Full time, Part time
Take UFV's School and Community Support Worker certificate to work in a variety of roles with children and adults with mental and/or physical disabilities. Acquire skills and knowledge needed to work on the front-lines in school and community settings. Learn professional ethics and standards, the history of service delivery, philosophies of helping, adaptive technologies, communications, and how to create inclusive communities.
Earn your School and Community Support Worker certificate from UFV on a full or part-time basis as you complete 31 credits, including a 200-hour supervised field experience in a social service or school setting.
View School and Community Support Worker's program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar
When you graduate you can apply to earn a Social Service Worker diploma, entering in the second year, The diploma would qualify you for employment in program management and administration.
Community Living BC reports growing wait lists of adults with developmental disabilities requiring services. Over the next five years, a 36.2 percent increase in caseloads is expected.
In light of this growing need, the 2019 BC budget includes $1,085.6 million for Community Living BC over the next two years. An additional funding of $8.8 million in 2019 and $9.5 million in 2020 will help support costs faced by home sharing providers.
Increased demand for services means that work prospects will remain strong for community support workers. Moreover, additional opportunities will also arise in home support and long-term care, as a growing number of Canadians are becoming seniors over the next decade.
View the School and Community Support Worker certificate entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
Make an appointment with a Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.