Sault College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Sault College
Faculty:Community Services
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:We know you’ll make a difference as a Social Service Worker! Yeah, we’re that confident. The Social Service Worker program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to support and empower individuals, families, groups and communities! Become a part of a profession that creates social justice and change!

Learn how to incite real change with diverse individuals and families by building collaborative, culturally safe and strengths-based relationships! Gain an understanding of social problems such as family violence, addictions, mental health and poverty! You will learn tools to create compassionate solutions from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice approach.

This two-year program is about jump-starting your career as a Social Service Worker with the skills and knowledge to make an impact. Gain real-world experience with 500 hours of field placements and volunteering, allowing you to apply classroom learning in a community-based environment.

As a graduate of the Sault College Social Service Worker program, you`ll meet the requirements for registration to become a regulated professional Social Service Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
URL:Social Service Worker at Sault College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersSocial and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status. You are encouraged to look at the High School Program Pathway Chart available online in the Program Overview for recommended courses that will help you be more prepared for the SSW program.

* 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 June 29, 2022