Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization (Thunder Bay)
(1223) 2 Years - 5 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
As a graduate of the Social Service Worker-Indigenous Specialization program you will be eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) http://www.ocswssw.org/en/default.htm , subject to applicable fees and membership requirements. The OCSWSSW is a professional regulatory body which recognizes and regulates the social work and social service work profession, creating standards of practice and a professional designation for anyone with the designation of social worker or social service worker.
Upon graduation, you will bring a unique voice to your career that reflects a distinct set of knowledge and skills, demonstrating competence in the social services workers skill areas with a specialized focus on issues affecting Aboriginal people. You may find jobs in private, governmental and First Nation programs in areas such as mental health, education, youth detention, addictions, outreach, family services and social welfare with individuals, families and communities.
Past graduates of the program have gone on to university in areas of social work, sociology, community development, teaching as well as specialized in addictions or Anishinaabemowin & Indigenous Studies. Each university may differ on which credits transfer and are eligible for advanced credit. You are encouraged to research your university of choice to determine if current articulation agreements are in place or how that university recognizes college credits.
As a graduate, you will also have the option of earning a three year Child & Youth Care Diploma in only two academic years. This dual diploma option is available according to a predetermined educational map that provides you with one full year of advanced standing in the CYC program at Sault College.
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