Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization (Thunder Bay)
(1223) 2 Years - 5 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
Clinical and Field Placements
Apply What You Learn
In the second year of this program, you will be able to gain valuable work experience and apply the things you learn in class by visiting and working in agencies, treatment centres, youth facilities, women`s drop-in centres, and other places where you can apply the skills you learn while studying with us. You will participate in a total of 550 hours of field placement in social service work settings during your second year.
You will need to complete and bring in certain forms at least one week before being scheduled to start your field work. Information regarding the requirements you will need will be sent to you once you are accepted into the program.
Mandatory Field Placement Requirements
You will need to do a police records search as soon as possible as you will be working with vulnerable persons during your placements. There is a cost to having this done and this can take a few weeks to months to complete. If you have criminal records please contact 705.759.2554 ext. 2560 for further discussion to determine whether a criminal record will affect the fieldwork requirement. Current Tetanus-diphtheria First Aid Certificate and CPR Level C WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Recommended: Hep-B Vaccination is encouraged Current Influenza immunization encouraged
There is a cost to taking some of these tests, and you will have to pay for these. Finally, you will need to have a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher in order to be considered for placement.
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