Developmental Services WorkerLoyalist College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Developmental Services Worker
Discpline: Social Work
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Belleville Campus Campus
As a Developmental Services Worker (DSW), you will assist people with disabilities to live as valued, contributing members of the community. By providing support and advocacy, you will work towards full inclusion for the betterment of the entire community. The program curriculum promotes individualized and inclusive approaches, reflective of innovative practices in the field. Developmental services workers support people of all ages with disabilities, enhancing their presence and participation in community life. Loyalist grads find rewarding positions: Providing in-home support to help people maintain independence. In community agencies as residential counsellors and vocational coaches, helping people find meaningful activities. In schools as educational assistants and with not-for-profit organizations.
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.