Effective Human Service Professionals

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Effective Human Service Professionals and Wellness Strategies Natasha Johnson Dr. Smith PSYC-2010 October 27, 2013 Effective Human Service Professionals and Wellness Strategies Human services relate to a variety of delivery systems such as education, mental health services, social welfare, and other forms of healthcare. Human service professional may help client’s access services or may provide services directly to clients. Human service professionals also manage agencies that provide these services. They are involved in advocacy and policy development because of their engagement with human conditions. The academic discipline of human services educate these professionals at the associate, bachelor’s, and…show more content…
Receiving support form coworkers can reassure a professional that they are doing a great job and they are needed to make a difference in someone life. A coworker can offer encouraging words. Knowing that promotions are available, this will make the professionals want to work harder and not become stressed or burnout. These wellness strategies can be applied in the human service field by forming coworkers support groups and by placing promotion opportunities on a board that is visible to all professionals. “Staff burnout is debilitating to workers, costly to agencies, and detrimental to clients” (Shinn, Morch, & Chestnut, 1984, p. 864) so there should be many wellness strategies that is offered by the agency to prevent staff burnout. In conclusion, human service professionals may help client’s access services or may provide services directly to clients. Working in the human service profession can call for special efforts and require professionals with skills and characteristics that make them effective. They are involved in advocacy and policy development because of their engagement with human conditions. References Woodside, M. R., & McClam, T. (2011). An Introduction to Human Services (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. Article: Shinn, M., Rosario, M., Mørch, H., & Chestnut, D. E. (1984). Coping with job stress and burnout in the human services. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46(4),
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