Social Service Worker - Gerontology
Program Learning Outcomes
This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Identify needs, strengths and resources of older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote their optimal functioning, well being, and quality of life.
- Plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults.
- Function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary and interagency team, in the development and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.
- Record information accurately and communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats, in adherence to privacy, and freedom of information legislation.
- Establish and maintain helping relationships which adhere to professional, legal and ethical standards aligned to social service work.
- Recognize diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families, and communities, to promote accessible and responsive programs and services.
- Develop strategies and plans that lead to the promotion of self care, improved job performance, and enhanced work relationships.
- Work in communities to advocate for change strategies that promote social and economic justice and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.