Helikx School Social Work and Research Department was established in the year 2013 October to establish School Social Workers in different schools as part of a Practitioner based PHD research conducted by our Chairman Mr. G Senthilkumar on “ A Study on Identification of Pupil Problem and Application of School Social Work”. The aim of HSSW is to provide a setting for teaching, learning and for the attainment of competence, confidence, improving the quality , life and education for children.
Helikx Open School had organized a National Seminar on “Changing Demands and Challenges for School Social Work” in collaboration with Department of Social Work PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore in the year 2011. Dr. Anjali Gandhi, Faculty member in the Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, one of the pioneer school social workers who were instrumental in establishing this field in India was the Key Speaker.
Our department newsletter “Bridge the Gap” published every month, composes of Case History, Remedial Teaching, Research Study provides informational updates, connect with different schools and social work practitioner.
HSSW advocate for the practice of school social work and guides school social worker their service to students, schools and families to overcome social, emotional, economic and environmental barriers to learning social adjustment
HSSW seeks to advance the practice of school social work by offering resources that support innovative practice, effective leadership and applied research
HSSW offers trainings and Guest lecturers for Social Work Colleges on Specific Learning Disabilities, Child Development, Research in School Settings, School Social Work, Skill Enhancement for Social Workers, Report Writing and Recording.
Personality Development and Life skills training for Colleges and School.
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He was a member of the Board of Studies in Social Work in 4 universities and for 4 autonomous colleges in Tamil Nadu.
G.Senthilkumar, Chairman, Helikx Institutions Management, Social work graduate from PSG college of Arts and science is at present, pursuing Ph.D (Need for school social worker in school system) in Bharathiyar University. Member of the Board of studies in Social Work for PSG College of arts Science MSW department. He is a Certified Psychometric Assessor for 16 of psychological assessment tool from Mumbai, a Certified National Trainer from NIESBUD, New Delhi for Entrepreneur Development Program, a Certified National Trainer from JCI- India and certified Local Trainer from JCI-University, USA. Specialist in Learning disability and holds multi disciplinary teaching methods certificated from university of Kansas, USA and Israel.., Certified Rehabilitation Social worker under Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi. CRR.NO.A12624. SCHOOL ACCREDITATION ASSESSORS, from QCI & NABET- C.No.AB2010 (Nation Accreditation Board for Education and Training, New Delhi). Internationally certified user of Thomas International’s personal profile Analysis C.No:10046. Selected as mentor for TATA JAGRITI YATRA 2011(initiative of TATA Group to encourage rural entrepreneurs) 18 years of experience in Training and Counseling instrumental in changing more than 500 gifted children to lead their life confidently with new lease of energy and transformed more than 10000 individuals with low confidence to face the world, with better practical outlook. A pioneer to start an educational institution to help children with Specific Learning difficulties and learning disabilities in Salem district. With the Motto of TO LEAD FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT under the Institution banner HELIKX. The principle of the school is CAN YOU TEACH ME THE WAY I CAN UNDERSTAND. Chairman of Helikx Open School and learning Center, Director of Helikx Training institute, Director of Shavyasashi Human Resources Research and training Private Limited, Salem. He is a Special Resource Group Committee member for Specific Learning Difficulties of SSA of Tamil Nadu Government. He is a consultant to 10 schools, on system creations, setting up counseling, Remedial Resource Center, training and Development. He has conducted 5 State Level and 1 National Level conferences on Education In the Training Arena has conducted more than 1000 programs for schools, Colleges, SMES, Corporate houses, and Social Organizations. Specialist in Competency Mapping, Skill Development and Personality Development program, EDP, Learning styles, Relationship Management, Thinking as a Skill, FDP module for school and College staff Parenting and Counseling and basic soft skill modules. He is a Resource Person to Engineering Colleges and Business Management B Schools on Behavior Management and Psychometric tools. He is a consultant to SME(Small Medium Enterprises)on Behavioral and Psychometric Tools. Contributed as Faculty for RYLA 2004 to 2008, Lions PST Leadership Schooling and Key Note Speaker to ZC, RC Training. Co-Faculty to Speech Craft, ZTWS, Chetana (recertification program in Jaycees). Active Rotarian, Jaycee and life member in much social organizations. In the year 2012-2013 has won the GOLDEN EDUCATION AWARD from International Institute of Education and Management for outstanding Achievement in Educational field of activities. Born in the year 1973, 30 th May and married to Devipriya Senthilkumar Psychologist and Secretary of helikx Open School & Learning Centre blessed with two daughters S.Ubhanisha & S. Saayandhavi.
Roopika S, School Social Worker, in Helikx School Social Work and Research Department. Masters in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore and Bachelors Degree in Electronics from V.L.B college of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. She has a wide experience in the field of Specific Learning Disability, Remedial Teaching and Counseling. Certified TA (1-0-1) practitioner, Informal Assessment in S.L D and Pearsons DSTJ Practioner. Practicing Counseling under Dr. Sasichandra (Trained TA Practitioner) in Nityagurukula Coimbatore. Research Assistant in qualitative research “A Study on Identification of Pupil Problem and Application of School Social Work”. Recently honored with the Young Social Worker Award by Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.
She is serves as a Residential School Social Worker in Helikx Open School. Presented paper on International Conference at Bharthiyar University on “Desirable changes and difficult challenges in the process of inclusive education”, and study is published in Progressive Outlook Journal. Co- author for various papers presented in both International and National Conferences. Faculty for training for MSW students of Bharathiyar University on School Social Work. Guest faculty in various colleges on Counseling.
Alen Kuriakose, School Social Worker, in Helikx School Social Work and Research Department. Masters in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Marian School of Social Work, Kuttikanam Kerala under Mahatma Gandhi University and is at pursuing Second year in Masters in Public Administration from Indira Gandhi Open University. Bachelors Degree in English Literature from CMS College Kottayam, Kerala under Mahatma Gandhi University. Practicing Counseling under Dr. Sasichandra (Trained TA Practitioner) in Nityagurukula Coimbathore. He is working in Helikx Open School as a Residential School Social Worker. Experienced in training and teaching SLD Children