Developmental Services Worker

Developmental Services Worker Diploma Program

Program Overview

The City College Developmental Services Worker diploma program teaches students skills to effectively promote the physical, mental and emotional health of individuals with disabilities, to help them to function better in the classroom, at work and in their day to day lives.

The program starts with learning on the stages of human development, the types of developmental disabilities and the range of available community support services for this population.

Learning continues with intervention techniques, person-centered planning, abnormal psychology/dual diagnosis, basic pharmacology, supporting people with autism, augmentative forms of communication, and effective responses to people who have been abused.

In a nutshell, the program develops one’s skills in building interpersonal relationships and counselling.
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The Developmental Services Worker Diploma Program is delivered in small classes by Developmental Services Experts who are active in the field. The program combines instructor-led training with three field placement components. In just 44 weeks students can start a satisfying and enriching career in this field


Career Opportunities

Developmental Services Workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centers, school boards, correctional facilities and other establishments. At the end of this program, participants will have the skills and abilities to pursue positions in the following areas: Social and Community Service Worker administrators, who implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

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Admission Requirements

1. MINIMUM OF GRADE 12(OSSD) education or Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and out of school for 1 year or more);
2. ENTRANCE EXAMS - Successful completion of City College Entrance Exams and requirements for the program;
3. Current Resume;
4. ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW with an Education Consultant
5. Meeting with the Financial Aid Officer.
6. FITNESS TO COMPLETE THE FIELD PLACEMENT - Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student is fit to undertake the program, has up-to-date immunizations and is free of communicable diseases. Immunization for Hepatitis B is required.
7. CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATES - Students must complete STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR prior to field placement.
8. POLICE CHECK (CLEARANCE) OF CRIMINAL RECORD - Employers who provide field placement opportunities also require students to undergo a police record check for criminal offences.

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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