Community Support Worker

Community Support Worker

*Ask about the $3,900 scholarship available for this program*

Community Support Workers interview, counsel, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They may also organize and implement a variety of community programs and services. Individuals in this role may be responsible for preparing intake reports, referring clients to other social services, admitting clients to appropriate programs, and meeting with clients to evaluate treatments/plans and progress.

This program provides students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to provide many types of assistance to people in the community. Areas of study include addictions, psychology, sociology, mental health, Canadian family dynamic, professional skills, counselling and interviewing techniques, development, business communications and report writing.

Program length: 11 months (20 hours/week, M-TH) includes 4 week internship

Community Support Worker Careers

The Community Support Worker program prepares graduates to find employment in halfway houses, detoxification centres, residential care facilities, rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics, personal communications and personal and vocational counseling.

Examples of job titles: Community Support Worker, Development Coach, Youth Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Support Worker.

Examples of employers: Marymound, New Directions, Knowles Centre, Family Dynamics, Opportunities for Independence.

Sample Range of Starting Salaries: $26,000 - $27,248

*Statistics based on most recent available.

Community Support Worker Courses in Winnipeg


• Introduction to Addictions
• Professional Skills for the Service Worker
• Introduction to Psychology
• The Canadian Family Dynamic
• Life-Span Psychology and Development
• Counselling and Interviewing Techniques
• Effective Team Work
• Introduction to Sociology
• Introduction to Mental Health
• Community Services in Canada
• Business Communications and Report Writing
• Career Development
• Internship


• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field


• Able to provide clean Criminal Record, Child Abuse, and Adult Abuse checks.

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