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Social Service Worker

Sheridan College - Davis
Canada, Ontario, Brampton
Tuition fee CA$17,987 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Dormitory fee CA$12,000 per year

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during the two academic semesters.

  • Including rent and meals (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

More information

academics.sheridancollege.ca/..vice-worker 

Overview

This award-winning program equips you to help people work through diverse challenges and improve quality of life.

Critical training

In this program, you’ll learn from professors and guest speakers who have considerable experience in family therapy, policy development, social work, social justice and other social service fields. You’ll gain a solid skills foundation through a laboratory practicum, and you’ll develop plans for starting and running a service organization.

Things you’ll learn to do

  • Conduct effective assessments.
  • Manage interventions.
  • Develop advocacy strategies relevant to a client’s needs.
  • Work with government agencies to navigate regulations.
  • Become fully aware of the services available and how to deliver them.
  • Understand the scope of your practice and when (and where) to refer clients.

Hands-on experience

The Social Service Worker program maintains connections with hundreds of organizations – including community-based organizations, group homes, children’s aid organizations and youth centres – that welcome our students for their Year 2 practicum placements. You’ll complete more than 600 hours of field placement in a social service setting, reinforcing the practical skills you’ve learned in class.

Additional information

You’ll learn through:

  • Seminar presentations with class interaction
  • Laboratory practicum that simulates the Year 2 practicum situation to give students a solid skills foundation for their upcoming experience in the field
  • Guest speaker presentations from those active in the field

Success in the program requires that you be open to the specific issues and contexts of people with various racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

When you graduate from the Social Service Worker program, you’ll be eligible for admission to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As a member of this body, you can use the title “Registered Social Service Worker.” For additional details, visit the Ontario College of Social Workers website.

The Social Service Worker program maintains linkages with a number of universities, which offer further educational opportunities for our graduates.

Program Duration

The program duration for September starts is two academic years. The program duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.

Career opportunities

Sheridan is your key to a great career in social service work. When you graduate from the Social Service Worker diploma program, you’ll be eligible for frontline positions in the field.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Crisis centres
  • Drop-in centres
  • Employment centres
  • Food banks
  • Group home and mental health settings
  • Homeless shelters
  • Newcomer centres
  • Women’s shelters
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States