School and Community Support Worker

About the School and Community Support Worker Program

This program prepares graduates for a rewarding career working with and caring for people with challenging mental, physical or emotional conditions. It includes both theoretical studies and practical applications for working with people of all ages who have disabilities. You will learn how to support people in community programs, residential programs, and in schools as education assistants. Students participate in hands-on training during two separate practica, one in a school and one in a community setting.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities include working in community settings with people who have disabilities and as education assistants in the public and private school systems. There are numerous jobs for qualified graduates as community services workers, teacher’s aides, and residential service workers.

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In keeping with regional protocol, Vancouver Island University students, staff, faculty and administration would like to acknowledge and thank the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Tla’amin First Nation, Snaw-naw-as First Nation and the Cowichan Tribes for allowing students, staff, faculty and administration to teach, learn, live and share educational experiences on the traditional territories of these nations.