Human Services Program Outcomes
After successfully completing the Human Services requirements, students will:
- Identify the knowledge, values and skills expected of an effective Human Service Worker (empathy, confidentiality, etc.).
- Identify the range of Human Services in society and their functions.
- Identify factors that influence why people act, think and feel as they do.
- Develop knowledge of the characteristics of selected consumer populations and their typical challenges in accordance with students’ interest or service focus.
- Identify various strategies and tactics used to assist consumers to achieve agreed upon service objectives.
- Establish a respectful, nonjudgmental, and professional therapeutic or supportive relationship with colleagues and consumers of human services in a variety of practice settings.
- Gather, assemble and interpret data through various methods necessary to determine consumers’ strengths and barriers that interfere with their ability to overcome adversity or achieve valued life goals.
- Assist consumers to identify and clarify, define establish meaningful service needs.
- In consultation with consumers design and implement an action plan to achieve agreed upon service goals
- Help consumers identify access, develop and make use of supportive and helpful resources and opportunities in their social environments.
- Use critical thinking skills to make sound and reasoned decisions regarding common ethical dilemmas encountered in various practice settings.
- Learn to critically assess one’s own professional effectiveness in helping consumers achieve desired goals.
- Earn entry level positions in Human Services.