How much do CSW/EAs make?
Year 2019 Low wage High wage
Career per hour per hour
Community Support Worker $18.47 $21.51
Educational Assistant $23.51 $27.33
Sources: Community Social Service Employers’ Association of BC; BC Public School Employer’s Association. (Salaries are based on Mission and Abbotsford area.)
Where can I go from here?
Community Support Work is an excellent foundation for teaching, social work, nursing and psychology careers.
What are my career options?
In schools as an Educational Assistant
In community programs and homes as a CSW
In mental health programs as a Mental Health Worker
What will I learn?
In addition to learning the roles and functions of the Community Support Worker, this career program is grounded in a solid understanding of psychology and ethics.
assessing and recording
life-skills training techniques
program planning and implementation
management and debriefing
counseling and communication skills
medication and pharmacology
The program is designed to enhance students’ competence and confidence in all human interactions.
Is Community Support the career for me?
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career in the social services sector, then Community Support Work is right for you. Community Support Workers and Educational Assistants help support individuals with developmental challenges, mental illnesses and physical disabilities to enjoy a better quality of life. They support people throughout the community, in homes, in schools and in a variety of other settings and programs.
Community Support Worker/Educational Assistant
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Program Start Date:
Program Tuition & Costs:
Under 19* - TBD
Over 19 - TBD
18 years of age or older
Attend an information session (see dates below)
Criminal record check
Letter of Commitment
BLS First Aid (Basic Life Support)
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention