Human Service Professionals: The Interdisciplinary Nature Of Human Services

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Human Services Client Paper Alexis Jackson University of Phoenix BSHS/305 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES: AN INTRODUCTION Joanne Schrock June 2, 2014 Human Services is derived from six perspectives themes and purpose of human services, the interdisciplinary nature of human services, the helping relationship, management principles, professional role, and professional activities. According to the National Organization for Human Services; the Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery. The primary purpose of the Human Service professional is to assist an individual and communities to function as effectively as possible in the major domains of living. Human Service…show more content…
As a Human Service Professional it is vital that we understand and treat each client as an individual. A lot of times the client may think that they are only being seen or treated for one problem but it is rare that a client has a single issue. In all actuality one problem could be the central cause or influence to many other problems that the client may be facing. In this profession it is critical that to be able to help clients you have to be able to listen. As a professional we have to pay very close attention to what the client is trying to say with verbal and non-verbal communication. A lot of times the worker has a lot going on and doesn’t give undivided attention to the client; which leads to miscommunication and not being able to focus on the clients problems. A great way to practice and maintain great listening skills is to have good eye contact with one another, one person talks while the other listens, and to have good body
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