Educating the Social Service Professional
The Benefit Plus Learning Center equips social service professionals through its high quality training opportunities. Professionals learn the fundamentals of public benefit and federally subsidized housing programs, gain practical knowledge, and develop skills to effectively navigate the government system, all at an affordable cost.
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View Current Training Schedule Spring 2013
Held throughout the year, our courses will enable professionals to:
- Learn the fundamentals of public benefits and housing programs,
- Gain practical knowledge to effectively access benefits and housing programs for clients,
- Develop skills to successfully use the information to negotiate the benefit system,
- Interact with expert instructors and learn best practicesand dialogue with participants about successful strategies,
- Dialogue with participants about successful strategies,
- Network with other social service professionals in the field.
Training participants receives a Participant Guide and additional tools to assist them when working with clients. We offer both basic courses, which includes the fundamentals of various benefit and housing programs, as well as advanced courses, such as returning to work provisions, complex budgeting, overpayments, dealing with challenges when working with special populations (immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, survivors of domestic violence, homeless, disconnected youth) and more. Click here to receive email alerts to upcoming training!