Developmental Services Worker

Program Title – Developmental Services Worker

  • Credential Earned
    Ontario College Diploma

    Delivery
    Full Time

  • Program Length
    4 Semesters

    Program Status
    Closed – Not Available

  • Career Coach

Program Codes
A005 (PC) Timmins Campus CLOSED FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 INTAKE
A186 (CK) Distance Learning Kirkland Lake CLOSED FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 INTAKE
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Program Description
This program is available to students on campus and to students studying at a distance in both e-learning and correspondence format. The Developmental Services Workers (DSW) are specialists in working with children, youth and adults with disabilities. The DSW program at Northern College will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to provide support for people with various developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

You will gain practical experience in a community based fieldwork placement. As a graduate you can gain employment as a entry level disability services professional in community agencies and schools that typically deliver educational, vocational, residential and community living support services. Graduates with at least a B+ average upon completion of the DSW program and two years (or equivalent) of related work/advocacy experience may apply to the part-time Bachelor of Applied Arts (Disability Studies) program at Ryerson.

Career Opportunities
As a DSW graduate, you may find employment with boards of education, community-based agencies and with other support providers within the developmental services sector.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Des Quinn, M.Ed
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2258
quinnd@northern.on.ca

Kirkland Lake, Haileybury, and Moosonee Campuses & Distance Learning
Kathy Smith
Tel: 705-673-3376 ext. 8821
smithk@northern.on.ca