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How to Become a Youth Worker in Winnipeg: 5 First Steps

Sep 10, 2021 12:08:33 PM

Do you feel driven to help at-risk children and teens get the support they need to improve their lives? If you become a youth worker, you can make a career out of doing exactly that.

Youth workers specialize in helping kids navigate tough situations. They connect vulnerable young people with community programs and resources designed to lift them out of dangerous conditions and get on a better path.

Ultimately, this job is about ensuring the safety and well-being of kids who find themselves in challenging circumstances.

Looking to become a youth worker in Winnipeg? Not sure how to begin?

Have a look at 5 steps that can help you launch a career in this branch of social services.

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Community Support Worker (CSW)

Jul 19, 2021 10:42:45 AM

Many people are drawn to a career as a community support worker (CSW) out of a desire to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals.

CSWs give at-risk people the tools and resources they need to overcome their challenges and rebuild their lives.

This role is about offering compassionate, practical support to those in need. And it can be very rewarding.

But of course, there are advantages and drawbacks to every job. You should have a full picture of what to expect before you commit to a career path.

Read on to discover the major pros and cons of becoming a CSW, and see if this role truly is your calling.

What Skills Do You Learn in a CSW Diploma? Top 6 Takeaways

Jun 2, 2021 12:52:28 PM

Image: Students in the CSW diploma program at Herzing College

A Community Support Worker (CSW) diploma is a quick, efficient way to start a career in social services.  

If you want to do front-line work in your community, but don’t want to earn a university degree in social work, a CSW diploma is a good alternative.

It takes just 11 months to complete the program. 

We have been delivering CSW training (both on campus and online) for several years.

Students always say their favourite part of the program is the hands-on training in counselling. Plus the real experience they get on internship at a local community organization. 

Most students are excited to get out there and start working with people in need. They’re not interested in spending years studying social work history and theory.  

So, exactly what topics and skills are covered in a CSW diploma? How does it prepare you for the challenges of supporting at-risk people?

Read on for a good preview of what you’ll be learning in class.

How to Become an Addiction Counsellor: Training and Careers

Mar 29, 2021 2:48:06 PM

Looking to become an addiction counsellor? Improving the lives of people battling problems with drugs or alcohol can be immensely rewarding.

And the need for these professionals is higher than ever. CTV News reported that the number of opioid overdoses in Winnipeg was twice as high in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

Plus, the Manitoba government estimates there will be 300 new job openings for family, marriage, and other related counsellors throughout the province over the next few years.

But what does it take to become an addiction counsellor? How can you get started in this field?

The answers are in this post.

We provide a clear breakdown of the training and skills every addiction counsellor needs. 

Here's what you need to know.

How to Choose a Good Community Support Worker Course: Tips & Advice

Feb 15, 2021 11:21:27 AM

Image: Volunteering and hands-on training are core components of a quality CSW course

Planning to become a community support worker (CSW)? You're on track to a rewarding career with many different job options.

Community services is a challenging, diverse, and quickly growing field. CSWs work in front-line roles, supporting vulnerable populations and helping people lead healthier more independent lives.

So how do  you get started?

Your first step is find a quality community support worker course. There are quite a few colleges across Manitoba that offer this program. How do you know which one to choose?

While you should certainly take the time to do your own research, there are a few key factors that every good community support worker course should offer.

In this post, we outline all the features you should look for when researching CSW training options.

After reading, you will be much better prepared to find a great program to launch your career.

Community Support Worker versus Health Care Aide: 3 Key Differences

Dec 17, 2020 12:11:43 PM

You’ve landed on this page because you’re interested in a career in healthcare. You’re drawn to roles where you can really help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

But you don’t want to spend years at university earning a degree. 

Community Support Worker (CSW) and Health Care Aide (HCA) are two excellent alternatives. Both are front-line roles with big positive impact. Both are in demand in Manitoba. And you can train for either career in less than 12 months. 

Which path should you choose? Which role suits you best? 

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main differences between Community Support Workers and Health Care Aides.  

You will learn how training, job responsibilities, skills, and career options vary between these two roles. By the end, you’ll know which path is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

What’s it Like to Take Community Support Worker Training at Herzing?

Nov 27, 2019 10:01:54 AM

Community Support Worker students in class at the Herzing College Winnipeg campus 

Thinking about a career in social services, but don’t want to invest four years in a university degree? You’re probably leaning toward Community Support Worker training. 

There are quite a few colleges offering this program (or something similar) across Canada. Most students do their research, compare all the programs, read all the reviews, and try to figure out which school is right for them. 

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