Characteristics Of Human Service Professionals

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Human service professionals are described as careers in which people help others who may be struggling such as working in a nursery or working at a halfway home. These people dedicate their lives to helping others and trying to better the world. 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. In this essay I will list three qualities that I think every human service professional should have and decide who meets these qualities and should join our task force. Empathy is something that every human service professional should have. It’s easy to feel bad for someone you’re working with, but to put yourself in someone’s shoes is a bit more difficult and should be a trait every human service professional has. Patients usually don’t want to be pitied or just told a simple sorry. Studies show that people react better when the professional shows that they truly understand and makes them feel less alone. Being empathetic means not putting yourself above the person no matter how different your situations are. An empathetic professional will not make the patient feel as if their situation is so horrible and no one could ever understand. Instead they will talk to the patient as if it was just a casual conversation and really try and understand how they’re feeling
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