Social Services Assistant

Social Services Assistants help social workers and healthcare workers provide services to individuals in their care. In this entry-level career-training certificate, you will learn how to evaluate client needs, assist clients with obtaining services including welfare, Medicaid and food stamps, and techniques for providing person-centered support. Techniques for organizing and facilitating group activities and providing daily living skills to prepare individuals living in halfway and supportive housing will be discussed.
Mental Health First Aid Certification by the National Council for Behavioral Health is included in this certificate.


  • Understanding direct service
  • Facilitating positive behaviors
  • Communication: interpersonal skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Physical development supports
  • Person centered planning
  • Services and supports
  • Regulations, documentation and reporting
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification


High school diploma, GED or equivalent


Course Code: HREL G5003

For course information and to register, please contact (860) 906-5130

Career Information

The Connecticut Department of Labor reports that employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.  As a Social Services Assistant you may expect your entry-level hourly rate to be approximately $13.75 and the average annual income is noted as $41,441 in Connecticut.