IHSW105 Community Helping Project

In this capstone course, students will demonstrate competency in knowledge, skills and values related to human service work through theory and the implementation of a community helping project. This project will allow the students to identify a need in a community and to tailor a community development framework to address this need. Students will be expected to draw upon the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the Certificate program.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks: 15



HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
IHSW 101 Introduction to Human Service Work
SSWD 120 Ethics and Practice
SSWD 215 Interpersonal Communications


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Importance of community
- Introduction to Community Development
- History of Community Development in Canada
- Community Development Perspectives and Frameworks
- Skills for Community Developers
- Indigenous Community Development
- Social Welfare and Community Development



Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of IHSW 105, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of community resources
- Articulate community dynamics and needs
- Explain the role of the Human Service Worker and specific helping skills required for Community Development work within Indigenous communities
- Apply knowledge gained from previous courses to a community development project
- Apply the BC College of Social Workers Code of Ethics in practice
- Demonstrate good communication skills
- Demonstrate an ability to assess community needs from the grassroots
- Develop a community plan
- Critically reflect on personal learning



Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 60


Percentage of Group Work: 40


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.