Social and Human Service Assistant Proficiency Certificate

When completed, the courses may be applied to the associate degree program in Behavioral Health/Human Services or related Academic Certificates.

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Learn the core values, concepts, vocabulary, knowledge base and practice skills for helping relationships. You will learn how to work with individuals of varying ages and abilities in a variety of settings, using skills sets such as assessing readiness, identifying key challenges, establishing goals and taking specific action steps. This certificate is designed for individuals interested in employment as casework assistants, case managers, residential support staff, youth advocates, mental health assistants, peer counselor, support staff and youth ministries.


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Social and Community Service Managers – est. salary $65,254*
Mental Health Counselors – est. salary $42,094*
Community Health Workers – est. salary $40,959*
Social and Human Service Assistants – est. salary $32,154*


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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