Human Services Programs

Phone:
707-468-3020 - Coordinator Dan Jenkins, MA

Mendocino College’s Human Services programs prepare students to become Social and Human Services paraprofessionals, and to transfer to four-year universities to become professional counselors, social workers, or similar behavioral health providers.

 

Social and Human Services paraprofessionals assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. They may assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. They may also assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. 

In California, growth rates for Social and Human Services paraprofessionals is a very good +17%.

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President Obama’s Budget Offers Opportunities for Social Workers in Child Welfare, Behaviorial Health, Early Childhood Home Visiting

Photo courtesy of Wayne State University School of Social Work.

Photo courtesy of Wayne State University School of Social Work.

When President Obama released his final budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on February 9, there were several opportunities for social workers in child welfare, behavioral health and early childhood home visiting.

Of particular note is the focus on improving the child welfare workforce, policy priorities long sought by the National Association of Social Workers. The budget provides funding to improve the training and skills of the child welfare workforce, by helping caseworkers obtain a Bachelor or Master’s degree in social work and it also provides incentives to state child welfare agencies to hire and retain caseworkers with this specialized education.

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