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Community Service Worker

Industry Overview

Community Service Workers help locate and/or implement medical, personal and other assistance to any number of groups in need. As community services expand, the need for qualified workers becomes greater. Community Service Workers can be found working with all members of the community, including homeless persons, pregnant teenagers, people with substance abuse problems, and so many more. It’s a challenging but very rewarding career that allows you the opportunity to improve the quality of life of those who are in need or at risk.
In just 36 weeks, you can graduate with a Community Service Worker diploma from Academy of Learning College, Bay/Bloor Campus. Our diploma program will give you the skills and training you need to start a career as a Community Service Worker with confidence.  Contact a career consultant at Academy of Learning College, Bay/Bloor Campus today for more information on the program and the many available financial assistance options.

Duties & Responsibilities

A Community Service Worker guides members of the community towards the services and assistance they require while facing personal or social problems. They must be able to assess and meet a client’s physical, medical, emotional and behavioural support needs.
Depending on the workplace, Community Service Workers can have any number of additional duties. You may be asked to prepare intake reports, interview clients to determine their needs, refer clients to appropriate services and provide crisis intervention when necessary. Community Service Workers counsel clients to determine their progress and resolve any difficulties or problems they may be having. Workers refer clients to residential, in-patient, detoxification and/or mental health programs, and may accompany clients to treatment programs if needed. With such a variety of responsibilities, it’s a career that is ever-evolving and always exciting.
Contact Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus today and find out more about the Community Service Worker diploma. In just 36 weeks, you could be on your way to a whole new career!

Skills & Attributes

When you earn your diploma from Academy of Learning College, Bay/Bloor Campus, you’re telling employers that you have what it takes to be a Community Service Worker.  Some of the personal attributes that potential employers look for include:
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • An ability to work under pressure 
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Significant use of memory
  • Superior ability to multi-task
  • A helpful and positive attitude, even in difficult circumstances
  • Empathy and compassion for clients
  • Good communication skills
  • A desire to contribute to the safety and dignity of clients
Contact us for more information and we’ll show you how quickly this rewarding career could be yours!

Career Opportunities

Our Community Service Worker graduates are able to quickly find rewarding careers in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors. There is a wide variety of workplaces whose doors will be opened to you, including: 
  • Community Legal Centres
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Women's or Youth Refuges or Crisis Centres
  • Residential Aged Care Services and Community Aged Care Services
  • Juvenile Residential Facilities
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Advocacy Services
  • Aged or Disability Respite Services
Call Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus today, or use our contact form to request more information on these exciting career opportunities. A new career is right around the corner!

Graduate in 36 Weeks

In just 36 weeks, you can get started in a caring and rewarding career as a Community Service Worker.  With classes that teach only the most up-to-date and relevant content, your diploma will give you the knowledge and skills you need to move forward with confidence. 
Why delay even a moment longer? Contact us today for more information and be job-ready sooner than you ever thought possible!