Addictions & Community Services Worker

Become an Addictions & Community Services Worker

Program Length:

48 weeks


  • ON Diploma

    Program Hours:


    Online Learning:


    Start Dates

    November 13, 2023
    January 15, 2024
    March 4, 2024


    October 25, 2024
    December 13, 2024
    February 14, 2025
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    Become an Addictions & Community Services Worker

    Are you a caring, compassionate person who wants to help others? The Addictions & Community Service Worker diploma program may be the right fit for you! Community Service Workers administer and implement various social assistance programs and community services and assist clients in dealing with personal and social problems. Graduates work in social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centers, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

    Get industry certified

    You will obtain certifications in the following:

    • LivingWorks Start Certification
    • CPR/First Aid
    • CPI Verbal Intervention

    The Addictions & Community Service Worker diploma program is an approved program by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).

    Our Ottawa campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

    Job Market

    Addictions Community Services Workers work in personal support roles with youth and adults in various social settings. The addictions community services worker courses offered in this program make you job-ready the moment you graduate. Successful graduates of this program may pursue a variety of exciting positions, including:

    • Addictions Worker
    • Group Home Support Worker
    • Community Services Worker
    • Women’s Shelter Worker
    • Corrections Facility Professional
    • Youth Worker
    • Women’s Centre Coordinator

    Salary Information

    Average Wage ($/hr) – $20.51
    High Wage ($/hr) – $38.14
    National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 4212
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    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant in today’s job market.
    • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field.
    • Someone seeking fast, hands-on skills training in addictions community services worker courses.

    Why choose the Addictions & Community Services Worker program?

    • Start a career where you truly change lives and help your community!
    • Fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare.
    • Lifetime career support!

    Save time & money

    • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
    • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
    • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
    • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

    Exceptional flexibility

    • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
    • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
    • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
    • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

    Career-relevant education

    • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
    • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
    • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
    • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    Online schooling was helpful in working around my schedule. It allowed me to gain the education I needed from the comfort of my own home. Despite online classes, you receive a quick response when help is needed.
    Daphne Phillips
    Addictions & Community Services Worker