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Community Support Worker

Earn your Community Support Worker Diploma

Maritime Business College’s Community Support Worker diploma program** prepares students to work in multiple capacities to administer, implement and deliver a variety of social assistance services to clients who are dealing with mental health, economic, disability, addictions, employment and personal and/or social challenges. This program combines theoretical foundations, current and emerging perspectives, and hands-on learning, including community outreach and volunteerism and On The Job Training, workshops, case studies and scenarios, to provide students with the knowledge, skills and perspectives required to work effectively in the helping profession.

It’s more than a career; it’s an emotional calling

There is a great deal of joy and satisfaction from seeing your clients develop and flourish. You help provide a richer quality of life for individuals d and their families. You are a champion of true change!

Key Courses Include:

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Group & Family Dynamics
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Concurrent Disorders & Addiction
  • Self Care & Life Skills
  • Brain Injury & Recovery
  • Physical & Intellectual Disabilities
  • Residential Care
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Power, Identity & Privilege
  • Meal Planning & Preparation 
  • Community Homes
  • Behaviour Support Strategies
  • Counselling Skills
  • Professional Ethics
  • Professional Development
  • Business Technologies
  • Employability Skills Workshops & Certifications
  • On The Job Training 

Graduates are prepared for employment as community service workers in government, community-based agencies, health care or educational facilities providing services to individuals with mental, emotional, learning and/or physical disabilities. This is not a job for paper pushers…it is a fulfilling, hands-on career with a great deal of personal interaction. Trained community support workers are highly committed to their career choice, which in turn reduces turnover and burnout in the industry. Both employers and clients can trust employees with comprehensive training 

The MBC Advantage

 In a rapidly changing world, you need to stay competitive. You want a job with financial security, but you won’t get that job without new skills and training. Maritime Business College has been a pioneer in career training since 1899. We develop programs that teach relevant and appropriate skills, and we update these programs every five years to meet the changing needs of the industry. Our graduates enter the workforce trained with the important skills that they need to excel.


MBC graduates are also prepped for the job market. In addition to the core skills that are relevant to their program, students are taught the essential skills of how to market themselves, and how to succeed in the workplace. 

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