The Educational Assistant / Human Service Worker program aims to prepare learners for a rewarding career in community and school-based human services. The program is founded in a strong understanding of community living values and ethics. The coursework and work placements facilitate the development of strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, knowledge and awareness. Graduates leave the program with a suite of advanced therapeutic and educational skills.
Learners will develop the capacity to work collaboratively as part of interdisciplinary teams, focused on the psycho-social-emotional welfare of persons-served.
After successfully completing the program, graduates will work on the frontline with vulnerable children, youth and adults across various educational and community-based (non-medical) settings. These include schools, community inclusion programs, youth programs, drop-in centres, shelters, group homes, community mental health programs, and outreach programs.
Proof of Grade 12 Dogwood or Adult Dogwood (or equivalent).
C+ level or better grade English 12 OR proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements (see below). Learners must be able to listen, speak, read and write clearly in English in order to be successful in the program and in the workplace.
Must be at least 18 years old at the start date of the program.
New Criminal Record Check via BC Criminal Records Review Branch (for both children & vulnerable adults).
Record of a new clear TB Test.
Letter of clearance from a physician.
Copy of government photo ID.
Complete application package, including:
Letter of Commitment and;
Learning plan for any student with a prior learning designation.