My Future as a Human Services Professional

My Future as a Human Services Professional

[WLO: 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapters 13, 14 and the epilogue from your text, The generalist model: Where do the micro and macro converge? (Links to an external site.) and Self-care in the world of empirically supported treatments (Links to an external site.). Your final paper should identify and analyze a specific need identified by a community.

Your summative assessment will require you to reflect on your future as a human services professional. In your paper, you must comprehensively address the following:

  • Evaluate your career selection that was made in Week 1.
    • What populations do you want to serve and in what capacity?
    • What type of organization do you want to be working for in the future (or now if you plan to stay with your organization as you advance)?
  • Appraise the past, current, and future societal issues facing the human services profession with your chosen population and organization.
    • Evaluate a minimum of one historical issue related to your population.
    • What current challenges might your clients face and how might this impact your organization as well as your work?
    • What future societal issues might your clients and organization face?
  • Evaluate how you might perform your role in this field.
    • How might you be supervised?
    • What might your working relationships be with your colleagues?
    • How will you maintain healthy boundaries with clients?
    • What other services might your organization offer and how might these services interact with yours.
  • Assess the impact that the community will have on your clients and organization?
    • How will you work to serve your clients within the community?
    • How do you think you will have an impact on the global needs in terms of the population you have chosen to serve?
  • Compare the human services organization where you currently work or might work with a similar human services organization that serves the same population.
    • Outline the similarities and differences, evaluating which is more of an effective model of a human services agency.

The My Future as a Human Services Professional final paper

  • Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper (bold and with a space between the title and the rest of the information)
    • Student’s name, followed by institution name (“University of Arizona Global Campus”)
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting 

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