Disability support workers are entrusted with the basic personal care of participants of all ages in residential and vocational settings. You’ll need strong communication skills, a common-sense approach to problem solving, an intuitive understanding of human behaviour and a steady personality.
Disability Support Worker is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. It is also offered through distance and/or continuing education. Learn from experienced instructors how to provide compassionate, respectful care for individuals with challenging needs and disabling conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and practical skills in:
- basic care skills
- behavioural support and crisis prevention
- disability support services
- exceptionalities and human growth & development
- interpersonal, professional and employability skills
- person-centred planning
- quality of life enhancements
As a disability support worker, you’ll be working with people of all ages and varying levels of ability. The program not only provides the practical skills you’ll need, it also provides a broad knowledge base. You’ll have the tools you need to enhance individual lives, while also build a rewarding career for yourself.
Practical experience is an essential part of your program. You’ll get direct experience helping individuals in two practicums with residential, vocational centre-based or community-based agencies. In caring, secure and stimulating environments, you’ll develop your skills in providing basic care, planning programs and implementing activities.
- Employability Skills
- Wholistic Health
- Orientation to Practicum
- Basic Care Skills
- Crisis Intervention
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Grade 12
- English Language Requirement
- Admitted students will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering required coursework and practicum with children, youth and adults. At the discretion of the agency, a student may be declined access to a practicum placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check, personal interview and/or medical assessment. A student must complete the practicum placements to graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is the student's responsibility.
- Program applicants should be aware that, for the purpose of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search, they must request this from the police service in their home country/community, whether it is from a municipal/city police service or from the RCMP detachment that services their home area.
International17500 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
National7220 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7220 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Saskatoon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.