Social Service Worker
(1203) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
Clinical and Field Placements
There is a field placement component to the program during the second year of the program which involves 14 hours per week in the third, fall semester and 21 hours per week in the fourth, winter semester.
All applicants will be required to submit documentation of completion of the placement eligibility procedures prior to entering field placement. If the appropriate documentation is not received by the SSW program deadline in the second semester, you may not be registered in the fieldwork component. To be eligible for fieldwork and in accordance with SSW community partners that facilitate the learning opportunities, all students must complete the following (all costs associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student):
(I) A current Police Records Search. This is required by students as they will be enrolled in a program during which they may have unsupervised access to vulnerable persons. For detailed information regarding the specifics and process, please refer to the link titled Criminal Records Check/Placement requirements.
(II) Immunization & Health Record Form: This form includes the following immunization requirements:
a)Two-step TB test Immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. b) Current tetanus-diphtheria.
We strongly recommend that students, for their own personal safety, have the Hepatitis B vaccine prior to entering into the program. Students are also encouraged to have a current influenza immunization as this may be a requirement of some fieldwork settings.
(III) Current Certification in CPR (Level C) and First Aid
(IV) Completion of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)(IV) The student must also sign a SSW Program Statement of Confidentiality Form prior to field placement.
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