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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Family and Human Services I (8264/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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.

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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. Describe the effects of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.
  5. Identify the interrelationship between career path decisions and individual/family life decisions throughout the family life cycle.

Describing the Diverse Needs of Individuals and Families

  1. Identify diverse needs and challenges.
  2. Describe the needs of and accommodations for people experiencing diverse needs and challenges.
  3. Explain typical effects on families of people experiencing diverse needs and challenges.
  4. Differentiate between formal and informal assessment practices.

Examining Ethical and Professional Concerns

  1. Differentiate between legal and ethical concepts associated with family and human services.
  2. Describe ethical issues related to professional caregiving.
  3. Describe legal issues related to professional caregiving.
  4. Describe elements of professionalism in family and human services occupations.
  5. Describe the diverse populations served by human services.
  6. Analyze the development of stereotypical beliefs.
  7. Identify the effect of cultural values and behaviors on the provision of family and human services.

Understanding Assistance for Individuals and Families with Diverse Needs and Challenges

  1. Explain the roles of local and regional organizations that address human services issues for various populations.
  2. Identify uses of technology in the provision of human services.

Understanding Care for Older Adults

  1. Identify common characteristics of older adults.
  2. Identify ways to facilitate independence of older adults who need assistance.
  3. Describe elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  4. Identify support resources for older adults.

Understanding Health Care (Physical and Mental)

  1. Describe ways to provide assistance with activities of daily living to meet the healthcare needs of clients.
  2. Describe physical healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.
  3. Describe mental healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.

Understanding Management of the Home Environment

  1. Describe effective techniques for accomplishing tasks of daily living.
  2. Identify safety hazards and sanitation concerns of the home.
  3. Describe how to modify the home to accommodate an individual with special needs.

Understanding Nutritional Needs and Food Management

  1. Identify principles of nutrition and specialized dietary plans.
  2. Describe safe food preparation techniques and food handling practices.

Developing Communication Skills

  1. Identify communication skills needed to interact effectively with individuals and families.
  2. Describe types of written communication used by workers in family and human services occupations.

Exploring Careers in the Field of Family and Human Services

  1. Research the rewards and benefits of a career in human services.
  2. Explore career pathways in the field of family and human services.
  3. Evaluate personal assets for potential careers.
  4. Match personal assets to specific careers in the field of family and human services.