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HSV 854 - Human Services Field Experience IA


Course Department: Social Science
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 60

Course Description:
Human Services Field Experience IA is the first course in a two-part series. The field placement experience is a program of supervised practice in which the students are placed with community human services agencies. The students will have the opportunity to learn through actual participation and observation about client services and programs. The experience provides a chance to apply the classroom learning principle to the field of work and to their future careers. The course is built upon increasing the students’ skills and knowledge as they prepare for their human services careers. The students will be exposed to the application of the human service core values and an appreciation for the quality of life. Human Services Field Experience IA is the first course in a two-part series. The field placement experience is a program of supervised practice in which the students are placed with community human services agencies. The students will have the opportunity to learn through actual participation and observation about client services and programs. The experience provides a chance to apply the classroom learning principle to the field of work and to their future careers. The course is built upon increasing the students’ skills and knowledge as they prepare for their human services careers. The students will be exposed to the application of the human service core values and an appreciation for the quality of life.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
 

  1. Identify and define how the use of social work applies in the workplace.
  2. Identify and be knowledgeable about several different social service agencies in the community, what clients they serve and what services they provide.
  3. Describe the various duties and roles of human service workers and helping professionals in the specific area of the student’s job interest.
  4. Complete a self-evaluation of one’s values, interests, lifestyles and abilities and discuss how these may affect the student’s role as a human service worker.
  5. Describe and give examples of the three approaches the student has used in the social work practice which are casework, group work, and community practice.
  6. Cite examples of how a client may feel and the behaviors they may display when involved with a specific human service agency.
  7. Describe and demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effective human service worker.
  8. Apply the principles of psychology as they operate in social and employment situations.



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