Social Service Worker Program Focuses on Interactive Learning

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When your field involves constant interaction with vulnerable members of society, being comfortable as soon
as you enter it is essential. That’s why students of Centennial College’s Social Service Worker program are
exposed to a variety of interactive learning opportunities, including experiences in assessing communities,
developing and writing funding proposals, social action plans as well as simulated client interviews and
assessments. In addition, a solid grounding of Social Service Worker theory balances all of this practical
application.

If this is the type of Social Service Worker program that appeals to you, you can apply with a minimum of at
least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Applicants are
also required to have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Non-
academic requirements such as a program admission session and English proficiency are also considered. As
the Social Service Worker program has a field placement component during which students obtain “real-life”
experiences, a criminal reference check might be required. Certain criminal convictions may disallow
placement in an agency and program completion may not be possible.

Speaking of the Social Service Worker program work placements, they are one of the highlight features for
which student are prepared with the previously mentioned training. These two placements see students work
directly in the field at an entry-level social service placement in a learning environment where application and
integration of the philosophy, function and procedure of the social service system takes place. Meanwhile, in
school, through the previously mentioned methods, Social Service Worker students learn to reflect upon how
values and ideologies contribute to the construction of social problems and prescribed solutions. They also
learn to ally with people to develop and improve resources that assist people to resolve problems and enhance
quality of life. Among the specific courses in the Social Service Worker program are: Power, Privilege and
Oppression; Social Service Work & Pathways to Practice, Applied Social Research & Data, Social Policy,
Community Development and more.

Upon graduation, students of the Social Service Worker program become professionals who are committed to
social justice, inclusion and equality of people regardless of class, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual
orientation and ability. They work in shelters, community centres, group homes and advocacy coalitions with
populations that include: seniors, assaulted women and children, people with mental illness and
developmental disabilities, youth and the homeless or under housed. Among the specific duties of Social
Service Workers are offering guidance and counseling to people in crisis, obtaining government funds for
clients, arranging foster homes for children, and beginning legal action in cases of child abuse.

                                                                                         Author :- Jason White

Centennial College :- Social Service Worker program Canada

				
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Description: The job of the social service worker includes a variety of duties, all of which are taught in Centennial College’s Social Service Worker program through interactive learning opportunities.