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Certificate - Disability Support Worker

About the program

  • 16,236 CAD

    Tuition
  • 9 months

    Years of study
  • 9 months

    PGWP Duration
  • 60 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Practicum

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-May-2022 01-May-2022

Certificate - Disability Support Worker

Do you like working with people? Do you believe everyone has the right to live life to the fullest? Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Disability Support Worker program offers the training you need to be a community service worker, supportive living worker, educational assistant or life enrichment worker.

Disability support workers are entrusted with the basic personal care of participants of all ages in residential and vocational settings. You’ll need strong communication skills, a common-sense approach to problem solving, an intuitive understanding of human behaviour and a steady personality.

Disability Support Worker is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . It is also offered through distance and/or continuing education. Learn from experienced instructors how to provide compassionate,

respectful care for individuals with challenging needs and disabling conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and practical skills in:

  • basic care skills
  • behavioural support and crisis prevention
  • disability support services
  • exceptionalities and human growth & development
  • interpersonal, professional and employability skills
  • person-centred planning
  • quality of life enhancements

 

As a disability support worker, you’ll be working with people of all ages and varying levels of ability. The program not only provides the practical skills you’ll need, it also provides a broad knowledge base. 

You’ll have the tools you need to enhance individual lives, while also build a rewarding career for yourself.

 

Practical experience is an essential part of your program. You’ll get direct experience helping individuals in two practicums with residential, vocational centre-based or community-based agencies. In caring, secure and stimulating environments, 

you’ll develop your skills in providing basic care, planning programs and implementing activities.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$27,984

Total costs

yearly

$7,092

Cost of living

1 person

$4,656

Accommodation

1 bed room

$16,236

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement

Required documents

  • Official high school transcripts/ degrees
  • Minimum 60% or equivalent GPA required
  • Translations of documents
  • Financial Statement form
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS or other accepted ELP test scores
  • Copy of passport and visas

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
5
listening
5
writing
5
speaking
5
reading

TOEFL

81
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

 Duolingo English Test : 105 

With one application you can apply and be accepted into both EAP and a post-secondary program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
 
 


Career Opportunities

  • Support Coordinators
  • Case managers
  • Enrolled Nurses & Registered Nurses.
  • Specialist support.

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