Introduction to Family and Human Services

SCED Code: 19001
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Introduction to Family and Human Services helps students identify professional opportunities within the Human Services career cluster. Students investigate supports for individuals and families to preserve, promote, and protect public health and well-being. Students will assess the needs of clients, determine the support needed, and demonstrate human services career skills. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Consumer Services
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
  • Credit Counselor
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Psychologist (Clinical, Counseling, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, School, Social Training Manager/Coordinator)
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
Family & Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Child, Family, and School Social Worker
  • Clergy
  • Community and Social Service Specialist
  • Grief Counselor
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Residential Adviser
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Personal Care Services
  • Cosmetologist
  • Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
  • Funeral Attendant
  • Funeral Director
  • Funeral Service Manager
  • Hairdresser/Hairstylist
  • Mortician
  • Massage Therapist
  • Nail Technician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Skincare Specialist
  • Undertaker

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