Social Service Worker - 215

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Support individuals, groups, families and communities to become stronger, healthier and happier.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Complete 600 hours of supervised clinical placement.
  • Advocate for and get involved in social justice opportunities and become an anti-oppressive practitioner
  • Meet like-minded people and network with current professionals.

What you'll learn

  • Current theories, models and interventions used in social service agencies to build healthy, positive relationships and connections within communities.
  • Value of self-reflection and how to engage in critical self-awareness to increase your ability to help others and respect the uniqueness and dignity of all people.
  • Develop core values of helping others such as the right to choose, the right to equality, justice and access to services.
  • Acquire helping skills such as interviewing, assessing the needs of others, working effectively with groups and assisting communities to change.
  • Understand how to document and work within legal, ethical and professional frameworks.

Program Length

2 academic years (period of 8 months)

Fast Track allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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  • Get help completing your application
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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $77.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,298.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,456.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $77.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,869.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,587.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (70% guideline)
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
  • Significant volunteer experience is recommended
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment

Option are available for mature applicants.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Use a variety of theoretical models and research to develop practical, field- relevant skills.
  • Through lectures, small group work, online learning, field-based learning, applied learning labs and guest lecturers.
  • Faculty are experienced in the field and will challenge you to grow and develop into an effective professional.

Field placements

  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter placement
  • Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies

Become an Agency

If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Social Services & Justice Studies programs, please visit the Community Services Field Placements page.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Social Service Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Community Worker

Where you could work includes:

  • Community Agencies
  • Ontario Works and Ontario Government
  • Recovery Homes, Residential, and Community Mental Health Services
  • Addiction Services
  • Youth, Seniors and Women's Shelters

Opportunities for grads

  • Become a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Contact Christine Sager for the program coordinator or Kelly McCormick for the field placement coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2019
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Sep 2019
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Jan 2020
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International Students


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Recently I’ve obtained a position with the John Howard Society of Hamilton as an Adult Justice Worker. Through my education at Mohawk I was able to align my previous knowledge of holistic healing through Indigenous teachings with main stream social service work and healing. All my professors were amazing and supportive in providing me with the skills to help me in my career.
- Crystal Bomberry, 2017