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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSER 1001 - The Role of the Human Services Technician

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of an eligibility or financial worker. People in this role process information for individuals or families applying to counties in MN for services. Models of service delivery and ethical considerations are included in this course. Communication in a multicultural environment in human services will be discussed.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Roles and functions of the eligibility or financial worker
  2. Advocacy, assessment and resource and referral practices
  3. Case management skills
  4. Models of service delivery by the eligibility or financial worker
  5. Eligibility or financial worker ethics and values
  6. County service agencies, programs and target populations
  7. Eligibility or financial worker consumer-issues and concerns
  8. Overview of multicultural issues in human services

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply program rules to client case studies.
  2. calculate basic financial formulas related to determining program or service eligibility.
  3. document accurate case notes for client files.
  4. evaluate the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds.
  5. identify and recommend various programs (e.g. cash, food, WIC, housing, medical assistance, etc.) that serve eligible applicants.
  6. identify the roles and responsibilities of the eligibility worker or financial worker in relation to county government positions.
  7. investigate self-care, resilience and stress management strategies as coping skills for case management.

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