Disability Support Worker Program | Discover Your Passion

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? At Maritime Business College, we offer a specialized Disability Support Worker Program designed to transform your passion into a rewarding career.

Empowering Individuals with Disabilities

Our program focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us and learn how to provide essential support and care to those in need.

Disability Support Worker Program

Graduate in Just 14 Months

Embark on a transformative journey with our Disability Support Worker Program, where you’ll receive comprehensive training over a period of 14 months. This includes 12 months of intensive classroom learning followed by two months of invaluable on-the-job training.

What Does a Disability Support Worker Do?

As a Disability Support Worker, you’ll play a crucial role in providing personal care and companionship to individuals living with disabilities, diseases, or old age. Your duties may include meal preparation, feeding, bathing, assisting with personal hygiene, and light housekeeping tasks.

Under the guidance of healthcare professionals, you may also assist with medication administration and specimen collection. Patience and sensitivity to the needs of your clients are paramount in this role.

Disability Support Worker Program

Essential Responsibilities

A Disability Support Worker is responsible for:

  1. Promoting the adaptive skills of individuals with developmental disabilities
  2. Maintaining a safe environment for clients
  3. Modeling and encouraging a healthy lifestyle
  4. Assisting with medication management
  5. Implementing crisis prevention and intervention strategies
  6. Contributing to the development and implementation of person-directed plans
  7. Supporting individuals in fostering relationships within their families and communities

Endless Career Opportunities

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact? Upon completing our program, you’ll be prepared for immediate employment in various settings, including:

  1. Community Shelters
  2. Schools
  3. Rehabilitation Centers
  4. Residential Agencies
  5. Child and Youth Centers
  6. Community Agencies
  7. Outreach Programs
  8. Private Sector
  9. Family Homes
  10. Treatment Centers

Post-Program Success

After graduating from our Disability Support Worker Program, you’ll possess the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Conduct yourself ethically and competently in all professional relationships
  2. Provide person-directed supports that promote self-determination for individuals with developmental disabilities
  3. Ensure the safety of clients and adhere to all relevant legislation and regulations
  4. Support the health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities
  5. Implement strategies to support the learning of individuals with developmental disabilities
  6. Lead the development of inclusive communities
  7. Develop personal strategies for improved job performance and well-being
  8. Apply entrepreneurial skills to plan for future career advancements in the Developmental Services Sector

Join us at Maritime Business College and embark on a fulfilling career journey as a Disability Support Worker.

Make a positive difference in the lives of others while achieving personal and professional growth.