Help Those in Need With A Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Services
If you’re interested in a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Services, then you’re most likely pursuing a career in which you can serve others and make a difference.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in community and social services occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2019 to 2029—faster than the average for all occupations.
This means there will be jobs that professionals trained in child and family services need to fill.
Who You Can Help With A Child and Family Services Degree
When you earn your bachelor’s in child and family services, you’ll be prepared to support children of all ages and their families.
Graduates may find jobs in non-profit organizations, social services agencies, educational institutions, businesses, or government agencies.
Job titles you may pursue include:
- Children’s advocate coordinator
- Day care center director
- Early childhood interventionist
- Family resource coordinator
- Case manager
Whichever career path you choose, you’re bound to make a positive impact in the lives of children and their families.
How You Can Help With A Child and Family Services Degree
Earning your bachelor’s in child and family services equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to face the possible obstacles and challenges that arise when working with children and families.
You’ll hear about firsthand experiences from professionals who are working or who’ve worked with children and families. Additionally, you’ll learn about child development, human diversity, professional ethics, and the family system.
If you can master the following qualities, then you’ll be able to support many children and families in your career.
- Be empathetic
- Be an active listener
- Be a strong communicator
- Be patient
Geneva College’s experienced faculty within the child and family services program will help you not only learn the necessary facts, figures, and definitions—they’ll help you hone these important qualities.
The Importance of Learning about Vulnerable Individuals
Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, people with disabilities, the homeless, and those with other chronic health conditions, including mental illness.
Unfortunately, vulnerable individuals in the United States are taken advantage of daily.
Many people hear this news and have a heart to help, but aren’t able to because they lack the proper resources and knowledge to take action.
This is why becoming educated in child and family services is important. The more trained professionals who can help vulnerable individuals, the better.
Make A Lasting Difference in Your Community
At Geneva College our mission is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
All it takes is one person to make a lasting difference in a community. You can help your community by advocating for and supporting the younger generation and it’s families.
Visit the overview page to learn more about Geneva College’s fully online bachelor’s degree in child and family services, so you can serve your community and the children and families who live within it.
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