Social/Human Services Assistants provide valuable client services in a wide variety of settings including rehabilitation agencies and organizations that support independent living for people with mental illness, acquired brain injury, and substance abuse. Social/Human Services Assistants may assist social workers in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.
Social/Human Services Assistants support individuals with disabilities to lead self-directed lives. This program teaches students to develop the skills, values, and knowledge to effectively assist those who utilize social services. The curriculum covers basic knowledge about special populations and the challenges encountered in human services work; ethical guidelines; and essential helping skills. Learn to interact with other members of a multidisciplinary team, including professionals with advanced degrees. Health and safety in the residential-care environment is taught, including an introduction to medication administration, although certification in medication administration is not part of this course. Upon completion, students will be prepared for entry-level positions as residential living assistants, direct behavioral support staff, job coaches, and mentors.
Conveniently offered at our Waterbury Campus.