If you possess emotional maturity, strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to community integration, the developmental services sector is looking for candidates like you.
The Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship program is available to all staff working in developmental services, agencies or other organizations such as school boards that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The program consists of 22 courses that are offered in Toronto. The courses are delivered in a variety of formats such as classroom, online and hybrid models.
The program must be completed within five years.
The pattern of courses, which the student and his or her agency choose, will affect how long it takes to complete the certificate.Courses Part Time Stream
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|DSWA 101: Understanding Human Behaviour|
|DSWA 104: Community Orientation|
|DSWA 117: Community Living|
|DSWA 120: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 1|
|DSWA 121: Human Growth and Development 1|
|DSWA 122: Developing Interpersonal Skills|
|DSWA 123: Intervention Techniques 1|
|DSWA 124: Human Growth and Development 2|
|DSWA 125: Counselling Skills|
|DSWA 152: Person-Centred Planning|
|DSWA 153: Educational Strategies|
|DSWA 154: Responding to Abuse|
|DSWA 157: Health and Wellness 1|
|DSWA 158: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 2|
|DSWA 159: Abnormal Psychology/Dual Diagnosis|
|DSWA 163: Professionalism in Developmental Services|
|DSWA 206: Human Sexuality|
|DSWA 213: Intervention Techniques 2|
|DSWA 220: Sign Language and Augmentative Communication|
|DSWA 225: Basic Pharmacology 1|
|DSWA 251: Health and Wellness 2|
|DSWA 253: Basic Pharmacology 2|
Your career path will:
Graduates receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College. This certificate is recognized as qualifying individuals to work with people of all ages who have disabilities.
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and its Developmental Services Special Interest Group (DSSIG).
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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