|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences|
|SSW 101: Foundations of Social Issues|
|SSW 103: Orientation to Human Services|
|SSW 108: Interpersonal and Group Skills|
|SSW 109: Professional Practice|
|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|
|PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental|
|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: Applied Social Service Worker Project|
|SSW 259: Special Topics in Social Service Work|
|SSW 267: Field Practice and Seminar 3|
|Select 1 from the following courses|
|GNED: General Elective|
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Develop respectful and collaborative professional and interpersonal relationships that adhere to professional, legal, and ethical standards aligned to social service work.
Record information accurately and communicate effectively in written, digital, verbal and non-verbal ways, in adherence to privacy and freedom of information legislation, in accordance with professional and workplace standards.
Integrate a practice framework within a service delivery continuum, addressing the needs of individuals, families and communities at micro, mezzo, macro and global levels, and work with them in achieving their goals.
Plan and implement accessible and responsive programs and services, recognizing the diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families and communities, and meeting these needs.
Examine current social policy, relevant legislation, and political, social, historical, and/or economic systems and their impacts for individuals and communities when delivering services to the user/client.
Develop strategies and approaches that support individual clients, groups, families and communities in building the capacity for self-advocacy, while affirming their dignity and self-worth.
Work from an anti-oppressive, strengths-based practice, recognizing the capacity for resilience and growth of individuals and communities when responding to the diverse needs of marginalized or vulnerable populations to act as allies and advocates.
Develop strategies and approaches to implement and maintain holistic self-care as a member of a human service profession.
Work with individuals, groups, families and their communities to ensure that service provider strategies promote social and economic justice, and challenge patterns of oppression, discrimination and harassment, and sexual violence with clients, coworkers and communities.
Develop the capacity to work with the Indigenous individual, families, groups and communities while respecting their inherent rights to self-determine, and to identify and address systemic barriers that produce ill-effects, developing appropriate responses using approaches such as trauma informed care practice.
As part of this program, you will apply your theoretical knowledge and practise human service skills by participating in 600 hours of innovative, unpaid Field Experiences. Students will work in the field or on an applied project two days per week over Semesters 2, 3 and 4. Alongside this experience, you will also complete course work and attend Seminar class. Field Experiences are arranged through the college with the help of a dedicated field advisor.
Our advisory panel is made up of professionals with extensive experience in Human Services in a variety of settings in which Social Service Workers are employed. Some of these professionals are graduates of our program and many of their agencies host student placement opportunities.
Prepare for work in women’s shelters; community centres; refugee centres; youth employment agencies; hostels; other social assistance agencies including group homes; and in agencies in the justice system. You will deal with a range of clients including youth, seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Gain skills needed to become a:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW)
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW).
Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA)
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA).
Additional requirements may apply.
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.
Community and Justice Services
Length: 4 semesters
Watch the video to find out why our graduates entered the program and how it prepared them for a career in the Human Services sector.
Faculty of Social & Community Services News
Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021
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