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CAPSTONE ESSAY: Describe what is a human services professional What asset approach you can apply working at a childrens advocacy center

*PLEASE LOOK AT UPLOADS FOR DIRECTIONS*

-no page minimum or maximum requirement ( at least a minimum of 2 pages for each section)

-include a 1-page abstract 

Capstone Directions

CAPSTONE ESSAY – the purpose is to provide culminating reflection about what it means to be a human services professional.

1.An understanding of, and the ability to practice the asset approach when working as a professional human services provider

2.An understanding of how an interdisciplinary approach that includes the study of human services, psychology, and sociology together can guide and inform human service practice.

3. An ability to actually apply human services knowledge, skills, and professional ethic

4. An understanding of how changing socio-economic conditions today are redefining the helping professions and humanservices.

QUESTIONS to include:

1. Describe what is a human services professional

2. What asset approach you can apply working at a children's advocacy center. My internship was at Hopeful Horizons. ( https://www.hopefulhorizons.org )

3.How concepts and theories from the disciplines of human services, psychology, and sociology have helped guide and inform your human service practice. (Give at least 1 specific example from each academic discipline

4. How changing socio-economic conditions today are redefining the helping professions and human services.

5. Include 1-page abstract

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Syllabus – HMSV 490 Internship III – Fall 2022 – Page 1

Department of Public Health and Human Services

Human Services Program

Human Services Internship III Fall Semester 2022

(HMSV B490) CRN 28904

PLEASE READ THIS SYLLABUS CAREFULLY. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT.

Required Materials/Texts:

This course does not have a required textbook. All students are expected to carefully read and have a

thorough understanding of the information provided in the internship manual. You are responsible for its

content and it also contains all of the required forms you need for this course. The internship manual can

be located in the course documents section. This course has required learning modules which must be

completed. Learning modules can be located on Blackboard.

Course Description

HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP III AND CAPSTONE SEMINAR (3 credits)

(Prerequisite: HMSV B298 or permission of Instructor)

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting.

Requires at least 120 hours of service; completed learning modules; three phone, zoom or in person interviews

with the instructor; a professional portfolio with multiple elements required, and a Capstone Essay that

demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts, and principles of practice at a higher level

Office: Beaufort campus, Grayson Hall rm 102

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 843-364-8421

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 1 pm

EST, or phone, zoom or in person by appointment

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: HMSV 298 or permission of instructor.

Professor Sarah Hull, MS Instructor:

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than in the previous internship. Students will also submit their Human Services Portfolio for final review along

with necessary documentation.

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to apply

theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting. You will

learn how to work collaboratively with area agencies/organizations to meet the needs of the

community and connect human service concepts/theories to practice.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Students who pass the course with a “C” grade or better will be able to:

1. Explain, in a capstone essay, the relevance of concepts from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, and

human services.

2. Submit a professional portfolio for review that follows program guidelines.

3. Attend their field placement regularly.

4. Arrive punctually at their field placement. (Maintain prescribed work hours.)

5. Demonstrate professionalism by wearing proper attire and grooming himself/herself for work.

6. Identify and employ a positive asset-based approach toward program participants, and consumers.

7. Identify and employ a positive asset-based approach toward colleagues and agency staff.

8. Comprehend and follow instructions and policies and procedures.

9. Express enthusiasm pertinent to the overall mission and activities of their organization

10. Adjust to changes in assignments and schedules.

11. Accept constructive criticism concerning duties and responsibilities.

12. Carry out assignments per instructions.

13. Function independently.

14. Use basic computer software as well as other forms of technology.

15. Abide by standards for professional ethics.

16. Obtain a satisfactory rating from their internship supervisor per their potential as a candidate in their

organization for a job opening with similar duties and responsibilities to the internship.

17. Engage in activities that promote and benefit the region. (QEP, Students Connected, SLO 3)

Students Connected

USCB aims to expand and enhance the rigorous, experiential academic environment. This course

provides knowledge and skills for experiential learning and community engagement as part of USCB’s

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Students Connected. Students taking this course may be required to

devote time outside of the classroom to hands-on experience. In this course, you will complete at least

one assignment addressing the Students Connected learning outcome(s) listed below. Your instructor

will guide these efforts as the semester unfolds.

Students Connected Learning Outcome:

SLO 3: Students will engage in activities that promote and benefit the region

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The student learning outcome will be demonstrated through the completion of the internship services

and agency evaluation, the professional portfolio, and as well as the capstone essay.

