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Fall 2012

Human Services Courses:

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HUS202 - Field Experience in Human Service 3
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Final field placement in a human services agency with objectives developed in conjunction with respective agency, instructor and student through a placement contract. Focuses on case strategies, helping styles, resume and job interviewing skills, agency needs, diversity and crisis intervention. Demonstration of course content through exams, case analysis papers, research projects, videotape critiques, classroom discussion and exercises. Eight off-campus laboratory hours, and one and one-half on-campus class hours. Prerequisites: HUS101 and HUS110 OR ASL110 and HUS 201

Lecture: 1.5 hrs.
Lab: 8 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Produce a professional resume and cover letter appropriate for use in the human services field.

2. *Demonstrate at least five personal helping skills as documented on a 10-minute video and write a summary critique of at least 2 pages, using specified criteria.

3. Design a comprehensive plan that documents how to implement a quality innovation for addressing a crucial need evident within a human services agency and orally present the results to the class.

4. Write a one-page case plan that demonstrates objective assessment and problem resolution of a client/consumer/child circumstance as documented on a case plan grading sheet.

5. Conduct a written self-critique of an internship experience at a human services agency, assessing the student's performance on at least 10 stated criteria.

6. Apply at least 5 crisis intervention techniques in a given situation as documented by a crisis skills scoring sheet.

7. Demonstrate knowledge and effective techniques for making at least three appropriate referrals with the human services field as documented by case examples during role-play or on unit exams.

8. Develop a minimum of three correctly stated goals, objectives, methods, and outcomes for the student's internship experience.

9. Demonstrate effective professional behaviors as documented by the intern supervisor's evaluation of the student's performance in a 104 hour field placement.

10. Write a 1-2 page summary of at least three for the diversity issues evident in the human services field, including at least two areas where the student may experience problems due to his/her own personal bias/prejudice.

11. Develop a portfolio containing all required assignments.


* This course objective has been indentified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Project.


Content Outline:
I.Overview of Crisis Intervention

II.Skills and Techniques in Crisis Intervention

III.Establishing Goals, Objectives, Methods and Evaluation Techniques

IV.Career Readiness: Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, etc.

V.Effective Case Report Writing

VI.Analyzing Helper Skills and Techniques

VII.Designing and Implementing a Macro Project

VIII.Cultural Awareness

IX.Assessing Your Own Helper Strengths and Limitations

X.Key Issues in Working in the Human Services Field



Effective Term: Spring 2009