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HUS 220 Internship I

Course Description: Students will be given experiences at a human service agency to apply the knowledge, values, concepts, and skills of the human service profession.   The student will complete 190 hours with a minimum of 12 hours per week under the direct supervision of the agency’s personnel. Under direct supervision, students will observe and participate in the basic procedures and routines with the client and the agency system.  Emphasis will focus on the student’s professional growth in self-awareness, direct service, interpersonal communication, interviewing skills, and the introduction to the human service delivery system.

Requirements:

  • Students must attend a two-hour seminar session that will be scheduled every two weeks during the semester
  • Students must submit medical documentation, criminal clearance checks, and child abuse history clearance to the college before registering for this course. 
  • Students must submit acceptable clearances and meet specific credentials as required by the agency.
  • Students may complete the HUS 220 fieldwork at their current place of employment. Students must provide their own transportation to the agency.

 

HUS 230 Internship II

Course Description: Students will be given experiences at a human service agency to apply the knowledge, values, concepts, and skills of the human service profession.  The student will complete 190 hours with a minimum of 12 hours per week under the supervision of the agency’s personnel. With minimal supervision, students will observe and participate in the basic procedures and routines with the client and the agency system.  Emphasis will focus on the student’s professional growth in self-awareness, interpersonal communication, interviewing skills, case management, advocacy, crisis management, and community outreach.

Requirements:

  • Students must attend a two-hour seminar every two weeks during the semester.
  • Students must submit medical documentation, clear criminal clearance checks, and child abuse history clearance to the college before registering for this course. 
  • Students must complete specific training required by the agency.
  • Students may NOT complete the HUS 230 fieldwork at their current place of employment.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to the agency.
 

Required Credentials and Background Information

The following credentials and background information is required before registering for HUS 220 and HUS 230:

 PA State Police: PATCH criminal and child abuse clearances  (required for all students)


http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=4451&PageID=458621&mode=2

Criminal History Request

Child Abuse

PA Department of Welfare

https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

FBI Background check and fingerprints (required for all students)

Cogent Systems  (electronic fingerprint)

https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

PA Driver and Vehicle Services (only if required by agency)

http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/faq/faq-dr_ind.shtml

Request for Driver Information (History)

Basic Information

3-Year Driver Record

10-Year Driver Record

Full Driver History

Certified Driver Record $

Copy of Document from file (Microfilm)

Certified Copy of Document from File

 

Health Exam and Immunizations  (required for all students)

Private fees assessed by medical facility (must obtain immunizations required by agency)

Clinics and Board of Health departments may offer reduced fee for immunizations.

Liability Insurance

Private insurance- fee assessed per organization

HealthCare Providers Service Organization

http://www.hpso.com/

Student, clinical social worker

 

Fees for services change and students are required to research the current rates.  A student should expect a minimum of $100 to cover the fees of required credentialing, health records and immunizations, and insurance to prepare for the fieldwork courses.

Locating Fieldwork Placement

Students in HUS 220 and HUS 230 are responsible to research and interview for fieldwork placement.  Students should research agencies based upon the client population served, the services offered by the agency, and reasonable travel distance to the site.  Use these links as a starting point to identify local agencies.

 

Student Fieldwork Handbooks

Fieldwork handbooks will be distributed to students who are eligible to register for HUS 220 or HUS 230.  All prerequisites for either course must be met.  Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session in which the fieldwork handbooks will be distributed. Orientation sessions will be scheduled October (HUS 230 orientation) and March (HUS 220 orientation) of the academic year.  Eligible students are notified of the orientation sessions via the college email.  Students must obtain a signed registration card from Winona Schappell before registering for either of these courses.

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