CDS Worker


Qualifications
High School diploma, augmented with 6 month work experience & in-service training; preferred Foundations training, accredited certificate or program.

Training/Education Options
• Foundations in Community Disability Studies Certificate - Alberta Council of Disability Services ( ACDS )
• Accredited Community Support Worker Program

Employment Experience
less than 6 months
(equivalent full-time hours)

CDS Practitioner


Qualifications
Accredited Certificate; or Foundations training and directly related learning gained through experience.

Training/Education Options
• Foundations in Community Disability Studies Certificate ( ACDS ) **plus directly related learning gained through experience
• Accredited Community Support Worker Program
• Disability & Community Rehabilitation (DCR) Certificated
• Human Services Professional Certificate
• Disability Studies Certificate
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Certificate

Employment Experience
6 months to 2 Years
(equivalent full-time hours)

Team Leader


Qualifications
Accredited diploma with progressive leadership experience.

Training/Education Options
• Human Services Professional Diploma
• Disability Studies Diploma
• Disability Studies Diploma
• Disability & Community Rehabilitation (DCR) Diploma
• Disability Studies: Leadership & Community Diploma

Employment Experience
2 to 5 Years
(equivalent full-time hours)

Coordinator


Qualifications
Accredited degree or diploma augmented by management orleadership training & progressive leadership experience.

Training/Education Options
• Disability studies diploma
• Human Services Professional Diploma
• Disability Studies Diploma
• Disability Studies Leadership & Community Diploma
• Disability & Community Rehabilityation (DCR) Diploma
• Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) Degree
• Business Management of Leadership certificate programs

Employment Experience
5 to 10 Years
(equivalent full-time hours)

Specialist/Consultant


Qualifications
Accredited diploma or degree augmented by specialized training in a specific area of study and progressive leadership experience.

Training/Education Options
• Human Services Professional Diploma
• Disability Studies Diploma
• Disability Studies Diploma
• Disability & Community Rehabilitation (DCR) Diploma
• Disability Studies: Leadership & Community Diploma
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Certificate
• Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) Degree

Employment Experience
2 to 5 Years
(equivalent full-time hours)

Director


Qualifications
Masters, graduate certificate diploma or degree; augmented by management or leadership training and progressive leadership experience.

Training/Education Options
• Masters of Disability and Community Studies (MDCS)
• Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
• Graduate Certificate or Diploma in management or leadership studies available

Employment Experience
10+ Years





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