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Who we work with

Who We Work With

Experience the world of human services

You will work directly with two full time faculty members who have extensive experience in the field and work collaboratively to make your NVCC experience a success. Your experience in the field work course gives you hands on experience in the field. As a human services student, you have the opportunity to work within diverse age, gender and socioeconomic groups. You'll be introduced to people at all walks of life and have the opportunity to help them make a difference in themselves and society.You'll work with:

  • children, adolescents, adults and elders 
  • the disabled 
  • families 
  • schools, hospitals, prisons and other institutions and organizations 
  • people with mental health, substance abuse, criminal, domestic violence and sexual assault issues, etc.
Field work course

Field Work Course

The fieldwork course, Human Services Field Work I, is a required three-credit course that combines academic work with on-the-job training. You will participate in a weekly seminar class, a Career Readiness Workshop, and 160 hours of field work experience. The Human Services Field Work I course:
  • prepares you in the classroom and in the field with hands on experiences in human services
  • prepares you for employment as a human services professional 
  • enhances your resume by networking with prospective employers 
  • enhances your opportunities for admission into the four year universities. 

Many of our students get hired while taking Human Services Field Work I. Student testimonies coming soon! 

Professional work experience:

You will learn what a professional in your field does by working with them in the field. You will have an opportunity to explore diverse human services settings in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and senior centers, both state and private non-profit agencies, with public policy, community-based health centers, substance abuse treatment centers, prisons, and many more. View a list of sample field work placements.

Requirements to take the course:

  • completion of HSE* H101, 202 with a grade of “C” or better 
  • successful completion of 6 credit hours in Behavioral Social Sciences 
  • ENG*101, or permission of the human services coordinator or division director.

Getting started:

Email Kathleen LeBlanc,Human Services Program Coordinator, or call her at 203-596-8616 to set up a meeting. You will work with Kathy and:

  • sign up for a Career Development Workshop 
  • complete a resume
  • select a placement prepare for an interview. 

Sample Human Services Field Work Placements

  • Abbott Terrace Health Center 
  • Beacon House 
  • Bristol AIC 
  • Central Naugatuck Valley, HELP, Inc. 
  • Community Residences, Inc. 
  • Community Solutions
  • Connecticut Community Foundation 
  • Connecticut Junior Republic 
  • Connecticut Renaissance, Inc. 
  • Crest Center 
  • CT Dept. of Children and Families 
  • CT Dept. of Correction 
  • CT Institute of Communities
  • CT Judicial Branch, Community Court 
  • CW Resources, Inc. 
  • Danbury Dept. of Social Services 
  • Family Service of Greater Waterbury 
  • Gil Foundation 
  • Girls Inc. 
  • Goodwill Industries 
  • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry 
  • Green Chimneys 
  • Healing the Children, North East 
  • Independence Northwest
  • Institute of Professional Practice 
  • Naugatuck Head Start/School Readiness 
  • Naugatuck Valley Project Network 
  • NOW, Inc. 
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury 
  • Southbury Senior Center 
  • State Street School Senior 
  • Stay well Health Center 
  • Sullivan Senior Center Companion Program 
  • Susan B Anthony Project 
  • The Community School 
  • The Enlightenment School 
  • The Klingburg Center
  • The Morris Foundation
  • Touchstone 
  • Waterbury ARC 
  • Waterbury School System 
  • Waterbury Youth Services
  • Western CT Area Agency on Aging 
  • Western CT Mental Health 
  • Wheeler Clinic W
  • Women and Children’s Center 

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