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“I chose to come attend AOLCC to further my education, to become self-sufficient, self-empowered and to get back into the work force doing what I truly love, to empower others suffering with addictions.
I heard about the college from another student who enjoyed the school and her course. It was a good experience and I felt supported, always knowing there were coaches and help when I needed it. I was always supported and encouraged and I really enjoyed my time at AOLCC.”
Lori, 67yrs old, graduated 2019 with a Community Service Worker with Addictions Diploma.
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Why Become a CSW Worker? “I was looking for a purpose in life. I’ve been in personal recovery for 22yrs of Alcohol addictions and ready to give back.”
What did you do before: “I worked for 18yrs as a Customer Service Agent for the airlines.”
What did you think of the program and how your studies will help you get employment? “It gave me the certification I need to move forward. Confidence dealing with people and the office skill required to do the reporting. I did a practicum at SOS – Society of Organized Services working with community groups for kids and the homeless. “
What would you like to do with your CSW Diploma? “I would like to start my own business in personal development coaching.”
Any Words of Advise? “Take care of yourself physically and mentally, emotionally.”
Campuses: Kelowna, Victoria, Kamloops, Nanaimo
Duration: 45 weeks
Job Opportunities: CSW’s with Addictions specialty work in with a huge diversity of clients in a wide range of work environments and organizations including: Social service and government agencies * Mental health agencies * Group homes * Shelters * Substance abuse centres * School boards * Correctional facilities * Diverse non-profits * And many other establishments!
Curriculum Includes: General computer skills * Psychology * Sociology & Family Life * Government & Social Services * Life Span Development * Criminology* Mental Health * Case Management & Counselling * Business Communications & Report Writing * Three 4 week Addictions specific components