This diploma program will help you to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to provide physical, psychological, and social support to individuals across their lifespan. Upon graduation, you will be able to provide safe and competent support for those in need.  You will be able to pursue meaningful work in a public or private setting.  This career choice will allow you to make a difference in the lives of others.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • online

Program Highlights

  • Learn about adolescent growth and the issues that are relevant at each stage of development including puberty, sexual development and awareness, and physical, cognitive and social development
  • Explore the social, cultural and environmental issues that affect the development of a child
  • Understand the nature of addiction and become familiar with the major substances of abuse and their impact on the body
  • Understand the mental and social aspects of aging, including their effect on information processing, relationships, personality and more
  • Understand the impact of chronic illness and developmental disabilities on aging and social work for persons with disabilities
  • Learn counseling and support techniques for working with children, youth, and adults
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to implement Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) care plans for adults and children
  • Develop the essential knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to provide excellent palliative care to those who are dying as well as providing support for their families
  • Explore the causes, occurrences, and theories of the more common forms of mental illness
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to perform psychosocial rehabilitation and care planning for individuals and families dealing with mental illness


Community Support Worker Practicum

This program includes a 4-week practicum where you will be given the opportunity to integrate the theory from the classroom into practice in community settings including residential, educational and vocational.

what you could be earning in less than one year$24,835 - $33,280wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration45 Weeks
  • Learn from experienced and qualified instructors who bring real-life experience and insight into the classroom
  • Receive alaptop computer to use for the duration of your program
  • Gain hands-on and practical experience with your practicum term in a residential, educational or vocational community setting
  • Start this program whenever you want with multiple intakes throughout the year
  • Lifetime career services to help you conduct a thorough job search and to provide job search assistance
  • Financial assistance is available to students who qualify


Career Opportunities

  • Addictions Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child / Youth Worker
  • Community Access Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Residence Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Teen Pregnancy Worker
  • Youth Addictions Outreach Worker

Upcoming Event

Robertson College Winnipeg | 2018 Fall Graduation Ceremony

Commemorate your academic achievement and join us in the celebration of your graduation!  The Robertson College Winnipeg 2018 Fall Graduation Ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Centennial Concert Hall. [ More Information ]

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