Addictions & Community Services Worker

Become an Addictions & Community Services Worker

Program Length:

48 weeks


  • ON Diploma

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    Start Dates

    July 29, 2024
    September 16, 2024
    November 4, 2024


    July 11, 2025
    August 29, 2025
    October 17, 2025
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    Become an Addictions & Community Services Worker

    Unlock a rewarding career as an Addictions Services Worker with our comprehensive Addictions & Community Service Worker diploma program. If you’re a caring and compassionate individual driven to make a positive impact, this program is tailored for you. Community Service Workers play a pivotal role in administering social assistance programs, offering community services, and assisting clients in navigating personal and social challenges.

    Our graduates find fulfilling roles in diverse settings, including social service and government agencies, mental health facilities, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities, and more.

    Why choose our program

    Industry Certification:
    Acquire valuable certifications to boost your credentials, including LivingWorks Start Certification, CPR/First Aid, and CPI Verbal Intervention. These certifications enhance your skill set and make you stand out in the field.

    CACCF Approval:
    The Addictions & Community Service Worker diploma program holds approval from the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF). This accreditation ensures the program meets the highest standards in addiction counselling education.

    Government Recognition:
    Our Ottawa campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This recognition underscores our commitment to providing quality education and aligning with regulatory standards.

    Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Enrol in our Addictions & Community Service Worker program today and become a certified Addictions Services Counsellor. Take the first step towards a fulfilling career by joining a program that cares about your success and the well-being of those you’ll serve.

    Want to see if Online Learning is right for you?

    Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST to discover the possibilities of our flexible online schedule at Willis College. Our interactive sessions are designed to address any questions you may have, helping you determine if online learning aligns with your goals and preferences. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the benefits of our online programs.
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    Job Market

    Addictions and Community Services Workers Counsellors 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.
    • Approval from the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).
    • 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!

    Is financing the only thing stopping you from attending school? We can help.

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    Apr 9, 2024

    Thinking About Earning Your Diploma Online?

    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