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 Social Service Worker
SchoolSelkirk College
LocationCastlegar, BC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 2,800
Length9 Month(s)
Entry Grade (%)*60% to 70%
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesIn 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).
DescriptionYour 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.
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