You are a caring and empathetic person who wants a career where you will provide many types of assistance to people and their families in the community. You want to work with persons with developmental disabilities and work toward making their lives enriching and exciting.

This diploma program prepares the graduate for work in a wide range of social service settings, such as community agencies, non-profit organizations, outreach homes, educational environments, recreational centres, hospitals, seniors’ centres and in respite care settings, among other places.

There has been a consistent need for developmental service workers to assist people of different ages in these diverse environments.


Developmental Service Worker Courses:

Basic Psychology Introducing Developmental Service Work
Intervention Methods Pharmacology and Assisting with Medications
Activities of Daily Living Crisis Prevention Intervention – CPI
Abnormal Psychology and Mental Health Human Sexuality and Health Promotion
Concurrent Disorders Cognitive & Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
Mental Health First Aid Case Record Management
Special Populations with Developmental Disabilities Developmental Service Worker Focus: Examining Autism and FASD
Communication Strategies for the DSW Interpersonal Workplace Skills and Workplace Environments
Health and Wellness in Developmental Service Work DSWs in Education
Community Placement Facility Placement