Special Care Counselling is a three-year technical program designed to prepare students to become health technicians in a helping profession. Working as part of a health care team, Special Care Counselling technicians assist clients gain more autonomy as integrated members of society.
Special care counselling co-op students can work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions (preschool to higher education), short and long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, CLSCs, residences for the elderly, shelters, group homes, summer camps and other social services facilities. They can participate as an active member of a health care team with clients that have physical, mental, emotional and/or behavioral needs.
For more information about this program, consult the program profile.