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Developmental Support Worker

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Developmental Support Worker

Duration: 4.5 semesters plus 8 week work term
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Faculty: Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Health and Human Sciences

Program Description

Academy Canada’s Developmental Support Worker program will prepare students to work in environments that can include government organizations, educational facilities, mental health agencies and other institutions that assist persons with physical, behavioral, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities in order to enhance inclusion of persons with special needs in all aspects of society. It is designed to train the student to recognize both the needs and abilities of persons they are supporting. Students will develop the skills and attitudes necessary to assist children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities to achieve their goals and demonstrate their potential as contributing members of our community.

Program Courses
 

Abuse Issues   Job Search Skills
Assessment   Mental Health and Addictions
Behaviour Management   Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Community Integration   Nutrition
Community Services   Personal Care
Disability Supports   Pharmacology
Human Development   Professional Ethics
Human Rights   Seniors: The Older Adult
Human Sexuality   Special Needs I
Inclusion: An Educational Perspective   Special Needs II
Introduction to Computers   Standard First Aid
Introduction to Psychology   Student Success
Introduction to Sociology   Work Term


Employment Opportunities

According to a discussion paper released by the Disability Policy Office, 75000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador have at least one disability. The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to enhancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. 

Developmental Support Workers assist persons with a disability in overcoming barriers to carrying out everyday activities. Depending on employer hiring practices, graduates could be employed with government agencies, mental health agencies/groups, school boards and other establishments that work with persons with exceptionalities.  

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.



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