People working in Ontario’s Developmental Services sector seek to provide a high quality of service and support to people with developmental disabilities. Their work strives to promote and facilitate community inclusion, meaningful participation and full citizenship. There are many different roles and employment opportunities for working in this sector.
Although a passionate spirit, a caring heart and optimistic attitude are an asset, a career in the developmental services sector also requires training.
In-service training is provided by organizations within the sector. There are also university and college programs in Ontario that offer specialized college and university degrees that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure a long and successful career.
Contact your local agency to discuss their specific hiring requirements.
Watch the video to see how someone working in developmental services helped John find his voice.
Watch the video to see how Shannon got involved in the community thanks to someone working in developmental services.
Below is a list of DSW Colleges and Universities programs that offer the Developmental Services Worker program. Contact your local Developmental Services Agency to discuss what program might be best suited for your career in developmental services.