Social Service Work Fundamentals

Students will be introduced to the pivotal role social service workers and associated support professionals play in improving the social welfare of individual people and communities. This course will familiarize students to the various roles, functions, tasks, and responsibilities social workers assume in a variety of settings and introduce them to the key skills and practices of the profession.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Provide a history of social service work in Canada.
  • Define the roles and function of community-based social work practice.
  • Describe the effect of the person, agency, and society on the social work process.
  • Identify the key social work values, knowledge, principles and skills within an ethical framework as described by the CASW Code of Ethics.
  • Describe the role of relationship building and maintenance in practice with individuals, families and communities.
  • Identify the phases of practice with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors related to populations at risk.
  • Describe the inequities in the healthcare delivery and social workers’ roles in addressing the inequalities.

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Kelowna Location:

Phone: (250) 765-7624

Vancouver Location:

Phone: 604-677-3866

Entry Requirements

  • Students must complete an intake with recruitment team.

Application Processing

  • Throughout the year

Completion

  • Certificate

Assessment

  • Student will be assessed by daily attendance, assignments, and completion of in class activities.

Completion Requirements

  • To successfully complete this course, students must:

    • Pass the final exam
    • Attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled classes
    • Achieve a minimum overall score of 50%

     

Program Duration: 40 hours

Credentials Provided: Certificate

Fees: CAD $850.00

Delivery Methods:
Online| On-campus| Combined
Modules
Topics
1
Professional overview
2
Social work in the province
3
Practice and empowerment
4
Special populations
5
Values and ethics
6
Social welfare policy and procedure
7
Practice settings
8
Individuals, family, communities
9
Social work in healthcare
10
Continuation: Social work in healthcare
11
Social work with people with disabilities
12
Social work and substance abuse
13
Continuation: Social work and substance abuse
14
Documentation
15
Review
16
Final Exam and wrap up
Course sequencing may vary
The program is delivered in English. The program will employ an in-class lecture delivery format. There is no mandatory homework; however, it is recommended that you review daily lectures and exercises completed.
The Addictions and Community Support Worker Diploma program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
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