Bachelor of Social Work


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Social Work

Skills and knowledge you may gain from your program:

  • Ability to practice social work in accordance with social work codes of ethics
  • Understanding of social work’s professional role in advancing human rights
  • Ability to critically analyze social, political and economic structures that limit human and civil rights
  • Ability to advance social justice for individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Knowledge about how discrimination and oppression have a negative impact on particular individuals and groups.
  • Ability to reflect on their self as it relates to engaging in professional practice through a comprehensive understanding and consciousness of the complex nature of their own social locations and identities
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to structural sources of inequalities in the Canadian context.
  • Skills in social work research
  • Ability to interpret social policies and processes
  • Ability to identify gaps in organizational and societal systems and advance solutions to change oppressive social conditions
  • Competently perform professional practices including engagement, referral, assessment, planning, intervention, negotiation, mediation, advocacy and evaluation.
  • Engage in interprofessional practice with individuals, families, groups and/or communities

Areas of Employment

  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Community Centres
  • Government Departments
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Probation, Parole and Prison Services
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Substance Abuse Centres
  • Women Health and Crisis Centres

Job Titles of Program Graduates

  • Addictions Counsellor
  • CBT-I Counsellor
  • Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Navigator
  • Child Protection Worker
  • Clinical Youth Outreach Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Dementia Care Coordinator
  • Diversion Worker
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Mentorship & Transition Support Coordinator
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Settlement Counsellor
  • Social Worker Case Manager
  • Trauma care Counsellor

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