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Community Support Worker

Make a living making a difference in the lives of others through a rewarding career as a Community Support Worker. Flexible course options, which allow you to continue to work while you study!

Community Support Worker

Make a living making a difference in the lives of others through a rewarding career as a Community Support Worker. Flexible course options, which allow you to continue to work while you study!
THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER:
Community Support Workers focus on empowering those who have developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis and promoting the development of their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. A key component of this job is to develop clients’ independence which will allow them to function appropriately in the community. Services include behaviour management, life skills training, crisis intervention, companionship, part taking in recreational activities, some personal care, and counseling.
In addition to a Community Support Worker Diploma , our graduates also receive the following three certificates:

  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Emergency First Aid / CPR Level C Certificate
  • Mandt System Certificate

EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS

  • Child and Youth Programs
  • Rehabilitation/Detoxification Centers
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Community Living
  • Outreach Programs
  • Womens’ Shelters
  • Self Employment

The Community Support Worker Program is delivered in a combination of on-line and in-class studies:

  • 6 months total or 26 WEEKS
  • Evening & Weekend classes, flexible options
  • Includes 4 weeks of practicum arranged by the college
  • Combined on-line and in-class delivery

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  • Foundations of Technology
  • Business Communications & Reporting
  • Overview of Community Support Services Programs and Resources in BC
  • Role and Responsibilities of Community Support Workers
  • Professional Skills for CSW including MANDT Training
  • Introduction to Psychology and Life Skills Development
  • Life-Span Stages & Development
  • Developmental Disabilities and Dual Diagnosis
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Medication Support
  • Supporting Independence of ADLs
  • Person Centered Care
  • Career Planning and Preparation
  • Practice Experience I and II

Mandt
This program includes certification in Mandt, a comprehensive and integrated approach to preventing, deescalating, and if necessary intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others.

  1. Grade 12/GED or 19+ years of age
  2. Successful completion of Drake Medox English Assessment & Entrance Interview
  3. Acceptable Ministry of Justice criminal record search within six months of program acceptance, or evidence to show that a criminal record search has been requested by the program start date
  4. Reference letter attesting to suitability to work with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  5. Negative TB test result submitted prior to first practice experience

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

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“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
posAbilities


“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Drake Medox College has provided me with the learning experience that I need to start my career as a successful Activity Worker at a long-term senior facility. I have achieved my goal of changing my career from a Care Aide to an Activity Worker, as I was able to find a full-time job one month after I graduated from the Drake Medox College. I would highly recommend the Activity Assistant Diploma program to anyone who work in the health care industry.

~ MINGXI YU - AA

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