Human Service workers support individuals with disabilities in leading self-directed lives. Develop skills, values, and knowledge to effectively assist those who utilize social services. Basic knowledge about certain populations and problems encountered in human service work, ethical guidelines, and essential helping skills are covered. Learn how to interact with other members of a multi-disciplinary team, including professionals with advanced degrees. Health and safety in the residential-care environment is taught, including an introduction to medication administration. Certification in medication administration is not part of the course. Upon completion, students will be prepared for entry-level positions as Residential Living Assistants, Direct Behavioral Support staff, and mentors. Note: A textbook is required for this course and can be purchased for approximately $110 through our college bookstore. Please bring the CRN and course title to the college bookstore when purchasing. Prerequisite: High-school diploma or GED. This program is eligible for WIA funding – contact CT Works.
Spring 2016 Courses