Social Service Worker – GerontologySheridan College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Social Service Worker – Gerontology

Discpline: Social Work

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tution Fee: $16,929.00

Trafalgar Road Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep., 2021 May 1, 2021 closed

Davis Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep., 2021 May 1, 2021 closed

Program Description

Social service workers who focus on gerontology are sought out by many organizations because of the growing senior population in Canada. This in-depth diploma answers society’s needs by teaching the foundations of social service work, while training you to specialize in work with the elderly.Our faculty come from a wide range of community service roles, and includes social workers, community developers and gerontology specialists. Each professor brings their unique and valuable experience to every course, providing you with one-of-a-kind knowledge that only years in the field provides. Things you'll learn to do : Advocate with government and not-for-profit agencies who provide services for older adults. Develop and implement therapeutic recreation and activation programs. Co-ordinate home support services and/or volunteer programs. Support persons living with cognitive impairments or mental health challenges and their families. Deliver a holistic service plan to improve the lives of older adults.

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.