Human Service 1101:HW3: Chapter 8

1)Describe how the client empowerment model for change effectively impacts a client’s well-being status? Include what the professional would do to implement the model in the counseling session.

One important duty of the human service professional is to promote change to impact the client’s well-being status. The client empowerment model focuses on aiding clients to make their own plans, and their own changes. The professional might implement the model in the counseling session with a teenager by asking, “Had you thought of how you going improve in the relationship of your parents?” This way the teenager can make their own agenda to change the well-being of him/her.

2) Describe how a community-based agency’s mission and goals promotes well-being and happiness for their clients.

The community-based agency’s mission statement is a written document that indicates the purpose and principles of the agency. It is publicly viewable. It answers many questions an client might have or a community might have. For example; “What does this agency do?” The principles made to promotes the well-being and the happiness for their clients. One example of the principles would be that the agency would be well-informed and not make rapid decisions for the best to their clients.

3) Describe how an agency’s organization chart promotes well-being though the chain of command.

The organization chart of an agency gives us a look on not just who is in charge or the chain of command (offices, departments) but what groups work closely together. It tells us how the information get passes along, which department the professionals report to when likes if they need of funds.

4) Describe how the referral process is utilized in the relation to the client well-being.

The referral process is used because of many possible reasons. One reason is that the helper feels that another agency or another professional can impact the well-being of the client more. The first thing the helper would do in the process of referral is that the helper evacuates the client’s dilemmas and needs. The helper then provides the contact between the needed service and the client. Making referrals is difficult, especially for a rookie professional. A new professional might not have many contacts with professionals outside of his or her own work place. It is good to build that as you work for the client’s well-being.

5) Describe how an informal network can aid in the referral and well-being goals.

An informal network is when connections are made by the histories of the agency co-working and personal friendships between the helpers, etc. This aids in the referral to be more supportive from both side, there referrer and the referee even though it much more difficult. It takes more time and effort in building the connections at first.

6) Describe how documentation and paperwork requirements aid in the well-being of the clients.

Paperwork and documentation requirements can aid in the well-being of clients. This helps the professional to have an knowledge about the clients in case a referral happened. It also provides information for the evaluation process for funding from the insurances companies or the state. Most workers today have an intensive amount of paperwork to do. It is also likely to fill out more than two paper work with the same information. Professionals are likely have to bring this paperwork home and work on them. Professionals usually have to choose between the time and effort going towards the clients or the desk work.

7) Describe how stress and “burnout” of the worker can impact the client’s well-being.

The burnout and the stress of the worker have a negative effect on the client’s well-being. The burnouts arise when professionals has many pressures at work, lost interest of working, etc. It is a really challenge job sometimes. One way to not feel the loss of interest in work environment is professional development. Going back to school for a higher degree can open up more path in the human services field.

8) Describe how professional development activities can impact the well-being of the worker. Describe how it also impacts service delivery to the client.

Like mentioned in my answer of question seven, professional development like going back to school for an higher degree can open more paths in the field. Another activities includes workshops provided by the organization can gives the helper more information of clients’ needs.

9) Describe how a human service worker can utilize client empowerment as a tool in the well-being of a client.

The client’s empowerment is used as a tool in the well-being of a client by giving the client strengths to solve their own problems and their struggles. Human service workers should use this tool in every single appointment or meeting with a client.