Addictions & Community Services Worker
Are you looking for a career that allows you to make a difference in
someone’s life? Are you an empathetic person with an ability to reach
out to people who need it? You should consider a career in addictions
Addictions workers play important roles in the lives of those living
with substance abuse, mental health issues, and other challenges. As
such, these paraprofessionals need to rely on a wide-range of skills and
knowledge. The Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI
College is designed to prepare graduates for positions that assist
clients facing substance abuse issues.
Students in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program gain a
fundamental understanding of psychology, pharmacology, ethics, and
communications. They also learn about the fundamentals of addiction and
its impact on high risk populations, youth, and families. In addition,
students will learn about case file management, treatment planning, and
various community resources available to clients with addiction and
mental health issues in Ontario.
Prior to graduation, students put their knowledge and skills to the test
in a mandatory community placement. Graduates of this program will be
prepared to work in a range of social service settings in the province.