As a social services worker or career and work counsellor student, you will benefit from a field placement that could involve between 450 to 1400 hours of practical applied learning. You will practice, in the real world, the skills learned in the classroom.
The advantage of choosing to study in downtown Toronto is the proximity to interesting and diverse community agencies in Canada. There will be no shortage of choices for your placements. Here are just some examples of the organizations you could work for:
- The United Steel Workers of America
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Regent Park community Centre
- Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
- Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board
- West Park Hospital
- Community Head Injury Resource Service
- Bloorview Macmillan Children's Hospital
- Centennial Infant and Child Care
- Ontario Association for the Deaf
Additional placement types include:
- Shelters for assaulted women and their children
- Rape crisis centres
- Constituency offices
- Hospitals affiliated withdrawal management centres
- Homeless shelters
- Correctional settings
- Group homes
International field placements
As part of a number of programs in the School of Social and Community Services students who meet the requirements and criteria can benefit from adding international context and experience to their education.
The requirements for these international placements are that you must be in the final year of your program, have high grades, and be willing to take part in a life skills course once per week leading up to your trip. There are also some financial considerations.
Information sessions for George Brown students interested in participating in these international placements take place in October. To find out more about the specific international field placement opportunities, join us for an information session and talk to faculty about it.
Hire a George Brown student
If you are a sector partner interested in preparing your future employees by providing a field placement for them, or being a mentor contact:
Office of Employer Engagement and Field Innovation
Association Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences
Phone: 416-415-5000 extension 2434