Social Services

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HSV 110R : Introduction to Social Services

This course will provide an introduction to the field of social services. An overview of the historical and philosophical roots of the profession, including information from psychology and sociology, will be presented. The course examines the range and diversity of service delivery models, program settings, and populations served. Current issues and trends along with challenges and opportunities within the field are highlighted. The roles and responsibilities of the social services worker and career and professional development planning will be emphasized.

Credits

3

HSV 123R : Supportive Communication Skills

This course introduces the theories and concepts of interpersonal communication. The process and practice of supportive communication skills will be emphasized. Issues impacting effective communication and common challenges will be examined. Students will develop skills that can be utilized to supportively communicate with a variety of people in a range of environments.

Credits

3

HSV 125R : Service Coordination

This course is an introduction to service coordination. The emphasis will be on recognizing and enhancing human potential through the utilization of a strength-based approach. The three major phases of service coordination – assessment, planning, and implementation – will be explored. Topics covered include professional roles and responsibilities, legal and ethical issues, historical perspectives, and current models.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(or corequisite)

HSV 270R : Social Services Fieldwork

This course, coupled with its co-requisite, Social Services Seminar, provides the student with a comprehensive capstone experience. The student will apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in previous course work. The student will be placed at a community program/agency. Under the guidance of the site supervisor, the student will engage in observations, educational activities, and direct services and other professional tasks. A minimum of 135 hours will be completed at the fieldwork site.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HSV 110R, HSV 123R, HSV 125R, HSV 126R, HSV 271R (or corequisite)

HSV 271R : Social Services Seminar

This course, coupled with its co-requisite, Social Services Fieldwork, provides the student with a comprehensive capstone experience. The student will revise their personal philosophy statement and update their career and professional developmgit ent plan. In addition, the student will engage in collaborative and collegial exchanges with other seminar participants. Finally, the student will complete a degree portfolio.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

(or corequisite)