|Description:||The Social Service Worker program provides you with the knowledge and skills required to make a meaningful contribution in the human service field. You will be challenged to examine your own beliefs and values, develop interpersonal communication skills, and promote social justice, human dignity and equality. Your success in this program will be measured by both your ability to grow and change, and your academic performance. Your studies will include: interviewing; counselling and relationship–building capabilities; effective membership and leadership in group settings; working with families; the creation and maintenance of helping relationships; and practice in such specialized areas as case management, community development and social policy.
Upon graduation, you’ll have a deep understanding of social justice and anti– oppression principles. You’ll also possess a comprehensive set of human service skills which are transferable to a wide range of settings. You’ll benefit from group interaction, as well as independent problem solving and research. Your experiences will include a variety of classroom, seminar and experiential modalities that integrate field placement experience with theoretical knowledge. The field placement is an important component to your employment preparation process.
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