Family Support Services Program Highlights
Does your heart love helping children and their families? A career in family support services could be perfect for you.
Rogue Community College now offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Family Support Services. This degree prepares you for entry-level careers in family support through classroom and real-life training. Upon graduation, you may be serving children and families as a family advocate, home visitor, parent educator, or family outreach worker, among other occupations.
Your job could include helping families with:
- Parenting skills.
- Referrals to community resources.
- Accessing services.
- Setting and achieving goals.
- Difficulties accessing services due to language barriers.
As a family support worker, building trusting relationships with families, you will help others by:
- Providing screening and assessment interviews, treatment planning, referrals, and documenting and record management.
- Collaborating with other agencies and organizations for the benefit of families and the community.
- Advocating for clients and coaching them in practicing pro-active self-care.
Coursework spans knowledge and skills in both human services and early childhood development to provide a strong base for you to work with children and families in many settings. Coursework can accommodate both full- and part-time students and those currently employed in the field.
Program training meets requirements for Community Health Worker certification through the Oregon Health Authority.