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Counselling Skills for Human Services certificate................. ideas?

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Question:
I have this certificate (I live in Ontario) and I have not been able to find any jobs that only require this specific certificate. For example, if I apply at a group home, schools or shelters, I get told that I need my Social Worker diploma or CYW diploma or so forth. It's not like I am applying to be a social worker or anything but it seems like now to get a job in the community services field you have to have a specialized diploma. I am starting to wonder why colleges even offer this program if no one hires ppl with the cert. Does anyone have any idea what jobs I do qualify for or was this a wasted certificate for me?




Answer:
In your interviews, advise that you are continuing your studies part time and upgrading your qualification to the one they want. Also, you should be able to cross credit a lot of your papers ie you will not have to complete a whole new qualification, as the certificate you have should earn you substantial credit towards the new one.



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