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Participation/Attendance

All students enrolled in this course must participate in this course by posting discussion board posts on

or prior the due date. Students are expected to post a reply and respond to at least one other student on

the discussion board. Discussion board assignments submitted more than one week after the

assignment due date will not be accepted and will receive 0 points even if turned in.

Requirements

PRIOR TO BEGINNING YOUR INTERNSHIP OR FIRST WEEK

✓ At the directed time, set an appointment for an initial telephone interview with Professor Hull

which can be found in the welcome email. Do this as soon as possible so that you can begin

the internship process. To prepare for your interview, carefully review this syllabus and the

USCB Human Services Internship Manual which can be found in the Course Content section

of Blackboard so that you can ask questions and raise concerns.

*Please note that your site/agency supervisor must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in human

services or a closely related field.

The Application for the Internship must be submitted for the approval of the Internship

Coordinator before the start of the semester and prior to any other action.

Submit the required forms prior to or during the first week of the internship course. These forms

are on a Consolidated Form and include:

1) the Job Description Form signed by the student and the site supervisor;

2) the Internship Work Plan signed by the student and the site supervisor.;

3) the Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Form; and

4) the Indemnification/Hold Harmless Form signed by a representative of the host agency.

All required forms and other key forms to document your internship hours can be found in the

USCB Human Services Internship Manual found in the Course Documents section of

Blackboard. All forms must be scanned and submitted in the assignment dropbox section

on Blackboard. Forms submitted by email will not be accepted.

✓ Receive Professor Hull’s permission via e-mail to begin the internship once all required

forms are submitted.

SINCE THESE FIRST THREE STEPS TAKE SOME TIME, IT IS BEST TO BEGIN THE

PROCESS BEFORE THE SEMESTER BEGINS. REMEMBER, YOU ONLY HAVE 14 WEEKS

TO COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND THE 120 HOURS OF DOCUMENTED SERVICE.

ALSO REMEMBER THAT MR. LEADEM HAS OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

BESIDES THIS COURSE AND GETS SEMESTER BREAKS AND HOLIDAYS OFF TOO. IT IS

REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT HE WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITHIN ONE BUSINESS

DAYS WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS IN SESSION.

Syllabus – HMSV 490 Internship III – Fall 2022 – Page 5

DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP

✓ Participate in three phone, zoom, or in person interviews with Professor Hull. These

interviews and seminars will allow you to interact with your professor and discuss all aspects

of the internship. You will be asked to schedule an interview time by an email for each

session. Failure to schedule and keep an interview appointment or attend the seminars will

result in a zero for that assignment.

✓ Participate in all online seminars which are included in the Modules for this course. Each

Module provides explicit instruction for completing the required assignments. These can

include reviewing a written lecture or video, and submitting required forms, taking a short quiz

or writing response papers or discussion posts and posting replies to other student posts. These

response papers and replies for the seminars must be posted on the Discussion section of

Blackboard. The questions for the response papers, guidelines, and due dates for are listed later

in this syllabus.

AT THE END OF YOUR INTERNSHIP (5 items total)

✓ Submit the final three required forms. These include:

1) the Internship Time Sheet with your total number of hours noted and signed by both the

student and site supervisor;

2) The Agency Evaluation of the Student Form signed by the site supervisor; and

3) the Intern Evaluation of the Host Agency Form . (These forms are available in the USCB

Human Services Internship Manual in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

✓ Submit the required Capstone Essay and your Professional Portfolio. The guidelines and

due date for these two requirements are listed later in the syllabus.

Grading Policies

IF ASSIGNMENTS ARE TURNED IN BY THE DUE DATES LISTED IN THE SYLLABUS, GRADES

ARE TYPICALLY POSTED IN THE BLACKBOARD GRADE BOOK WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF

THE DUE DATE.

1. Internship Paperwork (10 possible points)

Prior to beginning your internship and at the end of the internship students must submit the required paperwork

as specified in the Internship Manual and by the deadline stated in this syllabus. No student may begin

internship before the initial internship paperwork is submitted, reviewed, and approved. Students will receive an

email once paperwork is cleared stating that they are approved to begin the internship.

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2. Phone Interviews (30 possible points, 10 points each)

For each failure to schedule and participate in a phone, zoom or in person interview with Professor Hull, 10

points will be deducted from your total number of course points.

