GET THE SKILLS TO BE A Social Services Worker Foundations PROFESSIONAL

SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER

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Do you want to empower, advocate for, motivate, and encourage resilience in people who struggle because of social disadvantages? If you answered yes, then CDI College’s Social Services Worker – Professional diploma program is made for you.

This Social Services Worker diploma program has been designed to prepare you for positions in the community social services field with attention to the specific needs of three populations: youth, Aboriginals, and people affected by addiction.

Social Services Work Courses in BC

Take social services work courses that provide a general overview of contemporary issues and values in social services work in BC. You can also specialize with additional training in the needs of specific populations such as people in recovery and youth.
In the Social Services Worker – Professional diploma program, you will complete two practicums and work alongside other social services workers to gain valuable work experience so that, upon graduation, you will be able to apply your skills to a wide range of situations. Whether it’s helping families through a crisis or working with victims of trauma, you can step into a very important role in society.

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Admission Requirements:

  • High school graduation or equivalent*, or mature student** status.
  • Pass college’s admissions test.
  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
  • Immunization report (form provided by the College).
  • Complete ‘Student Declaration – Social Services Worker Programs’ form (provided by the College).
*    From an English-language teaching institution
**  19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Career Opportunities

  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities
  • Family Social Service Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Community Mental Health Facilities
  • School Programs
  • Aboriginal Agencies

Industry Salary Information

  • Low Wage ($/hr): $15.85
  • Average Wage ($/hr): $20.00
  • High Wage ($/hr): $29.00
  • Average Salary: $41,600

* Information Source: www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis. Salary data provided is an estimate, and is intended for reference purposes only.

Financial Aid

Finding yourself in a position where College is unaffordable is more common than most of us realize. Fortunately, Canada’s provincial and federal governments are very focused on making education accessible to virtually everyone; even students that are new to Canada. Regardless of your situation: didn’t finish high school, are having (or had) financial difficulties, or you are a new arrival to Canada, we will find financial solution best for you!

Our Financial Aid Expert will provide you with best options to make education investment in yourself, both realistic and affordable. Let us help you find option that suits you best. Fill out the form NOW!

  • Government Student Loans
  • Currently, British Columbia has a government-sponsored plan that provides loan assistance to qualified full-time students. The type and amount of assistance usually varies depending on your individual circumstances.

    When you meet with our Student Financial Planning Expert at the campus, we will go over all the financial options available to you to make this amazing investment in yourself both affordable and realistic.

  • RRBC Royal Credit Line for Students ©
  • The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

    The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them, and pay the interest on only the amount you use, without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

    As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC`s best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12 month grace period after graduation.

    Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Advisor at your nearest campus.

  • Other Financial Assistance
  • 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.

    If you have questions about funding your education, each CDI College campus has a Financial Advisor who can provide information about the various options available to you. Additionally, your Financial Advisor will also assist you with completing your application for whichever funding option you choose.

    Obtaining financial aid will enable you to concentrate on your CDI College training so you can embark on a rewarding career in your field.

Campuses

Vancouver

626 West Pender St. Suite #710
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9

Burnaby

5021 Kingsway Suite #500
Burnaby, BC V5H 4A5

South Surrey

112 - 14928 56th Ave.
Surrey, BC V3S 2N5

Surrey

11125 124th St. Suite #100
Surrey, BC V3V 4V2

Richmond

4351 No 3 Rd.Suite #180
Richmond, BC V6X 3A7