What's a Human Service Worker? What's a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant?

Job Functions

Graduates of the Human Services and Behavioral Health program work directly with a diverse group of clients of all ages including:

  • individuals with mental and emotional problems
  • people in crisis
  • persons with alcohol and drug addictions
  • homeless families
  • children with behavioral problems
  • persons with developmental disabilities
  • survivors of abuse and domestic violence
  • people who are incarcerated
  • the elderly

Click on the following Occupational Outlook Handbook web site for an excellent description about: the nature of mental health/human service work, working conditions, employment, job outlook and earnings, related occupations, and additional information.

Basic Facts about the MHT Program

  • We began in September 1967 under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a joint venture between Sinclair Community College and the State of Ohio, Department of Mental Hygiene and Corrections (now ODMHAS - Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services).
  • From their inception, all four community behavioral health centers in Dayton were staffed, in part, by Sinclair MHT graduates.
  • Over 1500 graduates since 1969.
  • Currently over seventy five (75) training sites covering a six county area.
  • Graduates pursue Bachelor degrees in the fields of social work, human services, rehabilitation counseling, substance abuse counseling, psychology, and nursing. 
  • Accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.
  • Program graduates mirror the national profile for paraprofessional human service and chemical dependency graduates in terms of age and sex distribution, socioeconomic position, and motivation for entering the field.

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Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.