Explain the organization roles and functions of a human service professional as advocates for change and leaders in diverse practice settings.

Career Planning

You have found an opening for your dream job in human services. For the application, you are asked to write a formal paper discussing the social problem that you are passionate about and conduct research on that topic. You must also show that you understand the roles, responsibilities, and functions/activities of this position, and be able to relate them to the social problem you identified.

For this assignment, please respond to the following:

  • Identify a social problem you are passionate about and one that is related to your concentration area, either Family and Community Services, or Organizations and Social Services. (½ page minimum)
  • Describe the purpose and history of major policies related to this social problem.
    • For example, describe the significant policy or policies of child welfare, the main purpose of child welfare policy, and the key historical events or influential individuals. (1 page minimum)
  • Research and briefly explain a human services job title/position in your intended career path. You may refer to the human service roles in Chapter 2 or the supplemental career resources in this unit to assist you in researching your career interests. (½ page minimum)
  • Explain the specific roles, responsibilities, and functions/activities of this identified position, including advocating for social change and leadership in diverse practice settings. (½ page minimum)
  • Explain how these roles and functions as an advocate and leader help to alleviate the identified social problem you explored in the first part of this assignment. (½ page minimum)

Assignment Guidelines

Your Assignment should be a 3-4 page expository essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:

  • Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and section number, and date
  • Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs
    • Your responses should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of human service theories.
  • Reference page: Sources in APA format
    • Include a minimum of three scholarly, academic sources, with one of these references being the textbook.
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, and left aligned
  • Use standard 1″ margins on all sides
  • Use APA Formatting and Citation style
    • If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Writing Center.

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcome:

HN501-1: Explain the organization roles and functions of a human service professional as advocates for change and leaders in diverse practice settings.

Submitting Your Assignment

Save your file in a location and with a name that you will remember. When you are ready to submit, select the Unit 2 Assignment Dropbox and upload your file. To view your graded work after your instructor has evaluated it, please visit your Gradebook.

 

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