Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program

Get ready to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. With practicum placement weaved into this dual diploma program (DSW and CSW), you can enjoy a wide array of career opportunities serving individuals with special needs at social service and government agencies, community centers, mental health agencies, and more.

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Learn how to masterfully work with individuals who need assistance to function in community-living situations and society. This dual-diploma program (DSW + CSW) teaches students important counselling techniques, behaviour adjustment, basic nursing, mental health, and more to prepare them for a successful career in the social services field.

Employment Opportunities

As this is a dual diploma program, graduates open themselves up to a wider array of employment opportunities in social service and government agencies, community centers, help centers, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centers, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

Potential Future Title

Developmental Service Worker, Community counsellor-social services, Community and social services worker.

Program Details

The Course consists of 21 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and in the internship.

  • Essential Skills
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Inclusive Communication Skills
  • Employment Achievement Strategies
  • Basic Business Communications
  • Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Populations at Risk
  • Support Resources and Community Capacity Building
  • Law for Support Workers
  • Self-Care and Team Building
  • Basic Counselling Techniques
  • Solution-Focused Intervention Techniques
  • Family Development, Functions and Social Issues
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Professional Documentation & Case Management
  • Basic Nursing & Pharmacology
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Internship
  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • English proficiency requirement for International students


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303-8300 Woodbine Ave, Markham ON L3R 9Y7

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