Selkirk College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Health and Human Services
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:Your sense of caring may have come naturally or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service. If you have a desire to support people in times of need and crisis, a career in social services may be for you. Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.

The Social Service Worker program at Selkirk College is a challenging, exciting program that introduces students to the helping professions. Social Work values form the foundation of this beneficial and rewarding program. Graduates of the Social Service Worker program are prepared to practice in a number of Community Service agencies, institutions and schools. Students gain a firm and appropriate base for continuing their professional education in either Child and Youth Care or Social Work.
URL:Social Service Worker at Selkirk College
Length:9 Month(s)
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for Admission to Selkirk College, an applicant must meet the following Social Service Worker program requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent (consideration will be given to mature students). English 12 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. (or a minimum Language Proficiency Score (LPI) of level 4).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
A completed application form; résumé; two completed personal reference forms; official copies of all relevant transcripts; completed criminal record check; a work reference based on 60 hours of paid or volunteer social services related work experience; and driver's license and transportation.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 16, 2019