Human Services

Human Services

The field of human services includes career paths in many of the "helping" professions.  Jobs are varied, including case management aide, residential counselor, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, mental health technician community outreach worker, life skills counselor and gerontology aide. These jobs usually work with professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation or social work.

Human services workers provide direct and indirect client services. They assess clients' needs, establish their eligibility for benefits and services and help clients obtain them. They may organize and lead group activities or assist individuals with daily living skills, including providing emotional support.

Students have the opportunity to get involved in Tau Upsilon Alpha, the national organization for human services honor society. 

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Abby Jackson

Abby Jackson
Social Work

“I was raised around educators and knew from an early age I had a passion for helping others.”   Full Story

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Sylvia Malta

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Office Hours

7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

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