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 field 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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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$704.63 $635.86

Optional Ancillary Fees

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$77.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,240.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,274.43

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$7,490.57 $7,550.57

Optional Ancillary Fees

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$77.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,122.00 $7,970.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,092.00

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
  • Waitlist for SNP campus is integrated with the Fennell campus waitlist

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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.

Note: HIST 10015 History & Ethics of Social Work will be delivered as follows:
Lecture 2 hours: First 7 weeks of program
Lab 2 hours: Second 7 weeks of program

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

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
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

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
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 2020
Waitlist
Sep 2020
Open
Jan 2021
Open

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