Human Services Assistant
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Human Services Assistant

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Program Overview

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.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury Campus.


Important Information

Important Information

  • Pre-requisite: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
Registration Information

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you! (Our office is not accepting walk-in registrations for motorcycle. Please follow instructions provided in the registration packet.)

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

The Connecticut Department of Labor indicates that employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual job openings will offer excellent job opportunities. In our local region, the hourly rate of pay is on average $16.64, with an average annual salary of $34,607. When job hunting, look for these job titles: human services assistant, residential assistant, job coach, direct care worker, behavioral support staff and others.

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