The Social Service Assistant Certificate is designed to provide the tools needed for employment with human service agencies emphasizing the skills of: communication, critical analysis of social problems, mediation, and investigative techniques. The inclusion of Mental Health Technology 1130, Introduction to Addictive Illness, provides an opportunity for the student to secure a Chemical Dependency Certified Assistant Certificate after state mandated criteria is met.
Prerequisites: Other (This certificate is restricted to inmates enrolled in the Advanced Job Training Program at Dayton Correctional Institution, Pickaway Correctional Institution, Allen Correctional Institution, Southeastern Correctional Institution, and other participating correctional institutions.)
Demonstrate understanding of cultural and social diversity issues
Utilize effective oral communication skills.
Achieve proficiency in the knowledge and understanding of addictive illnesses.
Obtain skills in the recognition of issues pertaining to the inmate population.