The purpose of this course is for students to become familiar with the field of social services and their role as future social services workers. Students will learn skills that they will need for their field practice placements that include the Social Work Standards of Practice, the scope of practice, impression management, effective communication, presentation and the effective use of community resources to assist clients. Students will be learning and practicing the ongoing process of becoming more self-aware and of recognizing the significance of this skill as a social services worker.
To register for this course, you must be accepted as a part-time Social Services Worker (SSW) student by completing an application package and meeting basic requirements. Full-time SSW students must have the permission of the part-time SSW co-ordinator in order to take this course.