# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Family and Human Services Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students. Tasks/competencies bordered in red are considered sensitive when marked as such, and teachers should obtain approval by the school division before teaching them.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
  4. Analyze ways in which social, economic, and technological changes affect work and family dynamics.
  5. Apply management and planning skills and processes to organize responsibilities.
  6. Identify the effects of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.
  7. Identify the interrelationship and dynamics of individual and family goals and principles with work goals and principles.
  8. Identify the interrelationship between career path decisions and individual/family life decisions throughout the family life cycle.
  9. Summarize local, national, and global policies, issues, and trends in the workplace and community that affect individuals and families.
  10. Analyze community resources and systems of formal and informal support available to individuals and families.

Exploring the Human Services Career Pathways

  1. Research the rewards and benefits of a career in human services.
  2. Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Consumer Services career pathway.
  3. Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Counseling and Mental Health Services career pathway.
  4. Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Early Childhood Development and Services career pathway.
  5. Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Family and Community Services career pathway.
  6. Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Personal Care Services career pathway.
  7. Analyze employment trends and opportunities within select Human Services career pathways.
  8. Research education and training requirements of select occupations within the Human Services Career Cluster.
  9. Describe professional, legal, and safety issues that confront human services employees.
  10. Describe laws and regulations that affect human services providers.
  11. Identify professional organizations and their roles in human services professions.
  12. Define advocacy.
  13. Explore opportunities for advocacy, activism, and change agency in the human services field.
  14. Identify community-networking opportunities in human services.
  15. Explore ethical issues that may confront workers in human services.
  16. Explore local, state, national, and global economic issues that affect the Human Services career cluster.
  17. Analyze societal trends that may affect future employment in human services.

Exploring the Strengths and Needs of a Diverse Population

  1. Demonstrate coping and stress management practices and strategies.
  2. Describe the importance of a support network.
  3. Demonstrate techniques that promote the client's confidentiality, dignity, autonomy, and right to privacy.
  4. Develop strategies that assist individuals and families in accessing resources and making informed choices.
  5. Write a personal career plan.
  6. Explore health, wellness, safety, and recreational factors for those experiencing challenges.
  7. Explore economic, occupational, educational, and other contextual factors for those experiencing challenges.
  8. Analyze situations that require intervention.
  9. Identify the signs of abuse, exploitation, and neglect in clients.
  10. Identify community resources to address needs and promote individual and family well-being.