2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237/18 weeks)
Tasks/competencies 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 are considered sensitive when marked as such, and teachers should obtain approval by the school division before teaching them.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Balancing Work and Family
- Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
- Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
- Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
- Analyze ways in which social, economic, and technological changes affect work and family dynamics.
- Apply management and planning skills and processes to organize responsibilities.
- Identify the effects of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.
- Identify the interrelationship and dynamics of individual and family goals and principles with work goals and principles.
- Identify the interrelationship between career path decisions and individual/family life decisions throughout the family life cycle.
- Summarize local, national, and global policies, issues, and trends in the workplace and community that affect individuals and families.
- Analyze community resources and systems of formal and informal support available to individuals and families.
Exploring the Human Services Career Pathways
- Research the rewards and benefits of a career in human services.
- Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Consumer Services career pathway.
- Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Counseling and Mental Health Services career pathway.
- Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Early Childhood Development and Services career pathway.
- Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Family and Community Services career pathway.
- Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Personal Care Services career pathway.
- Analyze employment trends and opportunities within select Human Services career pathways.
- Research education and training requirements of select occupations within the Human Services Career Cluster.
- Describe professional, legal, and safety issues that confront human services employees.
- Describe laws and regulations that affect human services providers.
- Identify professional organizations and their roles in human services professions.
- Define advocacy.
- Explore opportunities for advocacy, activism, and change agency in the human services field.
- Identify community-networking opportunities in human services.
- Explore ethical issues that may confront workers in human services.
- Explore local, state, national, and global economic issues that affect the Human Services career cluster.
- Analyze societal trends that may affect future employment in human services.
Exploring the Strengths and Needs of a Diverse Population
- Demonstrate coping and stress management practices and strategies.
- Describe the importance of a support network.
- Demonstrate techniques that promote the client's confidentiality, dignity, autonomy, and right to privacy.
- Develop strategies that assist individuals and families in accessing resources and making informed choices.
- Write a personal career plan.
- Explore health, wellness, safety, and recreational factors for those experiencing challenges.
- Explore economic, occupational, educational, and other contextual factors for those experiencing challenges.
- Analyze situations that require intervention.
- Identify the signs of abuse, exploitation, and neglect in clients.
- Identify community resources to address needs and promote individual and family well-being.