|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 3||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 4||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
Humber’s Social Service Worker diploma program prepares you to work with people in a professional helping role. Approaching your education from an individual and a community perspective, you will learn how to empower people to meet their goals and to access needed services and programs.
Our curriculum is updated frequently to ensure that what you are learning is current and relevant. Skilled, committed faculty with real-life work experience in the human services field teach with a focus on promoting equity and addressing barriers people face on the basis of race, class, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation.
You will study topics such as human behaviour and development; interpersonal, interviewing and counselling skills; family dynamics; legislation and social policy; and how to work effectively with groups and communities.You will develop the skills needed to intervene in crisis situations and to work with a broad range of people including those experiencing poverty, settlement challenges, domestic violence, mental health issues and substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and other challenging life events.
The Social Service Worker program is also offered part time.
Courses Program Standards Part Time Stream
Quick-Look Availability Scheduler
|SSW 101: Urban Sociology|
|SSW 102: Human Growth and Behaviour|
|SSW 103: Orientation to Human Services|
|SSW 108: Interpersonal and Group Skills|
|SSW 153: Counselling Skills 1|
|WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills|
|SSW 154: Family Dynamics|
|SSW 155: Cross-Cultural Skills|
|SSW 157: Field Practice and Seminar 1|
|SSW 210: Counselling Skills 2|
|SSW 255: Case Management: Advocacy|
|WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills|
|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences|
|SSW 208: Political Process|
|SSW 209: Mental Health Foundations|
|SSW 212: Community Development|
|SSW 213: Crisis Intervention and Trauma|
|SSW 257: Field Practice and Seminar 2|
|SSW 252: Agency Administration and Fundraising|
|SSW 254: Legislation in Human Services|
|SSW 258: Independent Study|
|SSW 259: Special Topics in Social Service Work|
|SSW 267: Field Practice and Seminar 3|
Courses will be taught at the Humber Lakeshore Campus on evenings, weekends and during intensive Summer Institutes with course work condensed into five or six days. Select courses are also delivered at the Humber North Campus. Some courses will be available online or onsite at your agency. Any agency with 20 or more staff who are interested in the program may arrange for courses to be delivered onsite. In addition to inclass courses, students are require to complete 3 work placements. Should a student already have prior experience in the Human Services field, they may be eligible for prior learning credits.
We will co-ordinate two unpaid work placements with you.
Your first-year placement, which begins in the winter semester, is two days per week. Your second-year fall placement runs throughout the academic year and is two days per week with a one-week block in October and March.
The advisory committee is comprised of people with extensive experience in the social service work profession, representing a variety of settings that employ Social Service Worker graduates. Many are members of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Services Workers.
Humber has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that provide placements and/or employment opportunities for students/graduates: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Court Support, Victim Services of Peel, Bayview Community Services, Toronto Bail Program, Toronto Association for Community Living, LAMP, Probation and Parole, and Native Child and Family Services.
Prepare for work in women’s shelters, community centres, refugee centres, youth employment agencies, hostels, drop-in centres for homeless people, other social assistance agencies, group homes and with clients who have psychiatric issues, developmental delays or disabilities, and in agencies in the justice system.
Gain skills needed to become a case manager, intake worker, residential counsellor, community/family support worker, or mental health or outreach worker.
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA).
This information is accurate as of December 2016.
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.
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.