Addictions and Community Services Workers hold professional and paraprofessional jobs in a diverse range of settings such as child, youth, and family social service agencies, and programs concerned specifically with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and the aged.
Students in the 44-week program will gain a fundamental understanding of psychology, pharmacology, ethics, and communications. They also learn about the fundamentals of addiction and its impact on high risk populations, youth and families. Students will also learn about case file management, treatment planning, and various community resources available to clients with addiction and mental health issues in Alberta.
Prior to graduation, students partake in a mandatory field placement where they will apply and adapt the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in the real-world situations. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a range of social service settings in the province.
Interested in becoming a social services worker? Find out about the Addictions & Community Services Worker program at Reeves College and get started on a rewarding career path.
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Currently, Alberta has a government-sponsored plan that provides loan assistance to qualified full-time students. The type and amount of assistance usually varies depending on your individual circumstances.
If you choose to fund your education through student loans, it is the college policy to apply all loan payments toward the tuition balance until the tuition and other costs are paid in full. This policy is subject to provincial regulation. Loan amounts that exceed tuition fees will be distributed directly to the student.
The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.
The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them, and only pay the interest on the amount you use, without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.
As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC's best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12 month grace period after graduation.
Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Representative at your nearest campus.
There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) or WorkSafe.
If you have questions about funding your education, each Reeves College has a Financial Advisor who can provide information about the various options available to you. Additionally, your Financial Advisor will also assist you with completing your application for whichever funding option you choose.