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Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program

Program Overview

Begin on a rewarding career path dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others by enrolling in our Developmental Service Worker program. At Evergreen College West Campus, our comprehensive program, including the developmental service worker diploma, focuses on preparing students to provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities. Rooted in psychology, sociology, and other relevant disciplines, this program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to empower and enhance the lives of those with developmental challenges.

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Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Developmental Service Worker program, graduates find fulfilling employment opportunities in various settings dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. These settings include group homes, community agencies, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities. Additionally, our graduates may secure positions in rehabilitation centers, day programs, and other specialized environments catering to the unique needs of individuals with developmental challenges.

Course Timeline

55 weeksTotal hours: 1040
Theory: 560 hrsPlacement: 480 hrs

Admission Requirements

To enroll in the Developmental Service Worker Diploma Program at Evergreen College West Campus, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years old and successfully pass an entry test.
  • English proficiency requirement for international students.

Placement Requirements

Prepare for hands-on experience as a developmental service worker with these tailored tips for our international students:

  • Visa Compliance: Ensure your eligibility for internships aligns with visa regulations. Our team will guide you through the process for a seamless experience.
  • Sensitivity to Diversity: Enhance your understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultural nuances to better support individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Professional Attire Guidance: Learn about appropriate professional attire within the Canadian workplace to make a positive impression during your placement.
  • Effective Communication: Refine your communication skills, a crucial aspect of providing effective support to individuals with developmental challenges.
  • Networking Opportunities: Leverage your placement for networking. Connect with professionals in your field, attend industry events, and maximize opportunities.

Your internship as a developmental service worker is a transformative experience, offering growth, learning, and the foundation for a successful career. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

Graduation Requirements

Ready to achieve your developmental service worker diploma? Follow this guide, tailored for our international students:

  • Academic Excellence: Maintain a minimum 65% in assignments and exams for a smooth journey to graduation.
  • Internship Evaluation: Excel in real-world scenarios to receive a satisfactory internship rating.
  • Language Proficiency: Demonstrate English proficiency through tests or specified language courses.
  • Cultural Adaptation: Embrace Canadian culture by thriving in a multicultural environment during your studies.
  • Community Engagement: Actively participate in the Canadian experience by attending events and engaging with the community.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build connections by attending events and connecting with industry professionals.
  • Professional Development: Attend workshops and seminars to enhance your skills and boost your career prospects.

As you approach graduation, success is not just about completing courses; it’s about becoming a well-rounded, globally aware professional ready to make a difference in the field of developmental services.

What You Will Learn

Our developmental service worker program is designed to create an engaging learning experience. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • Foundational Theories in Developmental Psychology
  • Hands-On Practical Applications in Supportive Interventions
  • Interactive Learning for Effective Communication
  • Problem-Solving Skills in Diverse Scenarios
  • Industry-Relevant Insights into Developmental Disabilities
  • Team Collaboration for Holistic Care
  • Communication Mastery in the Developmental Services Context
  • Critical Thinking for Informed Decision-Making

Get ready for an exciting learning journey where each lesson propels you toward becoming a proficient and compassionate developmental service worker!

Job finding workshops

Participate in our specialized job-finding workshops program tailored for developmental service workers. These workshops provide essential tools and resources for a successful career initiation. Discover how Evergreen College West Campus empowers graduates, including those aspiring to pursue a developmental service worker diploma, with skills that extend beyond academia, facilitating a seamless entry into the professional realm.