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 School Community Support Worker
SchoolUniversity of the Fraser Valley
LocationAbbotsford, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,000
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesDemonstrated ability to work with people with diverse abilities is required. Evidence of this may include volunteer and/or paid work in classroom settings with children or in the community with children or adults. This is demonstrated through submission of the Additional Application Information Form (see below).
International: $15,120

Estimated cost for one year of study (Sept to April)
DescriptionThis program prepares people to work in a variety of roles with children and adults with mental and/or physical disabilities. Graduates are prepared for employment in community support roles, such as group homes for people with mental and/or physical disabilities, and in various special education settings. Special education assistants work under the supervision of classroom teachers and perform such duties as coaching in basic subjects, preparing specialized teaching materials, and meeting students’ special physical needs, as well as maintaining progress records. The program includes both theoretical studies and practical applications and focuses on basic information and skills needed by front-line workers in the social services and educational systems, including professional roles and standards, values and ethics, history of service delivery, philosophies, training technologies, communication, and creation of community support.
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