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Explore Community Services Worker Jobs and Career Options

Jan 18, 2021 12:47:11 PM

Photo: Community Services Worker students and instructor at Herzing College Ottawa (2019)

Community services workers (CSWs) play a very important role in society.

They work directly with vulnerable people who need immediate support, including at-risk youth, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees and people suffering from addiction and mental health issues.

Community services workers connect people with resources, provide counselling, and arrange treatment programs depending on each person’s needs.

It can be an incredibly rewarding career path for anyone looking to work with others and help address social issues.

Without the support of community services workers, many at-risk people would have nowhere to turn for help. CSWs make a real difference in the community.

Interested in this career?

In this post, we’ll show you six examples of community services worker jobs along with descriptions of each position.

These are the jobs our own CSW graduates are often hired to fill.

Learn exactly what makes this a rewarding career and the training you’ll need to get there.

Community Services Worker Training: Is This Program Right For You?

Dec 16, 2020 1:35:35 PM

Are you looking for a career where you can help underprivileged and at-risk people, and make a real different in your local community?

Welcome to the world of social work. Social work is all about human rights, social justice, and helping those in need find independence and self-empowerment.

It's about creating a more fair and inclusive society, where all people are treated with respect and have opportunities to thrive.

If you don't want to attend university and earn a social work degree, there are others ways to start a career in this field.

Community services workers (CSWs) are a great example. You can become a CSW with a college diploma that takes just 12 months to complete.

Is this career path right for you? In this post, we'll walk you through some key points to consider. Find out if Community Services Worker training is right for you and how to get started.

Meet Bryan Coker: Your Guide to Herzing's Community Services Worker Program

Jun 19, 2020 11:40:16 AM

Bryan Coker. Community Services Worker instructor, at his home office in Ottawa

Do you know someone who's taken the Community Services Worker program at Herzing? Just mention the name Bryan Coker. You'll see their eyes light up right away. 

Bryan's been teaching the CSW program for 9 years and is absolutely beloved among students and graduates.

Would You Make a Good Community Services Worker? Here's How to Find Out

Mar 1, 2019 3:01:57 PM

The latest career report from the Government of Canada Job Bank tells us demand is steady for Community Services Workers (CSWs) in Toronto. And it's expected to remain stable over the next 10 years.

We'll have a balance of job-seekers and employers, and fair amount of growth in terms of community services and programs on offer.

What does all this mean? Well, it's positive news for anyone who feels called to a career in social services. It means there are opportunities to truly make a difference in your local community, delivering specialized support to the people who need it most.

Which Life-Skills Will You Teach as a Community Services Worker?

Dec 11, 2018 3:11:46 PM

What exactly qualifies as "life skills"? For many of us, these are abilities we start learning as children, and build on as we enter adulthood and become increasingly independent.

What is Intellectual Disability? 5 Facts for Students in Community Services Worker Training

Apr 30, 2018 1:34:49 PM

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) estimates there are approximately 686, 000 Canadians living with intellectual disabilities.

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