Special Care Counselling






Services sociaux, éducatifs et juridiques

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1350 Hours


Program approved in 2000.
Modified in 2004.

This program is designed to train people to be special care counsellors. The technicians in special care counselling intervene concerning different problems: physical or psychological deficiencies, behaviour problems, mental or health-related problems, and after having taken care of adapting them, their re-integration to society.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements







Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

special education assistant
special education technician – social and community services
instructor of persons with special needs
youth services worker
daycare worker

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
019NTo examine the job functions of a special care counsellor
019PTo become familiar with community resources and services
019QTo communicate with clients and members of a work team
019RTo examine biopsychosocial adjustment issues
019STo gather information about the client's behavior
019TTo design development activities and clinical tools
019UTo evaluate the ability of the client's living environment to provide appropriate support
019VTo assist a client in need of help
019WTo associate approaches, objectives and techniques with specific adjustment problems
019XTo abide by the code of ethics of the profession
019YTo establish a helping relationship
019ZTo carry out adaptive and rehabilitative activities for clients with an intellectual disability
01A0To carry out adaptive and rehabilitative activities for clients with a physical impairment or neurological disorder
01A1To act as a facilitator for groups of clients or work teams
01A2To carry out activities for older individuals who are no longer autonomous
01A4To protect their personal well-being
01A5To analyze the relationship between social phenomena and adjustment problems
01A6To carry out rehabilitative activities for clients with mental-health and drug-addiction problems
01A7To carry out adaptive and rehabilitative activities for clients who are socially excluded or who are perpetrators or victims of violence
01A8To develop an intervention plan
01A9To interact with clients from cultural and ethnic communitites different from their own
01AATo carry out adaptive and rehabilitative activities for clients who are reentering society or the workplace
01ABTo intervene in a crisis
01ACTo draw up and carry out an integrated intervention project
046TTo carry out activities for young people with learning or language difficulties
046UTo carry out adaptive and rehabilitative activities for young people with adjustment difficulties