Humber’s Social Service Worker diploma program, offered on a full- and part-time basis, prepares you to work with people to help them overcome a variety of struggles. Approaching your education from an individual and a community perspective, you’ll be taught how to empower people to assert their rights and meet their responsibilities in effective and successful ways.
Our curriculum is updated frequently to ensure that what you are learning is current and relevant. Skilled, committed faculty with real-life work experience in the human services field teach with a focus on promoting equality, addressing the disadvantages people face on the basis of race, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation.
You will also learn about human behaviour and development; improving communication, interviewing and counselling skills; and how to work with groups and communities so they can better support their members. In your field placements, you will gain experience in at least two different types of human service agencies, where you will have supervised contact with clients. You will develop the skills needed to intervene in crisis situations and to work with a broad range of people including those experiencing domestic violence, mental health issues and substance abuse, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, and other challenging life events.
Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program. For dates, call 416.675.6622 ext. 3484.