3. Online Discussion Boards and Response papers (50 possible points)

During the semester 5 online seminar assignments will be posted in the Discussion Board on Blackboard to

which you are required to respond. For each of these assignments a request for information, question or topic

will be given and must be responded to by the posted deadline. The response papers are considered college

papers and need meet college writing standards. This means they need to be written in logical sentences, in

paragraph form. Style, spelling and grammar count. The grading scale for each assignment is as follows:

9-10=A, 8=B, 7=C, 6=D, 0-5=F

In addition, for the posted assignments on the discussion boards, please respond to at least one classmate’s

posting for the week as well. Responses should be thoughtful in nature, asking an applied question, or lending

additional applied information.

All discussion board assignments turned in after the posted deadline will receive at least a 3point late penalty.

An additional 1 point per day penalty will be applied to assignments that are turned in more than 3 calendar days

late (e.g., An assignment turned in 1, 2, or 3 days late will receive a 3 point penalty. Assignments turned in 4, 5,

6, or 7 days late will receive 4, 5, 6, or 7 point penalties, respectively). Please see Key Internship Dates on page

5 of this syllabus for due dates and deadlines.

4. Internship Service and Agency Evaluation (100 possible points)

*The assignment partially fulfills the following SLO 3: Students will engage in activities that promote

and benefit the region.

This course requires a minimum of 120 documented internship hours at an approved site. Each student must

submit the following items:

1. A job description for this current semester. (Due at beginning of semester.)

2. A signed hold harmless statement if one is not already on file at USCB. (Due at beginning of semester.)

3. A timesheet that is signed by your site supervisor that documents service hours. (Due at the end of semester.)

4. An evaluation of your internship performance signed by your site supervisor. (Due at the end of the semester.)

5. An evaluation of the internship experience and site by the student. (Due at the end of the semester.)

Note that these forms are available for download in the Course Documents section of our course’s

Blackboard site.

Please see Key Internship Dates on pages 7-9 of this syllabus for due dates and deadlines.

These items will be used to determine your points for the internship service. The grading scale for this is as

follows:

90-100 points = A; 86-89 points = B+; 80-85 points = B; 76-79 points = C+; 70-75 points = C;

66-69 points = D+; 60-65 points = D; 0-59 points = F

**Please note: Failure to successfully complete the internship hours and/or the internship experience (as

indicated by your site supervisor’s evaluation) may result in a failing grade in the course.

Reflection Notebook

It is strongly recommended that you create and use a Reflection Notebook during the semester. This

notebook will allow you to keep track of your internship successes and challenges and examples of key

concepts, theories, and research from human services, psychology, and sociology course work. Using

Syllabus – HMSV 490 Internship III – Fall 2022 – Page 7

the notebook will help you immensely in preparing for your phone interviews or seminars and also in

the writing of your final paper.

Human service professionals often keep notebooks or journals about their work to be able to reflect on

it critically, improve their performance and assist in report writing and preparation for supervision

meetings with their superiors. This notebook is not a required or graded assignment, but you will find

it a very useful tool both in this course and in your career.

5. Capstone Essay (100 possible points)

*The assignment partially fulfills the following SLO 3: Students will engage in activities that promote

and benefit the region.

This course requires a final paper that is a critical reflection on the internship experience. It includes an

application of theories, concepts, and research from the discipline of Sociology, Psychology, and Human

Services to analyze the experiential learning that took place during the semester. Since this is your final

internship this final paper is regarded as your Capstone Essay and an important statement about what being a

human service professional means to you. There is time allocated during the last few weeks of the semester to

work diligently on this essay. The Capstone Essay is a culmination statement of your academic career.

Here are the guidelines for the Capstone Essay:

The Capstone Essay is the final assignment turned in as part of BHSV 490: Internship III and Capstone Seminar. Its

purpose is to provide a culminating reflection about what it means for you to be a human services professional with

a degree from the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

At USCB, students completing the Bachelor’s degree in Human Services are expected to demonstrate the

following:

1. An understanding of, and the ability to practice the asset approach when working as a professional human

services provider.

2. An understanding of how an interdisciplinary approach that includes the study of human services, psychology

and sociology together can guide and inform human service practice.

3. An ability to actually apply human services knowledge, skills, and professional ethics via experiences provided

in three internships.

4. An understanding of how changing socio-economic conditions today are redefining the helping professions and

human services.

Your Human Services Capstone Essay should answer the question:

1. “How would you describe yourself as a human services professional?” by connecting your internship

experiences to program course work.

