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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Addictions & Community Support Worker
  • According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Community & Social Service Workers earn a median wage of $19.00/hr and as high as $30/hr.
  • High Demand: From 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 171,200 while only 154,893 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings
  • 77% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81%. for all occupations.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships Available
  • Government Student Loan.
  • RBC Royal Credit Line for Students.
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

Committing yourself to your community and helping people kick their drug and alcohol abuse problems for good can be a rewarding career. The Addictions and Community Services Worker Diploma is for those students interested in a career in professional health care. Core skills such as writing, assessment, file management, counseling, communication and treatment planning are introduced to the students of this program. Addiction and Community Service workers are required to interact with health care professionals and their clients on a daily basis and these skills come in handy. In the medical area, students are exposed to studies in psychology, addiction prevention and intervention, pharmacology and others. A practicum of over 320 hours over 8 weeks is mandatory for students in a clinical setup. Our featured colleges also have a Career Employment Strategies course which covers aspects like job searching techniques, interviewing techniques, resume writing and job counseling services to help our students get placed. Employment opportunities are presented in alcohol and drug abuse centres, family social service centres, correctional and community mental homes, facilities for mentally and physically handicapped, senior care and group care homes. They also can provide community support in child and youth care homes, special needs centres and in family violence centres.

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