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DIS 305 Supervising and Developing Personnel in Human Services Organizations

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the broad range of services and functions of the human service professional in his or her workplace. The student will become knowledgeable about the many roles and functions of the human service professional, gain an understanding of the types of agencies where human service professionals are employed, and will examine the skills required to educate, enrich, Inspire and supervise the human service professional Students will participate in fieldwork and receive hands-on training from experienced management personnel in the human service field in a variety of settings. Students will participate in experiential observations to develop an understanding of the role and function of the human service professional and the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful in this honorable field of work. The many needs of different groups who benefit from direct service provided by human service professionals are identified. Introductions to interviewing, active listening, and report writing skills are presented.


4 credits