HHS 497 Health & Human Services WK4-A

Human Service Professionals Related to the Social Issue

 As you are aware from your academic and/or professional pursuits, the human services field encompasses a broad range of career opportunities to engage with clients through direct practice, community involvement, and advocacy. According to the National Organization for Human Services (n.d.), the  human services field involves “…meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing, on prevention as well remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations” (para. 1). 
As part of your continued efforts to exhaustively assess aspects related to your social issue of interest, your task in the Week Four assignment will involve focusing your attention toward the human service professionals who engage in providing services that meet the needs of groups affected by it.
In your examination of this area, you will

Describe two to three examples of human service careers      that are aligned with your selected social issue in some capacity. Given      the diverse nature of professional endeavors that can be undertaken within      your selected topic, possible careers may include those listed below. You      may also wish to review the Occupational Outlook Handbook (Links      to an external site.)Links to an external site. provided by the      Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014): 

Case manager
Outreach worker
Child welfare worker
Client advocate
Life coach
Human services manager

Discuss their core professional responsibilities as      they relate to your social issue. Take into consideration specific ways in      which they align with the required skills and competencies (Links      to an external site.)Links to an external site. as well as ethical standards (Links to      an external site.)Links to an external site. set forth by the      National Organization for Human Services (n.d.).
Examine effective oral and written communication skills      that are necessary when working with clients related to this issue. Cite      specific examples of these skills, how they are applied, and their      significance to the client/professional relationship.
Analyze culturally competent health and human services      elements necessary for service delivery as it relates to this issue.      Consider elements of culturally competent care as they relate to this      specific field (this may require a review of cultural competence standards      or considerations through reviewing the scholarly literature, professional      organization websites, etc.).
Assess barriers and limitations that these      professionals may likely encounter in the provision of services related to      the social issue.

The Human Service Professionals Related to the Social Issue Paper

Must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in      the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external      site.)Links to an external site..
Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition      to the course text. 

The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate       source types.  If you have questions about whether a specific source       is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your       instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific       source for a particular assignment.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in      the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is  formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.

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