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Human Services - Social Service Work

Human Services - Social Service Work

Virlyn Collantes’ practicum experience working with children and youth with disabilities in the Music and Arts program at a children’s rehabilitation hospital led to a paid position.

You want to be an advocate for positive change in the face of family breakdowns, mental illness, gang violence and crisis situations. If you are looking for a career that allows you to make a lasting impact in the lives of individuals and communities who most need positive change, Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Services – Social Service Work concentration will lead you into a career with meaning.

Earn both a college diploma and a university degree in just four years through Tyndale’s partnership with Seneca College. The combination of your degree and diploma will give you both the theoretical foundation and practical knowledge employers are looking for. You will complete an internship and work closely with professors who are experts in their field. They will train you to apply your classroom learning to real-life situations so you can help clients overcome personal obstacles. Through the Seneca SSW Accelerated Diploma component of the program, students may be eligible to become licensed SSW candidates regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers subject to the independent criteria of the OCSWSSW regulatory body.

Shawn James [BA Human Services – Social Service Work] is the Community Director at UrbanPromise Toronto, where he supports at-risk children and youth aged five to 15. His team has helped youth secure jobs and get into colleges and universities.

Graduates are working as

  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Community Crisis Worker
  • Street Outreach Worker

Program Options

  • Available as a Major

Read how graduates are making an impact and how their Tyndale university experience prepared them.

Janney Lock

At first, I was deeply anxious about financing my education. However, I came to the realization that if Tyndale was where God wanted me to be then He would unlimitedly provide.

Laura Blumenstock

Laura Blumenstock began her career as a career and job placement specialist in the social service work industry ...

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“I’ve taken lessons from my professors and put them into practice at my job with the Salvation Army community centre to have a positive influence on children and tutor them in their schoolwork.”– Joshua Hayford [BA Human Services – Social Service Work], student

Here are some interesting courses you may take in the Human Services - Social Service Work program:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Marriage and Family
  • Theories of Social Work
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

Program Faculty

Dr. Anthony Hutchinson

Dr. Nancy Ross