Human Services Diploma

Human Services Diploma

This program offers the skills and knowledge needed in helping people. Throughout the program, students will gain the necessary skills, professionalism, conduct required to be a competent human service worker. The program gives hands-on experiences of a human service worker through classroom and co-curricular activities such as practicum and field experiences. Human services students will be trained to help and support vulnerable populations and at-risk groups in achieving an optimum quality of life. Students will also gain valuable research skills, ethics, group work, interviewing, case management as well as community development skills. Human Service Workers are trained in skills essential to the client relationship. These skills include:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Observing and recording pertinent information
  • Conducting groups
  • Case management skills
  • Group work
  • Consulting with other workers and agencies
  • Problem-solving
  • Advocating for clients

In addition to skill training, Brookes College’s Human Services program provides knowledge and values components to practice these skills. A major component of human services education is experiential learning. Our program provides extensive field-based experiences in a variety of community agencies. Such practical experience allows the student to integrate knowledge and skills and thereby demonstrate competency.

Career Choices

Graduates from our Human Services Workers program will be prepared for employment in the human service, mental health and community living fields. You will learn to build purposeful relationships that promote increased levels on health and wellbeing of individuals, families and groups within the community.

  • Community Service Worker
  • Addictions Worker
  • Disability Support Services Worker
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Victim Support Workerr
  • Family Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Youth Outreach Worker
  • Child and Youth Care Worker

Program Highlights

  • Program Duration: 53 weeks. This is an accelerated program; you will complete your program in one year instead of two years.
  • 20 courses
  • 200 hours of practicum experience and an additional 28 hours of in-class practicum workshops
  • This course prepares you for one of the fastest-growing industries in Canada.
  • Evening classes available

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships which adhere to professional, legal, and ethical standards aligned with human and community service work.
  • Recognize the diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families, and communities to promote accessible and responsive programs and services.
  • Identify current social policy, relevant legislation, and political, social, and/or economic systems and their impacts on service delivery.
  • Advocate for appropriate access to resources to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and community partners.
  • Develop strategies and plans that lead to the promotion of self-care, improved job performance, and enhanced work relationships.
  • Integrate social group work and group facilitation skills across a wide range of environments, supporting growth and development of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Work in communities to advocate for change strategies that promote social and economic justice and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.

Domestic Student Fees

Tuition: $13,380
Books: $500
Total Program Cost – $13,880
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