Social Service Worker Placement

The Social Service Worker Program at Mohawk College provides support both to our students and agencies to ensure that students have the best learning opportunity and that agencies will also benefit from the experience. We challenge our students to use their field placement experience to stretch themselves and to learn as much as possible about themselves, their agency and those they serve.

Current Placement Offerings

ProgramPlacement OfferingDatesHours
Fast Track
Full Time Program
Field Placement 1May to August = 200 hoursThursday & Friday
Intensive ProgramField Placement
Placement 1: June to August = 260 hours

Placement 2: October to December = 265 hours
1/2Mondays*,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Full Time Program
Field Placement
September to April = 400 hoursMonday and Tuesday
Full Time Program
Field Placement 1January to April = 200 hoursThursday and Friday
Continuing EducationAll OfferingsMay to AugustSchedule to be negotiated with the agency

Intensive students are in the field 4.5 days a week. Monday mornings they will have seminar.


Please complete the appropriate evaluation form.

  • Year One Evaluation WORK 10121
  • Year Two Evaluation WORK 10123
  • Year Two Evaluation WORK 10125
  • Intensive Social Service Worker stream:
    • >Semester 1 WORK 10593
    • Semester 2 WORK 10595

Tools and Resources

Placement Prerequisites

In order for Mohawk College to proceed placing students in field placements, students must have been successful in passing all of the prerequisites required to enter their placements. In addition to this, students must demonstrate good physical, mental health and wellness in order to participate in the field component of the program, including compliance with Mohawk College's Student Behaviour Policy.

Subject to accommodations as required by law, any student who has an active drug addiction and/or discloses personal information about behaviours which pose a risk to the safety or well-being of the student or others will not be offered a field/clinical placement. Students must be free from substance abuse for a period of two years or until they can produce documentation that their health and wellness has improved for a period reasonable in the circumstances.

The final decision to proceed in placing a student in field placements rests with the academic Associate Dean.

Academic prerequisites for field placement include Interviewing Skills (COMM SO226) and Field Placement Prep and Community Awareness (HMNS 10101).

Non-academic prerequisites includes completion of all "Required" categories as noted by HS Trax (such as WHMIS, AODA, specific Police Checks, etc.)

Contact Information

Office: 905-575-1212, ext. 2149
Fax: 905-575-2094


Field Placement Coordinator
Ian DeGeer
    ian.degeer [at] (ian[dot]degeer[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
    905-575-1212 ext. 

Vicky Webb

Field Placement Specialist
Vicky Webb
vicky.webb [at] (vicky[dot]webb[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
905-575-1212 ext. 3363



     Field Placement Specialist
     Lucas Reniers
     lucas.reniers [at] (lucas[dot]reniers[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
     905-575-1212 ext. 3717