Community Service and Addictions Worker Diploma
A Community Service and Addictions Worker administers and implements various social assistance programs and community services, with duties including assessing clients’ physical, medical, emotional, and behavioural support needs; preparing reports, investigating eligibility for social benefits, and referring clients to other social services, if necessary; assisting alcohol and drug abuse clients towards a clean and sober life; and assessment and treatment planning.
The Community Service and Addictions Worker program at Academy of Learning Career College includes courses that focus on addiction and community support services, including crisis intervention, social change, and sexual disorders. Additional courses supplement the program focusing on training students on a full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, business communication and report writing, and personal and professional development.
Social and community service addictions workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions. They assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. The growing need for assisting vulnerable members of society will maintain demand for these workers. Careers are available in many settings, including:
- mental health agencies
- non-profit organizations
- rehabilitation centres
- substance abuse centres
- correctional facilities