Social workers are people who want to help individuals overcome difficulties and improve their lives. They are professionals who help people with a wide range of issues, including psychological, behavioral, financial, health, relationship, and substance abuse problems. Social workers act as advocates; they educate and teach skills, link clients to resources, protect vulnerable people, counsel clients and research social problems.
Approximately 70% of all counseling is conducted by licensed social workers. For more information on social work careers, visit the web site at http://socialworkers.org/ .
A person pursuing a social work degree can find employment in the following areas:
|Health Care||Non-profit organizations||Government||Social Service Agencies|
|Education||For Profit agencies||Criminal Justice||Private Practice|
Social work is a pathway to transformative work for themselves, others and the world. These are people who are empathic and want to contribute to compassion and justice in the world. They are individuals who pursue social transformations and want to provide a vision for a better way of living. Most social workers have immense hearts and their work is an expression of their inner beings.
Social Work supports the following general education outcome: Written and Oral communication, critical thinking and values/citizenship/community.
For program specific information click on the program below:
Social Work is a profession for people who want to help those in need to overcome difficulties and improve their lives. The Associate of Arts in Social Work is dedicated to students wishing to transfer to a four year university in Social Work or a related field. With an associate’s, students can begin working in the field as paraprofessionals in social service settings. Social Work will provide students with skills and knowledge necessary to help people with a wide range of issues including psychological/mental health, behavioral, financial, health, relationships, and substance abuse problems. At the Associate’s level, students complete practicum and service learning opportunities and explore skills related to advocacy and case management as well as skills related to working with multicultural client populations. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.View Full Program Details
A short-term certificate competency based, task-specific training for Head Start Family Specialists, Family Service Specialists and Family Workers whose job it is to provide the support services which are needed by families to enhance the quality of their family life. Courses in this curriculum will focus on achieving proficiency in the following areas: social work core knowledge, values, skills; social work ethics and theory, interviewing and documentation; group/organization and micro-level methodologies; collaboration and advocacy; understanding family dynamics, barriers to self-sufficiency, conflict resolution, cultural and social diversity issues, the relationship between social problems and institutional responses.View Full Program Details
The Social Service Short-Term Certificate is designed to provide the tools needed for employees and volunteer leaders related to human service agencies and nonprofit organizations emphasizing the skills of: communication, critical analysis of social problems, investigative techniques, an understanding of the bureaucratic social and legal system serving the community and the role of the volunteer.View Full Program Details
The Social Work Department houses the following specialized learning spaces:
Center for Applied Social Issues (CASI) Research Center is a computer classroom/lab in Building 12, Room 363 that supports the program/course outcomes.
Description of the specific services or activities of the center or lab: Sociology and GIS classes are held on a regular basis in this computer classroom/lab. ESRI software housed in the lab supports Geographic Information Systems courses. The lab allows for the integration of data analysis learning activities associated with the Sociology curriculum. The Research Center is used extensively during both Fall and Spring semesters by Sociology students to conduct the bi-annual All-Grad Study on behalf of Research, Analytics and Reporting at Sinclair.
Center for Applied Social Issues (CASI) Student Learning Lab in Building 12, Room 365 provides an active learning space for students to bolster sociological concepts based upon the Social Work outcomes and objectives, as well as facilitate general education outcomes, such as literacy and communication skills.
Description of the specific services or activities of the center or lab:
The Sinclair Community College Social Work Program offers students opportunities to take part in Service Learning Opportunities, Field Trips, as well as a Practicum Experience. Below are some examples of pivotal experiences that students have had in our program:
Advocacy Day - March of 2015. The event paired students with Wright State University students to learn about the importance of advocating for important social issues. Students spoke with representatives from the House and Senate to advocacy for disenfranchised populations on topics such as LGBTQA Rights, Police/Community Relations, and Student Loan Debt.
Link to WSU Transfer Criteria PPT will be added – WSU is in the process of editing for fall.