Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability in order to participate.
The Wagner Paraprofessional Certificate Program is an intensive two-year certificate program which trains human service volunteers to help children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, counseling centers, and community agencies.
The program requires a two-year commitment of one full day per week for approximately 25-30 weeks each year. In addition, during the second year students are required to do field work. Participants will be prepared to work as volunteer paraprofessionals, under the direction of professional staff in various community organizations. Students in the program will be trained to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of situations such as:
- Parent-child relations
- Marital relationships including intermarriage, blended families, and single parenting
- Mid-life transitions
- Health and aging issues
- Bereavement, death and dying
- Domestic Violence.
Graduates of the Human Services Paraprofessional Certificate Program make a commitment of two years of community service.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION:
- Regular attendance and participation in all classes, supervision groups and growth groups
- Demonstration of competence in counseling skills and upholding ethical and legal mandates of mental health workers
- Completion of Peer Counseling requirements
- Regular attendance and participation at an approved field work assignment from October through June of the second year
- Successful completion of all written and oral assignments
- Recommendation for graduation by the Director, growth group leaders and supervision group leaders
*In the Spring of the first year, each student will meet with a professional staff member to assess progress toward meeting the goals stated above.
**Graduation for qualifying 2020 students will be Sunday, May 31, 2020.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.