The Human Services Council is about: 

  • Making students aware of opportunities in the human service field,
  • Providing community service to the University and Newark community,
  • Assisting undergraduate Human Service majors in peer advisement, and
  • Emphasizing the importance of helping through speakers and community activities

Examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Volunteering at the Early Learning Center after school program
  • Participating in New Directions Early Head Start annual toy drive
  • Read each week with children at the New Directions Early Head Start Center

Thinking about getting a job in Human Services?

  • Here are some of the job titles that Human Service students obtain:
  • Activities Counselor/Therapist
  • Addictions Counselor
  • After School Manager
  • Associate Director of Development
  • Behavior Analyst with Disabilities
  • Bereavement Counselor
  • Boy Scouts District Executive
  • Case Manager for Foster Care
  • Chief of Operations, Family Court
  • Community Organizer
  • Conference Manager
  • Cooperative Extension staff
  • Coordinator of Family Planning Services
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Detention Officer
  • Development Coordinator
  • Director of Activities
  • Disabilities Specialist
  • Family Service Specialist
  • High School Admissions Counselor
  • Human Resource Representative/Coordinator
  • Human Services Counselor/ Social Worker
  • Legal Advocate/Outreach Coordinator
  • Manager/Director of Residential facility
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Parent Educator
  • Patient Aid Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Program of Social Services Director
  • Program Support Specialist
  • Relocation Administrator
  • Residential Counselor
  • Respite Care Coordinator
  • School Counselor
  • State Budget Analyst
  • Student Activities Coordinator
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Youth Coordinator

 

Interested specifically in a career in family policy?

  • Students interested in family policy should consider joining the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice.  Check out their website for more information http://www.apa.org/divisions/div37/. They also have a student listserv that may interest you.
  • Click here for a list of Public Policy Organizations where people work in family policy positions.
  • Click here for examples of Human Services jobs.