# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 136101829

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research the rewards and benefits of a career in human services.


Research should include the following:
  • Intrinsic rewards (e.g., making a difference in the lives of individuals and their families, being a change agent, personal growth and accomplishment)
  • Extrinsic rewards (e.g., diverse career opportunities, career growth and promotion)

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards?
  • What influence does a human service provider have in the lives of his/her clients?
  • How do intrinsic and extrinsic rewards relate to an interpersonal field such as human services? 
  • What are the benefits of positive professional-client relationships?
  • What is the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and job performance?
  • What goals could be set to self-motivate?
  • How can intrinsic rewards be measured?
  • What is the importance of creating career goals?
  • Can management be trained to incorporate intrinsic motivation into the workplace? Why or why not?
  • How can being motivated by rewards create a positive work environment?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Working on Working


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation




Interpersonal Communications


Job Interview


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze career paths within family and human services.


Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in family and human services careers.