Community workers work with clients to help them find the community services they need.
Community workers work with clients to help them find the community services they need. You may work for a government agency, group home, school board, prison or other organization. You may also be called a youth worker, addictions worker, family service worker, mental health worker or developmental service worker.
Another related job is "social service worker" but to use this title in Ontario, you must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. This profile does not have information about becoming a social service worker.
Generally, community workers:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a community worker, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with the public and other staff. You also need to take notes, write reports and give presentations. It can be helpful to know 2 or more languages.
In Canada, the population is aging – many people are above age 65. With more people needing health and social-services, the number of jobs in this area could increase. However, restraint in social services government budgets may limit the creation of additional community and social service positions.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is an example of a language training program:
Many college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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