This foundational course aims to provide new entrant or early career professionals with an orientation to the field of Human Services. Learners will explore the following fundamental components of Human Services through the contexts of Chronic Care, Crisis Services and Systems Planning: (1) Analyzing the Practitioner’s Role within the System, (2) Understanding the Client, (3) Preparing the Environment, and (4) Practitioner Skills and Approaches to Client Care. Through experiential, collaborative, and reflective learning practices, learners will articulate their Human Services practitioner mission statement, and develop a self-care toolkit to manage ongoing stress and the risk of burnout within their workplace. Learners will also create a plan to transfer and apply their learning from this course to their practice by developing a learning event that can be shared with colleagues within their organization.
Who should attend?
New entrant or early career human services professionals who are seeking to continue to develop their knowledge, skills and professional network. These individuals may deliver community services to individuals and organizations in the contexts of child, elder and vulnerable person care, mental health and counselling, social work, psycho-social support, community engagement and development.