Why Should You Become a Community Support Worker?

Community Support Worker Program

Have you always wanted a career that lets you make an impact on people’s lives? Becoming a Community Support Worker (CSW) may be your calling, as it offers an opportunity to support individuals and families in their communities. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of becoming a CSW and how you can start your journey in this rewarding profession. 

Benefits of Being a CSW 

Working as a CSW, you’ll be able to empower and assist people in: 

  • Overcoming their challenges, such as addiction, physical disabilities, and more 
  • Building strong relationships with their communities  
  • Overcoming social isolation  
  • Taking on new endeavours such as employment or education 
  • Find suitable housing, care, and services  

This career offers immense job satisfaction, as you can make a tangible difference in people’s lives while also enjoying diverse work experiences and opportunities for growth and development. 

How to Become a Community Support Worker  

To start a successful CSW career, you’ll need to acquire the necessary skills and qualifications. Fortunately, ABES College offers a comprehensive CSW program that prepares you with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience required for this role. 

Our Addiction and Disability Community Support Worker diploma program is designed to provide students with the valuable skills needed to work in the community care sector. This diploma program includes an introduction to addiction and disability, as well as modules on communication skills, ethics and values, interpersonal relationships, mental health awareness, and workplace safety.  

Check Out These Testimonials from ABES CSW Graduates: 

Sometimes the best resource is to hear about another individual’s personal experience with a program. We spoke to some of our recent CSW graduates to learn about their backgrounds, experiences with the program, and the careers they have started as a result of our courses. 

What Will Your CSW Success Story Start With? 
Get started on your application by scheduling a 15-minute call with an ABES Advisor. 

Why ABES? 

ABES is a small, privately owned school that provides not only traditional instruction but also places a priority on hands-on training. This means that in addition to learning in our labs, students will complete a practicum in the Calgary area. Employers look for students with hands-on skills, and our students are often hired during their Practicum experience.  
Don’t wait any longer to start your journey toward becoming a CSW. Reach out to ABES College today to learn more.