Development Service Worker Diploma Program

Evergeen College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 months
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Entry Requirements

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
  • be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test (Wonderlic Test).

Practicum Requirement

  • Medical Certificate 
  • Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Certification


The Course consists of 21 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and in the clinical lab. Additional practical experience is provided in a facility and in the community.

  • Essential Skills 
  • Microsoft Windows 
  • Inclusive Communication Skills 
  • Employment Achievement Strategies 
  • Basic Business Communications 
  • Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Mental Health & Addictions 
  • Populations at Risk 
  • Support resources and community capacity building 
  • Law for Support Workers 
  • Self-Care and Team Building 
  • Basic Counselling Techniques 
  • Solution-Focused Intervention Techniques 
  • Family Development, Functions and Social Issues 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Professional Documentation & Case Management 
  • Basic Nursing & Pharmacology 
  • Behaviour Modification 
  • Development Disabilities 


  • Development Service Worker students complete their education with 560 hours of field placement experience.

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