Nov 30, 2023
HSV 804 - Internship Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 10
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Supervised experience in a human services agency enables students to apply their skills and knowledge by working directly with clients and or human services organizations.
Prerequisite: HSV 109 , HSV 130 , HSV 286
Corequisite: HSV 803
- Perform all work at the internship as specified by the job description at a satisfactory level as determined by the supervisor.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with clients in a human services setting.
- Observe other staff as they work with clients or in job role.
- Provide direct service to clients or agency project, while under supervision.
- Respond appropriately to clients and agency within the scope of the program and services which are provided by the agency.
- Document observations and services in professional human services records suitable for medical and/or legal purposes.
- Use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Write all documents in a clear and comprehensible manner, that are well organized, and that distinguish between fact and opinion.
- Write behavioral observations with possible interpretations are supported by evidence from verbal and nonverbal behavior.
- Document work at the field experience site by completing all written assignments required by HSV803 Human Services Seminar.
- Reach the learning goals and objectives specified in the student’s individual learning contract.
- Demonstrate human services professionalism and self discipline in all aspects of work at the field experience.
- Attend work punctually at all scheduled times.
- Complete all work in a timely manner, meeting all assigned deadlines.
- Maintain NASW, IBC or ACA Code of Ethics at all times.
- Take initiative in seeing work that needs to be done and volunteering to do it.
- Adhere to professional standards of conduct as discussed in human services courses and as specified by the field experience agency and supervisor.
- Evaluate personal progress in developing the skills of a professional human services worker.
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of your performance at the field site.
- Identify areas of the human services profession where your strengths can be used effectively.
- Assess their skills and style of interacting with clients.
- Describe their interaction with human services professionals including the supervisor, co-workers, and any professionals from other agencies which the student interacts.
- Evaluate the degree to which they have met the supervisor’s expectations, particularly those specified in the individual job description and learning contract.
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