Online Addictions & Community Services Worker Online Campus |

Online Addictions & Community Services Worker Online Campus |

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Become An Addictions & Community Services Worker

Are you a caring, compassionate person who wants to help others? Community Service Workers administer and implement a variety of 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 centres, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

If so, then our 48-week Online Addictions and Community Services Worker diploma program might be right for you. Not only do we teach community services worker skills, but we have also added addictions training, to better prepare you in your new career.

Get industry certified

Employers demand three important certifications and Willis College provides them as part of your program. You will obtain certifications in:

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • First Aid/CPR with Red Cross

Is the Addictions Community Services Worker program right for you?

The Addictions Community Services Worker online program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who is caring works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
  • 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 who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare
  • Someone seeking fast, hands-on skills training in addictions community services worker courses

Total program length is 48 weeks

Get your questions answered

The best way to get all of your questions answered is to request a personal information session with one of our Student Admissions Advisors. Click below to get started

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Job Market

Addictions Community Services Workers work in personal support roles with youth and adults in a variety of 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 interesting 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) – $21.54
High Wage ($/hr) – $33.00
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 4212
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Why Choose Online Learning

Welcome To Willis College Online. A Different Way To Learn.

Online learning is broken. The traditional online learning model of sending a student their learning materials and expecting them to complete things alone each week doesn’t work. Students feel alone, not sure if they are doing things right, constantly feel the pressure of feeling behind in their work, and the goal of graduating and finding a career seems far off in the distance. To fix this problem, we have taken an entirely different approach to how online learning is done. Willis College Online is bringing the benefits of learning on-campus right into your home.

What makes Willis College Online different?

  • Learn 100% online: Each online program is delivered 100% online with freedom in your schedule as to when you want to learn.
  • Instructor-led program: You will have the choice to either attend live lectures each day online or watch later on-demand. As well, since each lecture is recorded, you will have the ability to go back and review the materials taught by your instructor.
  • Instructor-paced program: You don’t need to worry if you are falling behind. Your instructor keeps you on pace to graduate on time
  • Live daily instructor access: Your instructor maintains regularly scheduled office hours to help you with any concepts or material
  • Mandatory weekly group Q&A sessions with your instructor: This allows your learning cohort a chance to interact with one another and the instructor to get questions answered weekly
  • Finish in under a year: Successful students will graduate in under a year
  • Career support from day one: One-on-one employment & practicum support for graduating student
  • Learn from anywhere in Canada: Our number one goal is to help you prepare for the right career no matter where you live in Canada

Willis College Online is the newest and easiest way to get started towards your new career. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Take the next step and speak to one of our Admissions Advisors today.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence


Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment test. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

Program Outline

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certification
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Business Communications I - English Essentials I
  • Career Management
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Counselling Techniques
  • CPR & First Aid, Level C Certification
  • Family Development and Functions
  • Fundamentals of Addiction
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Law for Service Workers
  • Mental Health
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows & Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Populations At Risk
  • Practicum
  • Professional Documentation and Report Writing
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Relapse and Recovery
  • Self-Care and Team Building
  • Solution-Focused Intervention
My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College. Sharon Schwartz Willis College

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