Africa College of Technology

Occupational Certificate: Social Auxiliary Worker Level 5

Categories: Health
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About Course

The primary objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for the role of a Social Auxiliary Worker. In this capacity, Social Auxiliary Workers assist in providing social services and support to individuals, families, groups, and communities across a wide spectrum of social service and related social welfare areas. These services encompass a broad range of needs and concerns, including but not limited to addressing emotional trauma, providing life skills development, addressing emotional stress, managing financial stress, meeting recreational needs, addressing social needs, and addressing matters related to housing (with a developmental approach).

What Will You Learn?

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, a qualified learner will possess the ability to:
  • 1. **Basic Counselling and Support**: Offer basic counselling and support services to individuals and families facing socio-economic challenges, assisting them in addressing and managing their difficulties.
  • 2. **Group Facilitation**: Facilitate non-therapeutic groups, including educational and support groups, to help them work toward achieving their developmental goals as a collective.
  • 3. **Community Development**: Promote participatory development within communities, encouraging active involvement to address common socio-economic needs and promote social justice.
  • 4. **Data Collection**: Collect and compile data to inform social services interventions, aiding in the assessment and planning of appropriate support measures.
  • In summary, this qualification equips learners with the skills and knowledge required to provide counselling and support, facilitate group activities, promote community development, and utilize data for effective social services interventions.

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