Department of Human Service Work

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Experienced instructors in the Department of Human Service Work help students develop the professional ethics and values, critical thinking skills and the essential interpersonal support skills to work in the social service, mental health and developmental disabilities fields. 

Program spotlight

Building and maintaining healthy relationships and learning how to effectively communicate are central components of the Diploma in Human Service Work at Okanagan College. 

Instructors

Mark Nishihara

Co-Chair - Human Service Work
Office: Main Building D334
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2241

Credentials:
MSW, UBC
BSW, UVic
RSW

Dyani Simon

Co-Chair - Human Service Work
Office: Lab Building 131
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4443

Helen French

Human Service Work
Office: Main Building C311
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 2346

Jo-Dee Hecko

Human Service Work
Office: Lab Building 125
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4623

Courses

Courses in Human Service Work prepare students to work with vulnerable populations, using a person-centred approach.

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