Developmental Services Worker
Centennial College’s Developmental Services Worker program is highly regarded by established professionals, graduates, families, service agencies and people who have intellectual disabilities.
|Full-time Duration:||2 years|
The two-year college diploma program falls under the School of Community and Health Studies and offers a strong foundation in the field of intellectual disabilities. As such, Developmental Services Worker courses ensure you are equipped with the critical skills and knowledge to start your career directly upon graduation.
This health program’s curriculum reflects best practices, current and relevant knowledge and addresses up-to-date issues. It emphasizes a deep understanding of:
- The life experiences of people who have intellectual disabilities
- The nature of intellectual disabilities
- Values clarification
- Critical and reflective thinking
- Affecting positive change
- Communication and teamwork
- Personal support requirements and techniques
- Team skills
- Time management
- Accessing resources
Helping people to fill valued social roles as a part of society, teaching and the provision of personal support are among some of the skills you develop. These skills are applied through in-class hands-on practice as well as field placement opportunities.
Once you complete the Developmental Services Worker program at Centennial College, you will support individuals of all ages who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Support can be provided to individuals in their homes, at work, in schools and to their families. Your goal as a Developmental Services Worker will be to enhance the capacity of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to function in all aspects of community living and to support their full inclusion in all aspects of society.
“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”
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- Educational assistant
- Support worker
- Residential support worker
- Family support worker
- Employment supporter
- Job coach
- Community disability worker
- Integration facilitator