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Addictions and Community Services Worker


- Provide a signed sobriety declaration (form provided by the College) andAlberta high school diploma or equivalent verified by transcript or DAR.OR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) : Successfully interview with the Campus Director, program coordinator, or designate,Provide a signed sobriety declaration (form provided by the College) andSuccessful completion of the Rumi Academy Admissions Test.Manitoba applicants must also have been out of school for one year in addition to the aboveNote: The existence of a criminal record may result in a candidate being denied acceptance by a work experience site.

Benefits of this program

- Healthcare professionals are in high demand- Online learning offers flexibility in your studying

Employment Opportunities

- Addiction Support Worker- Community Service Worker- Social Service Worker- Community Support Worker

Helping people recover from addiction is a rewarding career that can enable you to make a real difference in people’s lives. You can get the specialized training you need to enter this field from Rumi Academy.

In under one year, you’ll learn everything you need to know in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program. Unlike traditional programs, this combined online and on-campus training will give you a flexible and convenient learning experience that enables you to better plan study time around your schedule and minimize commuting to campus.

This diploma program covers essential areas, including working with families and high-risk groups, psychology, ethics, case file management, and more.

Get the benefits of in-class learning and enjoy a comfortable virtual studying environment that enables you to focus better when you take the Addictions and Community Services Worker program.

The Addictions and Community Services Worker program is licensed by the Private Career College Branch of Alberta Advanced Education.


Qestions & Answers

Addictions and Community Services Workers play a vital role in providing support, assistance, and advocacy to individuals and communities affected by addiction and related issues. Their work involves helping clients navigate challenges associated with substance abuse, mental health, and social issues.

Here are essential skills for an Addictions and Community Services Worker:

Empathy and Compassion,Active Listening,Counseling Skills,Assessment and Evaluation,Treatment Planning,Crisis Intervention,Communication Skills,Cultural Competency,Advocacy,Collaboration and Teamwork,Case Management,Crisis Prevention and Education,Ethical Decision-Making,Time Management,Self-Care,Crisis Management Skills,Documentation Skills,Flexibility and Adaptability.

Here are some common tasks performed by Addictions and Community Services Workers:

Assessment and Intake, Individual Counseling,Group Facilitation,Treatment Planning,Referrals and Resource Navigation,Crisis Intervention,Advocacy,Educational Programs, Case Management, Family Support, Community Outreach, Documentation and Reporting, Cultural Sensitivity, Prevention Programs, Supportive Housing Assistance, Continuing Education and Professional Development, Advocacy for Policy Change

The minimum educational requirement for becoming an Addictions and Community Services Worker can vary based on employer preferences, job roles, and regional regulations. In many cases, a high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum educational requirement for entry-level positions in this field. However, candidates with higher levels of education, such as an associate degree or bachelor’s degree, may have enhanced opportunities for employment and career advancement.

Here are some common career advancement opportunities for Addictions and Community Services Workers:

Supervisory Roles,Clinical Supervisor or Program Manager,Specialized Counseling Roles,Private Practice,Education and Training,Clinical Director or Director of Programs,Policy and Advocacy Roles,Research and Program Development,Licensure and Certification in Counseling,Clinical Therapist or Mental Health Counselor,Healthcare Administration,Community Program Coordinator,Ph.D. or Doctorate in Counseling (If Desired),Consulting and Private Sector Opportunities,Entrepreneurship.

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