STEUBENVILLE — Japanese Gateway Neighborhood Faculty has added a brand new main — social work.
EGCC is now enrolling college students in its lately accredited affiliate diploma of utilized science in social work. Lessons start within the fall semester.
This system will present a basis for college students to pursue a bachelor’s diploma in social work at a four-year school, or instantly search employment as an assistant to licensed social staff. Some states, comparable to Ohio, enable people with an affiliate diploma in social work to be registered as a social work assistant.
“Social work is among the most wanted professions to deal with the wants of kids, households, faculties, victims of home violence, drug abuse, psychological well being and people concerned with the felony justice system,” stated Thomas Graham, EGCC’s dean of liberal arts and enterprise. “The diploma is particularly vital presently as a result of COVID-19 scenario affecting folks and households who’ve the virus and entrance line staff who could also be coping with stress and psychological well being stress. It is a nice alternative to be in a profession of service to others.”
A social work assistant works with licensed social staff and different psychological well being care professionals to assist with assessments, referrals, preliminary screening, case administration, prevention companies and in creating group applications.
“The true mission of a group school is to be attentive to the social, financial and well being wants of their group, and at Japanese Gateway Neighborhood Faculty we’re at all times taking a look at how we will put together our college students so as to add worth to their communities,” stated John Crooks, EGCC’s vp of educational affairs.
This system will embrace 30 semester hours in fact work involving social service and social work expertise, human behavioral theories, and analyzing social programs. College students should additionally full a social service practicum which requires 200 clock hours of working with a licensed social employee in an utilized social work setting. College students can even full 21 semester hours of associated programs in psychology, sociology and economics.
A felony background verify and drug take a look at are required previous to registering for the practicum. This system will probably be provided at EGCC’s Steubenville and Youngstown campuses in addition to on-line.