Values as a Human Services Professional
The assignment should be a 3- to 4-page expository essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of assignment, course and section number, and date.
Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs.
Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of professional ethics and personal values in the human service profession.
Reference page: Sources listed in APA format.
Include a minimum of two scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions.
Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left aligned.
Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
Use APA formatting and citation style.
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This assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:
HN510-1: Examine human services values, ethics, and attitudes and their application in practice.
PC-2.3: Demonstrate integrity through the application of relevant codes of conduct and social responsibility within one’s profession.
Professional and personal values are important to decision-making. Therefore, during this assignment, you will get to share your core values and discuss their link to service delivery and social responsibility. In addition, you will get to examine the ethical principles among other professions, which will further reinforce the importance of values.
Review the NOHS Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals and conduct research to discover the values inherent in the human services profession.
Please be sure to address all of the following in your assignment:
Identify your top three core values and discuss why they are your top three.
Discuss how the personal and professional values in the human services profession instruct (or impact) effective service delivery in both positive and negative ways.
Analyze the expectations for social responsibility included in the NOHS Ethical Standards, either explicitly or implicitly.
Compare and contrast these professional values with those of at least one other profession (law, medicine, etc.).
Use specific examples to discuss the impact of these values on services provided to clientele of each profession discussed.
Please read the following chapter in your text:
Chapter 3: “Values and the Helping Relationship”
Bell, L., & Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2015). Ethics, values and social work practice. McGraw-Hill Education.
Chapter 4: “Ethics, Values and Social Work Identity(ies)”
Binyamin, G. (2018). Growing from dilemmas: Developing a professional identity through collaborative reflections on relational dilemmas. Advances In Health Sciences Education: Theory And Practice, 23(1), 43–60.
Lannin, D. G., Vogel, D. L., & Heath, P. J. (2017). Can reflecting on personal values online increase positive beliefs about counseling? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(3), 261–268.
National Organization for Human Services. (2015). Ethical standards for human services professionals. https://www.