Community Health Worker
Social and Human Services – Community Health Worker (AS) degree program is designed to prepare the student for position as human service practitioners/professionals to work with the community population in environments such as government agencies, private agencies, short and long-term acute care facilities, nursing homes, community-based care providers, residential facilities, group home, and other environments that provides care and services to the community. Course content includes human growth and development, case management, assessment, and supervised fieldwork experiences.
An important part of the program at the College of Health and Allied Development is the supervised field work experience that the student receives in an agency, organization, or program of his/her choice.
Upon completion of the Social and Human Services – Community Health Worker (AS) degree program graduates will:
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the human services delivery system and human services occupations.
- Apply effective written and verbal communication.
- Apply knowledge of wellness and disease concepts to real life situations.
- Utilize information technology applications in human services.
- Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
- Demonstrate proficiency in client assessment and evaluation.
- Apply case management skills in real life situations.
- Assess client/family needs, strengths, and resources.
- Assist client/families in goal setting and achievement.
- Educate client/families.
- Establish client/family support system.