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How Community Services Workers Handle a Crisis: 7 Key Steps

Jan 13, 2022 1:36:21 PM

Working with at-risk populations is central to community service work.

CSWs are trained to support people dealing with serious life challenges, which may include addictions, mental health disorders, cases of domestic violence, and other, high-stress situations that sometimes lead to acute crises.

Starting a Community Services Worker Career in Ottawa: Your First 4 Steps

Mar 28, 2019 1:32:35 PM

Updated October 2022

A career in community services is one of the most effective ways to make a real difference in your local neighborhood.

If you're looking for meaningful work—a job where you will truly help people—this is the path for you. Community services workers (CSWs) play an important role in making our society safer, fairer, and more prosperous for everyone.

Working at a Halfway House After Community Services Worker Training

May 28, 2018 3:24:30 PM

Updated November 2022

What happens to someone who has served time in prison and gets released back into the community? How do they find a job and a place to live? Who can they turn to for support to get their life back on track and start building a better future for themselves?

In many cases, ex-offenders find that support at a halfway house. Like the name suggests, a halfway house is a bridge between prison and the outside world—a place that is "halfway" between incarceration and the free community.

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