|Description:||The Social Service Worker – Gerontology program integrates the knowledge base, professional values, and skill–sets of social service work with a specific concentration on the needs, challenges, and concerns of Canada’s aging population. The program focuses on a holistic and strength–based approach to help aging clients maintain a good quality of life. As a student, you will have the opportunity to develop skills such as program planning, individual and group modes of facilitation, interventions with clients, their families and significant others, case management, interpersonal communication, and skills related to working with bereavement and grief. You will also benefit from a very substantial fieldwork placement component which starts in the second semester and runs through the third and fourth semesters.
Your studies in the Social Service Worker – Gerontology program include opportunities to engage in personal change and growth, to work cohesively as a member of a team, to integrate and apply professional ethics, to meet deadlines, manage personal issues that might arise, and successfully achieve the learning outcomes of the various subjects. The College offers a variety of supports to assist you in this self–directed learning environment where you are ultimately responsible for your personal success.