Local Employment Requirements
Workers in this occupational group generally require graduation from a program in an applicable subject area. Completion of a college or university program in social work, counselling, or other social science is usually required. Competition is increasing for these positions, however, and more and more organizations are requiring either a bachelor¿s degree in social work, child and youth care, or another related field. Previous work experience in a social science environment as a volunteer or in a support capacity may substitute for formal education requirements for some of the occupations in this unit group.
Local Skills Requirements
Skills and knowledge areas relevant to organization
Awareness of the needs of mentally and physically disabled people in a social service settings
For more advanced positions, supervisory and management skills are needed
Strong interest in helping others
Good communication skills
Strong teamwork and leadership skills
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Provide personal services support to persons with special needs. Resolve conflict situations.
Housekeeping activities. Food preparation. Administrative and office activities.
Oral communication, working with others, problem solving, job task planning and organizing, writing, reading text, document use, critical thinking, decision making, continuous learning.
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