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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.

7 Good Reasons To Choose The Online Community Support Worker Program

Dec 23, 2019 2:04:46 PM

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a huge spike in the number of online students. Across almost all of our diploma programs, more and more students are choosing to study online. 

Demand has been so high for online training, this year we decided to launch our very first online community support worker program. 

It’s part of the Herzing Flex-Ed system—flexible study options specifically designed to work around your busy schedule. 

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. 

Explore our Community Services Worker Program with Instructor, Cindy Palmer

Jun 20, 2019 4:27:33 PM

Community Services Worker instructor, Cindy Palmer (centre, red dress) with her students at the Herzing College Toronto campus

There's steady demand for community services workers in the GTA right now. In fact, employment in this field has seen strong growth over the past decade, all across Ontario.

Community services workers (CSWs) support at-risk, vulnerable populations in many different kinds of settings. They work in the health care and social assistance sectors—at group homes, shelters, schools, and with community organizations.

Considering this career path? Have questions about training and job options?

Cindy Palmer is the perfect person to talk to. She teaches the Community Services Worker program at Herzing College, and has extensive experience in the social work field.

Top 10 Skills for Community Support Workers: Is This Career for You?

Jul 11, 2018 10:47:13 AM

Updated March 2021

Wondering if a career in social services is right for you? One of the best ways to figure that out is by looking at the skills you'll need to succeed on the job.

If those qualities match up with your profile and interests, chances are you're a good fit for the role.  And if they don't? You're probably better off in another career.

In this post, we're looking at what it takes to be an effective community support worker (CSW). We break down the top 10 characteristics, interests, and skills needed to really thrive in this job.

By the end, you'll know if a CSW career makes sense for you, and exactly how to get started.

5 Myths About Working in Community Services: What CSW Students Should Know

Mar 26, 2018 1:46:04 PM

What does it mean to work as a community support worker? Is this the right career path for you?

There are so many myths surrounding the field of social services, it can be difficult for people to separate fact from fiction, and make an informed decision about CSW training.

Let's start by debunking 5 of the most common myths about working in community services.

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