Social Service Worker – GerontologySheridan College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Social Service Worker – Gerontology
Discpline: Social Work
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Trafalgar Road Campus Campus
Davis Campus Campus
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.