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Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker

Available at: Brockville

Overview

This two-year (four semester) program prepares students with specialized training in addictions and mental health for employment in the healthcare and social services field. The Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker is equipped to engage and support individuals with addictions and/or mental health concerns. Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and abilities required by frontline professionals to deliver responsive and effective practice. Graduates will gain an understanding of the complex needs of diverse client populations; establish and extend their skillset; nurture and expand their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; recognize, understand, and apply a holistic model of client-centered care; and, ultimately demonstrate learned theoretical concepts with our community stakeholders during their field placement. The in-classroom hands-on approach to learning is key to student success and invaluable when translating theory-to-practice in the field.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker program may pursue a career in the areas of addiction support; case management; community mental health; crisis support; homeless prevention; Indigenous outreach work; rehabilitation support; residential and housing support; shelter support services; youth and family support; and veteran’s services, to name a number of areas in this comprehensive field. Graduates will find opportunities in a variety of organizations including community mental health and addictions services; correctional facilities; services for Indigenous people; residential treatment centres; shelter systems; youth and family services, or rehabilitation homes.

Program Name

Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker

Program Code

0865

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2019-20

Semester 1
AMHW 1 Human Growth and Development
AMHW 2 Communication Skills in the Social Service Profession
AMHW 3 Examining Multiculturalism in Sociological Terms
AMHW 9 Interviewing and Counselling Skills
AMHW 17 An Exploration of Addictions
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
AMHW 4 The Historical and Philosophical Background of Social Work in Canada
AMHW 5 An Analysis of Mental Health Issues
AMHW 6 Interviewing and Counselling Skills II
AMHW 7 Group Work as an Intervention
AMHW 8 Safely Managing Disruptive and Assaultive Behaviour
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
AMHW 10 Helping Families Develop, Cope and Change
AMHW 11 An Examination of Pharmacology in Mental Health Substance Use
AMHW 12 Field Placement Preparation
AMHW 13 Unlocking the Process of Change by Using a Recovery Oriented Approach
AMHW 14 Case Management: Helping Clients Navigate the Health and Social Service
GENE General Education Course (Online)

Semester 4
AMHW 15 Preventing Relapse and Promoting Recovery
AMHW 16 An Evaluation of Concurrent Disorders
AMHW 18 Becoming the Accountable Professional and the Importance of Evaluating Information
AMHW 19 Uncovering Trauma
AMHW 20 Field Placement

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



>>More information on these SLC Articulations

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M Level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C, U or M Level

  • Grade 11 Math

If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE requirements

Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition
for your clinical/practical placement.  THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Download your IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM (pdf)

Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:  Immunizations@sl.on.ca

Note:  Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.

Testimonials

Adjusting to a new country is never easy but my experiences at SLC made it so much easier. With fond memories and warm regards, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Jalpa Naik

Program Contact

Jamie Belec
jbelec@sl.on.ca

Admissions Information

Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
ask@sl.on.ca

International Students Contact:
international@sl.on.ca


Additional Information

Criminal Background Check:

Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) is required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Campus Dean of the school prior to applying.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.

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