Help People Achieve Their Full Potential!

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When choosing a new career path it’s important to consider the type of job that you’d like to have. What does an ideal day look like for you? Do you like to spend your time with people, or are you happier working in an independent environment? Are you a casual person or do you prefer more formal interactions? Maybe you’re looking for a job where you’re always on the go, or perhaps you prefer a slower pace. Asking yourself these questions will be key in deciding on your new career path.

So now we ask you:

  • Do you want to help individuals with varying levels of ability to attain their full potential?
  • Do you want to work with individuals of all ages in a home or community setting?
  • Do you want to work in a career filled with opportunity?
  • Is providing dignity and respect for all people important to you?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions we urge you to keep reading because our Community Support Worker program may be just the thing to prepare you for an exciting and dynamic new career!

The job

Community Support Workers (CSWs) help support people with varying levels of physical and intellectual abilities or individuals with mental illness. Your primary role is to help these individuals attain their goals to help them live fulfilling lives. Each day your clients will provide new opportunities and challenges. As a Community Support Worker you might:

  • Assist with personal care
  • Provide support for errands like grocery shopping, appointments, and more
  • Mentor clients in their vocational programs
  • Coach the skills needed for daily activities
  • Advocate for clients in a variety of settings

CSWs work in a variety of home, adult vocational or community settings. Job opportunities can be found with agencies, organizations or the government or community day programs throughout Nova Scotia. This career offers flexibility as positions may be part-time or offer shift work.

The training

The 35-week Community Support Worker program in both Dartmouth and Sydney will provide the knowledge and skills needed to be job-ready in this rewarding field. Over eight months and you will receive both in-class training and hands-on practical learning.

Our Community Support Worker course is taught by instructors who have really worked in the field. By using real-world examples, they are able to help students relate the theory material to their new careers. Our program will prepare you to work with clients with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities or other special needs. Each course is designed to prepare students for their careers. Students will apply what they have learned through group projects, papers, and presentations as well as work in two work practicums to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

Students in this program will learn practical skills related to reporting and workplace safety, develop an understanding of relevant issues related to disability, complete two work practicums (GREAT on a resume!), and be trained to work in home and community settings.

In addition to your diploma, students earn the following certificates:

  • First Aid & CPR Level C with AED
  • Food Handler Certificate
  • WHMIS and OHS

So what are you waiting for?

We would love to invite you to connect with us to learn more about our popular Community Support Worker program. To learn more and to connect with us, please click here. We look forward to chatting with you more about this exciting  program and your new career opportunities.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

This program prepared me and gave me the confidence to enter the real business world. The close knit atmosphere CBBC has, made me very comfortable. Each and every staff member at CBBC was extraordinarily helpful on my journey in obtaining a full-time Administrative Assistant position in Cape Breton.
Courtney MacPhail
Administrative Assistant / Offshore Technical Services Program