Addictions and Community Service Worker
Alberta / Ontario
On-site / Online / Combination
Morning Evening Weekend
The Addictions and Community Service Worker Diploma Program fosters the confidence graduates need to start a rewarding new career providing support to those struggling with challenging circumstances. Students are empowered with the skills needed to become front-line workers supporting individuals, families, and communities experiencing a variety of adversities. The program provides learning opportunities that will challenge students to reach their full potential and expand their perspectives. A mandatory practicum placement allows students to apply their education and skills in a real-world setting before transitioning to the workplace.
Work in the field of community support services is incredibly rewarding. Professionals often express a significant level of job/work satisfaction from the impact and overall difference their work can make in someone's life. Addictions and community support workers hold professional jobs in a wide range of settings including but not limited to, group homes, outreach services, residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, and many other not-for-profit and social service agencies.
The Addictions and Community Service Worker Diploma at ABM College provides students with the communication and technical skills needed to work in the community and assist those who suffer from personal, social, and/or substance issues. Students will learn how to assess clients’ emotional or health related needs, and to develop action plans to support those clients.
Students will explore topics such as the impacts of stigma, basic concepts of psychology, concurrent disorder and mental health concerns, abuse and violence, vulnerable populations, the effects of trauma throughout the lifespan, crisis interventions, and addiction treatment approaches. With knowledge of these core concepts of the helping profession, graduates of the program are prepared and ready to provide the crucial support their future clients deserve.
The fun online quiz will take you less than 5 minutes to complete and will help us understand your career goals and the kind of setting where you would be most comfortable working.Take the quiz
Being a student at ABM College was so challenging but also rewarding. This program not only educated me on how to help others but it taught me the confidence that I needed to be good in school. On top of that, I made good friends. Thank you for giving me this amazing boost in the right direction and for making me a better person.