The Community Support Worker Program is an unemployment training program that will train and certify unemployed persons to be Community Support Workers who work with people with developmental disabilities.
Lesson 1: Professional Essentials
Lesson 2: Workplace Health & Safety
Lesson 3: Emergency & Mental Health Certifications
Lesson 4: Nursing Care
Lesson 5: Safe Practices & Emergency Systems
The Community Support Worker Program is a combination of 5 courses that produces 200 hours of training and certification for participants.
Community Support Workers (CSW) work with people with developmental disabilities and provide outreach and family support as their clients find employment, live independently in their communities, participate in recreation and leisure activities, grow personally and professionally. There currently is a significant shortage of Community Support Workers in many communities across BC.
- Person Centered Thinking
- SIVA or Mandt
- The Rights and Responsibilities of Working with A Person Who Has A Disability
- Foodsafe Level 1
- Advanced Natural Nutrition
- Respectful Workplace
- Johns Ambulance CPRC First Aid
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
- Mental Health First Aid – Basic
- Safe Patient Handling
- Standards of Care: Supporting People with Disabilities.
- The Safe Use of Adaptive Equipment
- Personal Care and Equipment Use
- Mental Health First Aid Certificate – Seniors
- Safe Practices Training in Infection and Fluid Management
- Safe Practices Training: PRN and a Chemical Intervention Protocol
Community Support Worker Certification Program: Overview
5 Courses – 200 hours – 25 days training
Five Week Program Cost: $7,500 per person