Ontario Colleges Program Code: 0162
Each year a number of seats will be available to people with a university degree in a related field or a community college graduate with a diploma from a human/community service program. Students must apply to www.ontariocolleges.ca and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher average. A transcript is required. The program is comprised of courses from the first and second year of the program. The duration is 2 semesters, from September to May.
Graduates of the Developmental Services Worker go on to find positions in a variety of settings providing services and supports for persons with disabilities. Examples in Thunder Bay and the region include Wesway, Options Northwest Personal Support Services, City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division Inclusion Services, Superior Greenstone Association for Community Living, Avenue II Community Program Services Thunder Bay, Brain Injury Services of Northwestern Ontario, Community Living Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and Lakehead Public Schools.
Roles include Student Support Professional, Employment Support Specialist, Residential/Community Support Worker, Advocate, Family Support Worker and others.
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