Human Service Worker Certificate and Diploma
Students in the Human Service Worker (HSWR) program are trained in a wide variety of helping interventions so that they may provide direct services to individuals or groups with a diversity of needs. Human Service Workers work in many different service settings integrating and coordinating the efforts of specialized professionals.
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Human Service Workers are trained in basic helping skills essential to the helping relationship. These skills include:
- observing and recording pertinent information
- conducting groups
- implementing treatment plans
- consulting with other workers and agencies
- mobilizing and utilizing community resources
- problem solving
- advocating for clients
In addition to skill training, the College of the Rockies' HSW program provides knowledge and values components as the foundation to practice these skills. A major component of human service education is experiential learning or learning-by-doing. Our program provides extensive field-based experiences or practica in a variety of community agencies. Such practica allows you, the student, to integrate knowledge and skills and thereby demonstrate competency.