The essay should then include a discussion of the following:

2. How you apply the Asset Approach in your human service practice.

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3. How concepts and theories from the disciplines of human services, psychology and sociology have helped

guide and inform your human service practice. (Be sure to give at least one specific example from each

academic discipline. (i.e., one from psychology, one from sociology, and one from human services)

4. How changing socio-economic conditions today are redefining the helping professions and human services.

Although there is no page minimum or maximum requirement for this paper, I would expect that to

thoroughly discuss each of the four items listed above it would take a minimum of 2 pages for each section.

Failure to thoroughly address each section will result in a low or failing grade for the Capstone Essay and

may result in a low or failing grade for the course.

In addition to the essay you should also include a one page summary or abstract of the key points of your essay

in your Professional Portfolio (see below).

It is permissible for students to seek the assistance of the USCB Writing Center while completing the

Capstone Essay/Final Paper. You may access information about USCB's Writing Center at:

http://www.uscb.edu/academics/academic-success-center/index/index.php.

5. Professional Portfolio (100 possible points)

The final requirement is the submission of the Professional Portfolio. This document should have been started in

HMSV 180- Personal and Professional Development in Human Services and will be due at the end of this

course. The grading scale for the portfolio is as follows:

90-100 points = A 80-85 points = B 70-75 points = C 60-65 points = D 86-89 points = B+ 76-79 points = C+ 66-69 points = D+ 0-59 points = F

The requirements for submitting the portfolio are the following:

Student Portfolio Components

1. Personal vision statement.*

2. Current resume.* (Should include internship experiences.)

3. Sample job application cover letter.*

4. Two personal or character reference letters.*

5. Capstone Essay Abstract (a one page summary of your Capstone Essay).

6. Brief summary of Internships I, II, and III with Site Supervisor Evaluations.

7. Two professional reference letters.

8. Professional Network (A list of those who know your work with their contact information.)

9. Certificates, project documentation, photos or other items that demonstrate personal and professional growth.

Be sure to keep you own copy of your completed portfolio for your own use.

These items must be submitted on blackboard. Professor Hull will keep this portfolio stored on blackboard,

and be sure to keep a copy for yourself.

Please see Key Internship Dates on page 9 of this syllabus for due dates and deadlines. Please note that failure to

meet the deadline will result in a significant point penalty.

Items 1-4 followed by * must be/were submitted in HMSV 180: Personal & Professional Development. All items

must also be submitted in HMSV 490: Internship III: Capstone Seminar. Students who received credit from a

different university are also required to submit all of the items above in their professional portfolio.

Syllabus – HMSV 490 Internship III – Fall 2022 – Page 9

Final Grade (400 possible points)

The final grading scale is as follows:

385-400 total points = A 365-369 total points = C+ 300-349 total points= D

380-384 total points = B+ 360-364 total points = C 0-299 total points = F

370-379 total points = B 350-359 total points = D+

Syllabus – HMSV 490 Internship III – Fall 2022 – Page 10

Course Outline/Key Internship Dates

Date / Deadline Event/Activity

Week 1: 8/18/22-8/27/22 Read Module 1.

Module 1 assignments due.

Worth 10 points.

Schedule first phone interview with Professor Hull.

Watch email and Announcements for dates and times.

Work at internship site once all start-up paper work submitted and

site approved by Professor Hull.

.

Week 2: 8/28/22-9/3/22

*Complete phone interview

_______________________________________________________

Read Module 2.

Module 2 assignments due- Internship Paper Work.

Begin keeping your Reflection Notebook.

Worth 10 points.

Week 3: 9/4/22-9/10/22

Response Paper 1 due

Read Module 3.

Module 3 assignments due- Discussion Board 3 (response paper

and classmate response).

Worth 10 points.

Work at internship site and make entries in Refection Notebook.

Week 4: 9/11/22-9/17/22

Read Module 4.

Module 4 assignments due- Discussion Board 4.

Worth 10 points.

Work at internship site and make entries in Reflection Notebook.

Week 5: 9/18/22-9/24/22 Read Module 5.

Module 5 assignments due- Discussion Board 5

Worth 10 points.

Continue to work at internship site and make entries in Reflection

Notebook.

Week 6: 9/25/22-10/1/22

.

Read Module 6.

Continue to work at internship site and make entries in Reflection

Notebook.

Week 7: 10/2/22-10/8/22 Read Module 7.

Module 7 assignments due- Discussion Board 7

Worth

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