Social Service Worker (SSWK) Georgian College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Social Service Worker

Discpline: Social Work

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $13,740.00

Orillia Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 open
Jan, 2025 Nov 1, 2024 open

South Georgian Bay Campus

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Orangeville Campus

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Program Description

In this program, students are provided the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to effectively assume the role of a helping professional in the diverse and complex field of social services. Students are challenged to examine their beliefs and values; to develop interpersonal communication skills; and to promote values of social justice, human dignity, and equity. Students gain knowledge and skill development in interviewing, communication, and relationship building; effective membership and leadership in groups; working with families; and utilizing evidence-based decision-making. Faculty continue to be committed to a teaching and learning practice that embraces and promotes equity and inclusion, with a current emphasis on Indigenous awareness and gerontological issues. There are opportunities to engage in the community through community service learning and field placement.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.