Addictions, Community & Mental Health Worker Diploma Program in Winnipeg
Commonwealth College offers the in-class and online Addictions, Community and Mental Health Worker program. This program will help you acquire the skills required to work in the community service field at large, while also specifically targeting the mental health and addiction services. Subjects are delivered using evidence-based knowledge and skills in screening, assessing, and responding to people with mental health and substance-use issues from diverse cultural and community perspectives.
In the Addictions, Community and Mental Health Work program, you will learn to work in a variety of community health and human services settings such as mental health and addiction agencies, homeless drop-in centres and crisis service centres. You will learn to provide support to individuals, family members and small groups impacted by addiction and mental health issues. You will also gain the knowledge to advocate for equitable access to supports and services including health promotion, prevention and harm reduction.
Classroom and/or online instruction will be combined with field placement (practicum) where you will be working with clients in social service agencies under the supervision of experienced service providers. You will have the opportunity to work in interprofessional teams to gain direct experience providing support to clients and families through case management, assessment, referral and navigating systems of care. The practical experience you gain will help to reinforce classroom learning and provide grounding for full-time work after graduation.
Please Note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, online or in blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching.
The program is approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).
In the Addictions, Community and Mental Health Worker program, you will learn to: