In Canada, Community Service Worker spans across a wide range of activities within the community and the society as a whole. Community service workers are an essential and integral part of strong social functioning and key to success for various social problems that exist in today’s world.
These professionals evaluate, take care of and individual and societal problems by using social service knowledge, skills, and by using tools and strategies to help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities achieve the most favorable performance.
As part of job duties following will be a general outline of what a service worker’s everyday routine of work includes:
- Provide appropriate response and coordinates with appropriate resources for crisis management and follow up support
- Assess client’s crisis needs including risk and security, develop a safety plan and monitor
until necessary supports can be effectively put into practice
- Provide education to clients and their families
- Link clients to appropriate community resources and follow up to ensure issues have been resolved
- Document and maintains client records, reports and maintain appropriate databases
- Participate in outreach activities and community-based training programs as required
- Support the crisis telephone line as needed as well as other crisis program services
Pharma-Medical Science College has outlined and developed such a program which would take about 9 months for each individual to develop the above-outlined skills and be a professional community service worker in a career of their choice in the social field. The course is a full-time diploma Program which also includes a co-op of 7 weeks in different community centers. After the classroom-session ends the College facility helps the students to find a suitable place for their 7 weeks internship.
Community service workers govern and execute different ranges of versatile social assistance and community services programs within the community to help the clients deal with personal and social problems. Our graduates are trained in a specified manner, with a thorough and deep understanding of the societal problems and issues and how they are handled. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors stick to the legal and ethical standards required by law to practice as counselors in different environments, let the students comprehend the requirements and resources of individuals, families, groups, and different communities and help clients resolve their problems and meet their needs. These branches of people are also responsible for developing social policy, amend or help in the implementation of relevant legislation in order to develop and implement effective plans of action.
Our graduates are qualified to accept positions in many areas including social services, community services, addictions workers, behavioral aides, child and youth workers, community workers, community development workers, community service workers, crisis intervention workers, developmental service workers, drop-in center workers, family service workers, government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, school boards, juvenile residential facilities, addiction treatment centers, correctional facilities among many more as addictions workers, behavioral aides, child and youth workers, community workers, community development workers, community service workers, crisis intervention workers, developmental service workers, drop-in center workers, family service workers, women’s shelter supervisors, and youth workers. Community & Social Services is a growing field. As knowledge and understanding of Community & Social Workers rise, so does the demand for skilled professionals in this career.