If your looking to get into a profession that is as challenging as it is rewarding, than a career in Social Services and Community may be right for you. Community and social service workers provide front-line services in a variety of settings. They provide counselling and support, outreach and engagement to the isolated, and help the disadvantaged to meet their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing. This path can vary greatly in regard to actual work performed.
Community & Social Service Careers cover a wide range of jobs including: Health educators, marriage and family therapists, probation officers, rehabilitation counselors, human services assistants as well as social workers and substance abuse counselors. These types of jobs can be found at welfare agencies, schools, and community service organizations among other places. Many of these jobs do require some sort of post-secondary degree for entry level positions. However, there are some exceptions, such as a human service assistant. Some jobs such as a substance abuse counselor will range in required education from a HS degree to a master’s degree.[ii]