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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Family and Human Services II (8265/36 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. Analyze the effects of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.
  5. Analyze the interrelationship between career path decisions and individual/family life decisions throughout the family life cycle.

Assessing the Diverse Needs of Individuals and Families

  1. Compare the services available to meet the needs of individuals with diverse needs and challenges.
  2. Analyze the effects on the family of an individual with diverse needs and challenges.
  3. Evaluate individuals with diverse needs and challenges, using formal and informal assessment practices.

Examining Ethical and Professional Concerns

  1. Analyze legal and ethical concepts associated with family and human services.
  2. Analyze ethical issues related to professional caregiving.
  3. Research laws and regulations related to professional caregiving.
  4. Demonstrate elements of professionalism in the role of caregiver.
  5. Formulate responses to various scenarios involving cultural diversity and preferences of clients and families.

Assisting Individuals and Families with Diverse Needs and Challenges

  1. Justify referral of a client/family to appropriate support organizations based on formal and/or informal assessment of needs.
  2. Assess the application of technology in treatment and care of individuals with diverse needs and challenges.

Providing Care for Older Adults

  1. Research characteristics associated with older adults.
  2. Identify ways to facilitate independence of older adults who need assistance.
  3. Research elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Providing Health Care

  1. Demonstrate the assistance needed by a client to meet healthcare needs in activities of daily living (ADL).
  2. Demonstrate physical healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.
  3. Demonstrate mental healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.

Managing the Home Environment

  1. Design a plan of work for accomplishing ADL.
  2. Assess the home for safety hazards and sanitation concerns.
  3. Design a plan to modify the home to accommodate an individual with special needs.

Meeting Nutritional Needs and Managing Food

  1. Modify a recipe to reflect a client’s predetermined dietary constraints and preferences.
  2. Create a two-week meal plan to accommodate a client’s predetermined dietary constraints and preferences.

Demonstrating Communication Skills

  1. Use a variety of communication skills to maintain effective communication among clients, family members, colleagues, and service providers.
  2. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills appropriate to a specific situation.

Seeking Employment in the Field of Family and Human Services

  1. Identify sources of employment information.
  2. Evaluate job opportunities.
  3. Prepare a job application.
  4. Participate in a mock job interview.