Social Service Worker Indigenous Knowledge Diploma

Social Service Worker Indigenous Knowledge

The program seeks to provide learners with the opportunity and tools to practice from a holistic, diverse, respectful and meaningful social work practice within their communities and organizations off and on First Nations.

Intended Outcome

To be competent in the expression of an indigenous-based healing intervention human service practice.

To be competent in the delivery of a holistic approach to helping in the field of Social Work.

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition

PLAR tools are implemented into the curriculum and used in the assessment and evaluation of a learner’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or Mature student status.
  • Applicants who are 19 years of age on the first day of classes in the year of admission, and who do not have OSSD, are consid­ered as mature applicants. Such applicants must complete the required subjects for admission. If they lack the required sub­jects, they may be requested to write a diagnostic test. Mature applicants are treated on an individual basis and should consult the AEI registrar as early as possible to determine if pre-entry testing is required.

Mandatory Requirement

To successfully complete the IKSSW program, learners must have a current First Aid and CPR certificate. The cost for certification is the responsibility of the learner. AEI can offer training if there is enough interest and the fee is dependent on the number of students enrolled.

Program of Study

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Field Placements

Learners are responsible for finding their own placement in an area of interest to him/her. There are two practicums required and there is an option to gain recognition for the first practicum if a student has a minimum of 2 years related paid experience in the field. This option can be negotiated with the program EDO.

If help is required to obtain placement, AEI staff would be happy to assist. Employers who provide field placement settings require a police record check for criminal offences before accepting a student into a field placement. The record check shall be obtained at the learner’s expense and AEI or the College assume no obligation for ensuring field placement or a program completion for students who are unable to provide a clear police record check.

Employment Opportunities

SSW assists children, adults, seniors, families and youth in need of support. This occupation will prepare you for a variety of job opportunities such as:

  • Case workers
  • Social service positions with Indigenous organizations, municipal, provincial and federal governments
  • Counsellors and front-line workers in group homes, employment offices, corrections, residential treatment programs, shelters, transitional homes, community agencies, business and industry
  • Social Service Worker is a registered professional title that may only be used by member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Information About Programs

All programs offered at the Anishinabek Educational Institute are full-time programs. Our programs are not only designed to reduce the high stress levels which develop when students are away from their family, community, and workplace responsibilities, but are also designed to enable students to retain their jobs while being trained.

Delivery Options

Community Based

Community based delivery programs can either be delivered as on-campus or combination delivery.

Combination Delivery

Students are required to attend intensive two week in-class sessions twice per semester alternating with a five to six week return to their community while still maintaining a full-time program workload.

On-Campus Delivery

Programs are delivered at one of our campuses or at a partnering community. On-campus delivery requires students to participate in-class on a full-time daily basis during each semester.

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Learn about all of the programs offered by the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) including course descriptions, admission requirements, and employment potential.

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