The Helping Theory and Human Services Worker

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“When one views the hardships of others with compassion, sympathy, and empathy, or if one has ever experienced hardships and was helped through the means of a human service worker, the answer is simple. The desire to help a suffering human being cannot be denied, and the best way to help is to become involved in other people’s lives. This can be accomplished by being active in community services, charity work, governmental agencies and legislation (J).” The helping theory that all human services workers must use in all cases would be to give voluntary action directed towards individuals. This would include, comforting, rescuing or helping or just sharing, talking and or listening, with an individual in need of help. This is usually needed during a crisis. When any clinician works with a client; the relationship should always remain professional and never become personal.

A human services worker must do all that they can for all clients using the helping theory as a guideline. The usual cause of desiring the help from a human services worker is usually the loss of a job, the need for medical services and food assistance. As we attempt to accomplish the service or services for each individual, we must continue to keep the relationship at a professional level. A non-sexual, impersonal relationship should exist between client and clinician. If there is a personal relation between the two, the lover will be favored in the process of attaining services, or just the opposite may occur, denying services to an individual do to the relationship. This is why it is so important to establish a relationship built on trust. With no trust in the relationship, the clinician of no help during a crisis. A good human services worker must care about others disadvantages and feel the need to help in every way possible by offering programs that can assist one to overcome the drawbacks in their present situation.


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