Social Services

Life Skills Assessments & Support

Life Skills Assessment

A life skills assessment is a valuable tool to evaluate an individual's ability to perform everyday activities independently. This assessment is especially helpful for children facing developmental, emotional, or behavioural challenges. The assessment is conducted by a social service worker, who uses various methods to evaluate the child's skills in areas such as personal care, home management, and community functioning. The assessment helps identify areas where the child needs support or intervention and areas of strength. 

Based on the assessment, a plan is developed to build and strengthen life skills, including self-care, meal preparation, and time management. The social service worker may collaborate with other professionals, such as occupational therapists or behavioural specialists, to create a comprehensive plan that helps the child achieve greater independence and success in their daily activities.

Life Skills Support

A social service worker can help children develop essential life skills by assessing their current abilities in personal care, financial management, household tasks, and job readiness. The worker may then develop a customized plan to teach the child the skills they need to increase their independence and success in these areas. 

This plan may include teaching basic hygiene routines, budgeting skills, resume-building skills, and household chores. The social service worker can also provide practical support, such as connecting the child with community resources, assisting with job applications, or accompanying the child to appointments. By teaching these essential life skills, social service workers can help children build self-esteem, promote independence, and succeed in their future lives.

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