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My Review of Community Support Worker Training at Herzing College

Mar 30, 2021 2:15:30 PM

Photo: Chika Modozie (far left) standing with local community members (Source: cbc.ca)

Chika Modozie started out with a degree in Business Administration, but she always knew business wasn’t her true calling. She wanted a career where she could help people in need.

After immigrating to Canada almost 10 years ago, Chika found herself looking at new training options. She landed in Herzing’s Community Support Worker (CSW) program, which completely changed the course of her life.

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. 

Community Support Worker Training: 5 Facts on Family Violence

Dec 6, 2018 10:30:40 AM

Helping survivors of family violence is a life mission and true calling for many community support workers (CSWs). The programs and services they deliver at emergency shelters and youth organizations give hope to thousands of people across Canada.

Becoming a Child/Youth Worker After CSW Training

Nov 30, 2018 4:10:57 PM

Updated December, 2020.

Working with disadvantaged and endangered children is truly a special calling. At-risk youth are one of the most vulnerable populations in our society.

Children facing trauma and crisis require skilled advocates—professionals who are trained to offer protection, support, and services that are specially designed to protect their safety, and create long-term solutions for health and wellbeing.

Interested in becoming a child and youth worker? Are you considering Community Services Worker (CSW) training to specialize in this branch of social services?

Working in Addiction Counselling After Community Support Worker College

Sep 5, 2018 2:13:50 PM

Addiction causes a cascade of destructive consequences—from personal physical harm and illness, to high health care costs, to family devastation, to community crime and violence, to death.

Take alcohol addiction, for example. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction reported 77,000 hospitalizations entirely caused by alcohol in 2015-2016. That's more than the 75,000 hospitalizations we had for heart attacks in the same year.

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.

Causes & Signs of Geriatric Depression: A CSW Training Guide

Jul 3, 2017 8:10:15 AM

Between 10% and 15% of Canadian seniors suffer from depression. And that number is expected to grow as our population of older people expands.

Community Support Worker, Afsana Nodrat, Beat Incredible Odds to Earn Her Diploma

Nov 10, 2016 8:35:33 AM

  Afsana Nodrat, Community Support Worker graduate, Herzing College Winnipeg

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