Thursday, October 6, 2011
New program gives Toronto-area residents opportunity to train for in-demand social service career
Toronto, ON – October, 6, 2011 - CDI College is introducing a new academic program to its Toronto campus: the Addictions and Community Service Worker diploma program. This 50-week program includes classroom courses and a mandatory 320-hour clinical placement. Students will be immersed in their studies within a tight-knit classroom community and one-on-one support from industry experienced instructors.
Students interested in getting their careers started in healthcare and addictions care will take courses focusing on assessment and treatment planning, healthcare administration, and counselling training. In-depth knowledge and skills in prevention and intervention, case management, psychology, youth and family issues, and pharmacology will help students better understand the field.
With the Canadian outlook for community and social service workers positive for the next few years, graduates will be able to establish careers in their healthcare community. Prospective jobs can be found in community services, group homes, mental healthcare centres, correctional facilities, and facilities for the physically and developmentally handicapped. For an addictions and community service worker, every day on the job is different, and they are able to experience a wide range of niche fields such as education, family, law enforcement, recreation and sport, and medicine.
This career path is ideal for individuals who want to make a difference in people’s lives by assisting and guiding them towards a healthier lifestyle, helping prevent relapse and providing counselling support. Daily interaction with clients and close working relationship with co-workers combines to make a very rewarding career choice.
For more information about the Addictions and Community Service Worker program in Toronto please fill out the form to your right or call 1.877.404.4353.