Community Support Worker

Community Support Worker comforting a client.
Community Support students learn in real-world social services environments

Get the Practical Skills to Start a Rewarding Career in Social Services in 54 Weeks

Community Support Workers offer support, services and encouragement to people with mental health issues, substance abuse problems, developmental challenges, or physical disabilities. Professionals in this field are employed by a variety of social services programs and community assistance and have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day.

If you’re a patient and non-judgmental “people person” looking to get started in a respected professional career where you can help others, you could be well-suited to succeed as a professional Community Support Worker.

This program offered in: Campbell River, Nanaimo, Maple Ridge, Parksville and Surrey.

Convenient Morning & Afternoon Classes Available

Practical “On-The-Job” Training

As a student in the Discovery Community College Community Support Worker Diploma program, you’ll train hands-on during three practicums in real Community Support work settings. Practicums are an excellent way to gain real world experience, make important industry connections and try different aspects of the profession before you graduate.

You will participate in a problem solving, case study, learner centered approach to education. You’ll thrive in this learning environment if you are a responsible, self-determining person, able to engage in cooperative, collaborative, team oriented learning with the guidance and support of our expert instructors.

Successful graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have both the theoretical classroom skills and the hands-on, practical experience to make a real difference in their new career. With career-focused training and dedicated support from Discovery Community College you could be working in a new, rewarding career in less than a year.

“I can proudly say that going to Discovery was one of the greatest choices I have made in my life. Now I not only have a job, but a career which I am proud of.”
– Ana McManus, Community Support Worker Graduate

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Discovery College “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Career Opportunities

This program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to work in a personal support role with youth and adults in a variety of community settings. Graduates are qualified to work in areas such as:

  • Community Social Service Agencies
  • Support Services
  • Group Home Settings
  • The Public School System as support personnel for children with special needs
    and more!

Is a Rewarding Career in Community Support Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Community Support Worker and exploring whether this might be the career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information and a FREE Career Info Kit.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-877-959-3443.

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