Build your skills to launch a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of individuals who live life with a disability or dual diagnosis – without having to leave your home community.
With the Developmental Services Worker – Alternate Delivery program, you can study to be a Developmental Services Professional online. The program is delivered as a combination of virtual video instruction, online courses, and field placement, a great option if you require flexibility in your college schedule.
You'll first learn about the stages of human development, and the range of community supports available for individuals who live life with a disability. In the following semesters, you will learn intervention techniques, person-centered planning, developmental psychology, how to support people with autism, augmentative forms of communication, and prevention of and effective responses to people who have been abused. Through the program, you’ll learn the importance and power of advocacy and how to use your relationship building and critical thinking skills to help individuals living with a disability or dual diagnosis live a safe, respectful, and quality life.
What's in it for you?
- Community support worker
- Educational / teaching assistant
- Seniors program counsellor
- Residential counsellor
- Day program counsellor
- Classroom assistant in a daycare program
Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:
$33,300 to $44,800
Field placement opportunities in semesters two, three, and four.
Plan your future
- Flex learning
Minimum technology requirements
- Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
- Web cam and headset
- Personal computer
- Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
- Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- Apple Mac
- OS X operating system
- Web browser: Firefox or Safari
You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.
For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.