Social/Human Services Assistant

Certificate Program

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.





Important Information

Pre-requisite:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.





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.  

 









 

Cost

The program costs include all books, supplies and materials. 

A payment plan is available.  Please download the plan and read the details carefully.  A signed copy of the plan must be provided with your first payment at the time of registration.


How to Register

Waterbury Campus

Walk In:

NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Founder's Hall, Center for Health Science, Room F323
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:
Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Room F323
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708-3011

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-575-8029
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
MC/Visa/Discover only

Danbury Campus

Walk In:

190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810-7805
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:

Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC Danbury Campus
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810-7805

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-437-9699
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Program Coordinator
Laurie L Hornbecker
203-575-8031 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: Founders
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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