assist and care for people. This includes psychology, sociology and mental health studies. The course will also teach computer and office skills which will be important in a CSW career.
Students will get hands-on work experience with placement in a facility or other work setting.
Some studies may require more intensive lessons, such as learning how to become an addiction worker. In this program, your core courses will focus on addictions worker training.
Expected salary range for careers in community support
The expected salary for a qualified CSW in British Columbia is about $31,000-$51,000. Salary can vary depending on the company, work experience, and location.
Why choose community support worker courses with AOLCC?
AOLCC offers the right training to prepare you for work as a Community Service Worker. We use a unique integrated learning system to optimize the student learning experience. Students study at their own pace using a multi-modality learning system.
We have programs in British Columbia and all across Canada, so you have many options available!
From start to finish, AOLCC supports students in their studies. Students have access to a personalized learning coach whenever they have questions or need help. Our job placement assistance will help students achieve job hunting success after graduation.
How can you get started?
AOLCC admissions advisors are here to help you. Contact us and we would be happy to discuss our CSW program or any other program of your interest. Your career goals are possible – you only have to take the first step!
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