St. Lawrence College

Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Brockville campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Description:This two-year (four semester) program prepares students with specialized training in addictions and mental health for employment in the healthcare and social services field. The Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker is equipped to engage and support individuals with addictions and/or mental health concerns. Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and abilities required by frontline professionals to deliver responsive and effective practice. Graduates will gain an understanding of the complex needs of diverse client populations; establish and extend their skillset; nurture and expand their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; recognize, understand, and apply a holistic model of client-centered care; and, ultimately demonstrate learned theoretical concepts with our community stakeholders during their field placement. The in-classroom hands-on approach to learning is key to student success and invaluable when translating theory-to-practice in the field.

Graduates of the Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker program may pursue a career in the areas of addiction support; case management; community mental health; crisis support; homeless prevention; Indigenous outreach work; rehabilitation support; residential and housing support; shelter support services; youth and family support; and veteran’s services, to name a number of areas in this comprehensive field. Graduates will find opportunities in a variety of organizations including community mental health and addictions services; correctional facilities; services for Indigenous people; residential treatment centres; shelter systems; youth and family services, or rehabilitation homes.
URL:Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,600

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level. For OSSD equivalency options, see our Admission Requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * 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 November 24, 2020