Agency Visit Paper

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Purpose
This assignment will provide you with the opportunity to explore potential Field Placement sites, to arrange for a placement, to apply the concepts related to legal and ethical issues in human services, and to identify ethical dilemmas in human services and apply critical thinking skills to the resolution thereof. Scheduling the Visit

Make arrangements for the agency visit(s) early in the course. Explore agencies in the area whose services are interesting to you. If you are already working in an agency, you may interview a representative of that agency, as long as it is not your direct supervisor. Schedule the visit for no later than the third week of the course. Information Collection

Collect the following information:
• Agency name
• Name and position of contact
• Date of interview
• Services provided by the agency
• Population served
• Requirements for agency interns
• General ethical dilemmas in the human services profession (from the perspective of the interviewee) • Ethical dilemmas that are faced by the specific services provided by this agency • Legal requirements placed on the agency

• Specific efforts required for compliance with legal requirements • Specific efforts by the agency to assist employees in resolving ethical dilemmas • System(s) used to collect client/consumer information • Interviewee’s perceptions of the unique challenges currently facing the human services profession • Any additional information that the interviewee wishes to share Paper

Prepare a 3-5 page paper (350 words per page) detailing the highlights of your agency visit. Make sure to include the information from the bullet points above. Please adhere to APA guidelines. Post your paper to your Assignment Section
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