SSW100 Social Service Work Fundamentals
This course will familiarize students with the various roles, functions, tasks, and responsibilities social service workers assume in a variety of settings, and introduce them to the key skills and practices of the profession.
SSW101 Psychology Fundamentals
The course introduces the basic concepts and core topics in the study of the origins and variations of human behaviour.
SSW102 Mental Health Fundamentals
Mental health concerns have a complex interplay. Students must develop awareness of various mental health problems. Furthermore, students should have an overall understanding of contemporary interventions and treatments if they are to intervene as mental health para-professionals.
SSW103 Addiction Fundamentals
This course will challenge popular perceptions of and urban mythology associated with drugs as well as problem behaviours such as gambling, hoarding, eating disorders and chemical addiction.
SSW104 Ethics Fundamentals
The goal of this course is to prepare students to become competent, grounded, and humane ethical care providers.
SSW105 Self-Care Planning
Students will learn to implement strategies that promote the art of self-care, reduce compassion fatigue and burnout through the establishment of a personal wellness and self-care programme.
SSW 106 Resources, Referrals, and Networking
Support workers are required to assess client needs and make appropriate referrals. Consequently, they should be familiar with the resources available in their communities. This course acquaints students with those resources and introduces concepts of professional networking.
SSW 107 Interviewing and Counselling Skills
In this course students will learn interviewing and counselling processes and techniques. The course contains daily role-playing and skills practice sessions.
SSW 108 Writing for the Social Services
This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to prepare industry-specific and regulation–compliant documentation and reports that meet the standards of client care.
SSW 109 Family Studies
This course provides students with an instruction to the complexities of family dynamics, particularly as they are impacted health concerns within the family.
SSW 110 Populations at High Risk
This course focusses on providing students with the core knowledge and understanding of different behavioural, biological, environmental, historical, medical, and social-cultural aspects of high-risk populations.
SSW 111 Professional Certificates
Students earn entry level professional certificates First Aid/CPR, Food Safe, Mental Health First Aid.
SSW 112 Suicide Prevention Techniques
Students earn their ASIST and Naloxone Administration certificates.
SSW113 Career Essentials
This course teaches students to identify employment opportunities create personal branding materials and effectively conduct a professional job interview.
Students earn 100 hours on-the-job training and experience.