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.
Building and maintaining healthy relationships and learning how to effectively communicate are central components of the Diploma in Human Service Work at Okanagan College.
Courses in Human Service Work prepare students to work with vulnerable populations, using a person-centred approach.
MEd, San Diego State University
BSW, University of Calgary
Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW), BC College of Social Workers
LPN, Health Studies
I am a Registered Nurse of 30 years; working at Okanagan College for almost 20 years. I have been teaching the Autism Certificate Program and diversability content in a number of programs at Okanagan College for 10 years. I am also a Community Nurse Educator and provide workshops to the general public and community agencies on mental, physical and developmental diversability topics, specializing in autism. My presentations are from the multiple perspectives of neurobiology, health education and experience as a parent of two children with specialized needs. I provide an informative and engaging mix of candid stories, clear examples and practical strategies.
RN, BN, Autism Education, Okanagan College Continuing Studies
I worked for many years in pediatrics and women's health in Europe. After immigration to Canada worked in wholistic health care and public health. In 2009 I started doing what I love most, teaching in the Nursing program, HCA, nutritionist and now HSW program. I am actively involved with BC SUPPORT Unit in patient oriented health research and a member of the Standing Committee on Health Services and Public Health with the MOH, besides being a health coach with UVIC Self Management Program.
Master of Nursing, Management Zentrum St. Gallen, CH
RNP, University of Erlangen
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