Developmental Services Worker

Developmental Services Worker

24 months
Application deadlines: December 31 (September)
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$98.4
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$20,836.45
Domestic tuition: CA$4,928.21

Program overview

Our faculty team consists of developmental services experts who are active in the field, and our small class sizes allow for individualized attention. Our curriculum is designed with input from developmental services field experts, ensuring courses are current and relevant. Your studies begin by learning the stages of human development, the types of developmental disabilities and the range of available community support services for this population. Next, you’ll learn intervention techniques, person-centered planning, abnormal psychology/dual diagnosis, basic pharmacology, supporting people with autism and other complex needs, augmentative forms of communication, and effective responses to people who have been abused. Finally, you’ll develop skills in building interpersonal relationships and counselling. You’ll also build your expertise in our counselling labs which provide an ideal setting to develop abilities in working with individuals with limited verbal skills. The Developmental Services Worker program is also offered part time.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements: Academic To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above or Mature student status or College or university transfer status English Language Proficiency All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy. International Credit Evaluation Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

Career opportunities

Your career will allow you to help people with disabilities live, work and participate in their communities. You will use your skills to support people with intellectual disabilities, autism, physical challenges or other special needs. You can find work assisting people in a variety of roles including: community support worker educational/teaching assistant in a school classroom assistant in a daycare centre counsellor in a seniors’ program residential counsellor community agency and family workers

Campus location

Toronto , Canada

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