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BSHS 462 Week 1 Individual Assignment Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper which includes the following:

Define burnout.

Describe some of the individual, cultural, organizational, supervisory, and social support factors that cause burnout.

Describe various individual, job role, and organizational methods to prevent burnout.

Examine your own personality and share how you react and respond to personal and work-related stress. Provide some insights into how you may work to reduce the effects of burnout.

What do you have to do as a human service manager to be alert and ready to assist with staff burnout?

Include at least two citations.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines




BSHS 462 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

What do you perceive as the main differences between managing a human services organization and managing a business? Are the same skills, attitudes, and body of knowledge appropriate for each? If so, why are they appropriate? If not, why not?

DQ 2

How does the agency identify the needs and opportunities for services it may provide? How does it involve the community in its assessment process?








BSHS 462 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment National, State, and County or Local Human Service Organizational Structures and Processes Summary

Choose one national, one state, and one county or local human service organization, from governmental to private to nonprofit. Each team member must suggest two possible human service organizations and as a team, choose one organization to report.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word summary in which you address the following questions for each organization:

What is the organizational structure?

What are the departments, divisions, or specific areas of program delivery?

Is the organization governmental, private, for-profit, or nonprofit?

What is the organizational culture and why is this culture important to the organization?

How does the organization build community?

How does building community affect the value of the organization?

How does the Blake and McCanse’s Leadership Grid and Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model relate to the organization’s human relations model?

Do they have a strategic plan or organizational chart that you might locate?

Summarize the differences between the national, state, and county or local human service organizations selected.

Include at least three citations.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines




BSHS 462 Week 2 DQS

DQ 1

? In what ways have you seen or might you anticipate a human service organization incorporating culture and building community within the organization? Why are culture and the building of community valuable to a human service organization?


DQ 2

Ch. 4 of the Management of Human Services Programs discusses several approaches to organizational design. Which of these approaches, or portions thereof, do you find most applicable to human service organizations, and why? Which of these approaches, or tenets, might be particularly useful for human service managers?







BSHS 462 Week 3 Individual Assignment Causes and Prevention of Burnout in Human Services Staff Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper which includes the following:

Define burnout.

Describe some of the individual, cultural, organizational, supervisory, and social support factors that cause burnout.

Describe various individual, job role, and organizational methods to prevent burnout.

Examine your own personality and share how you react and respond to personal and work-related stress. Provide some insights into how you may work to reduce the effects of burnout.

What do you have to do as a human service manager to be alert and ready to assist with staff burnout?

Include at least two citations.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines..





BSHS 462 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Leadership and Supervising Influence in Human Services Paper

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper on leadership and supervising influence in human services programs. Include the following information:

Identify the three roles of the leadership model: manager, mediator, and mentor.

Summarize the key elements of the supervisory process.



Describe the following challenges that may arise when supervising employees and being supervised by a superior:

The transition to the supervisory role
Motivation
Performance below expectations

Explain factors that influence job design, hiring, training, and performance appraisal that supervisors must take into account.



Discuss each member’s personal challenges that he or she faced as a supervised employee or while supervising other employees.



Create a list of five to eight challenges that you addressed in your discussion. As a team, what do you feel are the most common challenges related to supervising or being supervised?







BSHS 462 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1


Think about some of the jobs that you have had in your life. How did you prepare for and experience the application and interview process? What did the organizations do or not do that was consistent with effective job design and hiring practice?

DQ 2

Think about the best and worst leader or supervisor that you remember. How does leadership theory help you understand what went on in each situation?






BSHS 462 Week 4 Individual Assignment Case 10 Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department Paper

Resource: Case 10 of Ch. 10 of Management of Human Services Programs
Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper which addresses the following in reference to the case study:

Develop at least one process evaluation measure and at least one outcome evaluation measure that you suggest for the Consultation and Education Department at Greenby Community Mental Health Center to display the program’s effectiveness and efficiency.

What are the scope and purpose of your process evaluation measure and outcome evaluation measure and how did they influence your design?

What issues and challenges may arise from evaluating the Greenby Community Mental Health Center?

Explain why an evaluation may be helpful to the Consultation and Education Department director’s situation.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines





BSHS 462 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Outline of Final Presentation






BSHS 462 Week 4 DQS

DQ 1

? What are some of the challenges in human service work with measuring client outcomes? How might information systems help in this regard?

DQ 2

? What are some of the reasons that staff may be resistant to or fearful of evaluation? How can evaluation be made nonthreatening or even valued for workers in human service agencies?












BSHS 462 Week 5 Individual Assignment Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence Paper

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you formulate a framework for achieving and maintaining individual excellence for your life and list what skills you have or need to develop further.

Construct a Force Field Analysis, similar to Figure 11.1 found on p. 268 in Ch. 11 of Managing of Human Service Programs, using the following list of interrelated and interdependent elements of human service functions.

List your personal driving and restraining forces as well as your current position and desire for each of the following conditions:

Managing the environment
Planning and program design
Organizational design
Human resource development
Supervision
Financial management
Information systems
Program evaluation
Leadership and organizational change

Examine and express how each of Peter Senge’s Five Disciplines has meaning to you. Conduct a self-assessment of your skills for growth in each of the five disciplines:

Personal Mastery: personal growth and learning
Mental Models: deeply held images about how the world works
Shared Vision: alignment of personal visions
Team Learning: using dialogue to address difficult issues
Systems Thinking: a conceptual framework for integrating the other four disciplines by observing patterns and seeing how to change them

Include at least five citations.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.







BSHS 462 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Functions of a Human Service Organization Research Presentation

Consider the key elements and functions of human service organizations. The key functions as listed in your text include:

Planning
Designing the program and organization
Developing human resources
Supervising
Managing finances
Monitoring and evaluating

Prepare a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with a minimum of 15 slides in which you describe your hypothetical human service agency, detailing its key functions. Include information that displays adequate knowledge of the key factors for each function related to your chosen organization and its programs and services. Involvement by all Learning Team members must be evident




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BSHS 462 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

? What particular skills and competencies do you have or need to develop to become a successful human service program manager?

DQ 2

? What do you think are some of the key challenges facing human service organizations today? How well are our organizations and professions adapting to a dynamic environment?

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