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HSV 286 - Intervention Theories/Prac I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Study of several management and planning theories and practices used to assess client needs, establish goals, identify resources and make appropriate referrals. Community resources are explored. Only offered Fall and Spring semesters.
Prerequisite: HSV 109 , HSV 130  
Competencies
  1. Identify many of the agencies which provide services in the Human Services field using First Call for Help.
    1. Identify services provided by various agencies
    2. Identify eligibility requirements of clients
    3. Identify client referral processes
  2. Perform an assessment of client needs
    1. Gather relevant data
    2. Identify needs, citing facts that indicate the need
    3. Select appropriate agencies which provide services which could meet the client needs, using First Call for Help
    4. Write human services assessments which could be used to refer clients for services
  3. Compare case management and planning techniques used by human services agencies
    1. Identify strengths and weaknesses of rules and regulations
    2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of client contracts
    3. Identify strengths and weaknesses of management by objectives (MBO).
  4. Develop one’s own learning goals and objectives for the field experience using MBO processes
    1. Identify student interests using values classification strategies
    2. Identify student skills using skills inventories
    3. Formulate goal statements, objectives and evaluation procedures
    4. Identify career interests using career life planning
  5. Investigate the working environment of human services agencies by visiting at least 3 agencies
    1. Produce research questions
    2. Examine human service agencies of interest
    3. Identify the roles, responsibilities and relative power of human services professionals and middle level workers at those agencies
    4. Report learning in writing and in oral reports to the class
  6. Choose a field experience site consistent with the student’s interests, abilities and goals
    1. Identify at least 3 agencies where the student could do field experience and reach the learning goals which the student has written
    2. Obtain a “job interview” with a potential supervisor at each agency to discuss the possibility of a field experience, the student’s goals, the “Field Experience Guidelines”, and the supervisor’s expectations
    3. Negotiate a contract for field experience with the supervisor
  7. Develop a contract which has been negotiated with the supervisor of the agency
    1. Prepare a job description reflecting the student’s understanding of the supervisor’s expectations concerning job duties, competencies which are needed, and performance standards
    2. Confirm with the supervisor that the job description accurately reflects his/her expectations
    3. Modify the student’s learning goals, if necessary
    4. Complete the “Plan for Field Experience”.
    5. Complete the “Release of Information”.



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