Human Service Interview Essay

937 WordsMar 8, 20104 Pages
Interview with a Human Service Worker Upon the start of this assignment, I had a couple human service workers in mind to interview. I ultimately decide to interview Joy Sultan, a teacher/couselor for Chapter One Students at Hamilton Crossing Elementary school in Cartersville, Georgia. She works with troubled second grade students. Initial Contact When initially contacting Mrs. Sultan, I could have used a letter, email, or phone to set up the interview. I also could have done the interview in person, by phone, or online through email or messenger. I know Mrs. Sultan through her son, who is a friend of my husband, so it was not hard to get in touch with her. I called her because I felt it appropriate and a little more…show more content…
5. What is the most difficult challenge you have faced to date in your job? When I first started, figuring different ways to reach the children so that I can help them in learning. 6. How many students do you have in your class, and is it ever overwhelming? I don’t have a steady classroom. I have different students throughout the day. I usually have between eight and 12 students at a time. The class is small so I can have “eyes in the back of my head” and give students the attention they needs. 7. How involved are the parents of the students? Some students are more involved than others. Because I am like a “reading teacher”, I don’t really interact with a lot of parents, but sometimes a parent will just want to know how their child is progressing. 8. Do you ever feel that you become too attached to students, or make things too personal? No. I feel attached to all of the students, but I can’t really see how I could take things too personal. All of them are my kids. 9. Do you ever feel that your teaching time or your counseling time is taken up too much by the other? I think because I have found a balance in the way to teach them and counsel them, I don’t have to separate the two. 10. What intervention strategy is most useful when dealing with the children? The biggest tool that I use is active listening, if that is what you
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