Donette Steele, M.A. / Clinical Psychology

Work Experience Objectives - Samples

Human Services:  Work Experience Objectives

 

The following general objectives are to assist you in writing your job site objectives.  Blank areas (________)are for your use to insert a number to indicate the number of times you will be doing the specific objective.

 

  Specfic examples, including number of times an objective could be done are located  below the general objectives.  Scroll down to get an idea of how to use actual number of times in objective writing

 

General Objectives by Category

 

Individual Counseling:

 

         I will conduct one individual counseling session per weeks for ______weeks; addressing such issues as acceptance & coping skills.

         I will record  daily meeting information,  in progress notes section of client charts, noting progress towards individual goals, attendance etc., for _____ clients.

         I will complete ___ one-on-one orientation counseling sessions with clients.  Counseling topics may include dealing with treatment plan objectives, personal issues about their program, etc.

         I will individually counsel __clients and provide them with ____ intervention strategies to prevent relapse and deal with a desire for alcohol and drugs, low self esteem, etc.

         I will record daily information on at least __clients, noting daily progress towards treatment goals and place in client charts.

         I will complete __ individual counseling sessions with clients.  Sessions will deal with such topics as drug/alcohol history, how to avoid domestic violence situations and how to establish non using peer group friends.

         I will conduct individual counseling sessions on drug use and how to avoid situations that lead to drug use, avoiding situations where people use drugs congregate.

 

Educational/Process Group Counseling:

 

         I will conduct ___ group counseling sessions on grief and loss with the curriculum assigned by my supervisor; to be completed within ___ weeks.

         I will facilitate___ workshops for Long Beach target area for GRIP conferences.   Topics may include violence prevention skills, alternative to gang affiliation and anti-gang curriculum.

         I will facilitate ___ group counseling sessions on grief and loss with the curriculum assigned by my supervisor; to be completed within ___ weeks.

         I will facilitate ____ chemical dependence groups, addressing such issues as drugs of abuse, codependency, meth & crack cocaine.  Emphasis is on how to avoid temptations and developing peer group of non users.

         I will facilitate _____ group counseling sessions; topics to include will be triggers, dealing with emotional/rage feelings and relapse prevention strategies.

         I will conduct ____ group counseling meetings per week for ___ weeks to discuss matters involving relapse prevention, anger management, men’s issues, etc.

         I will teach program approved curriculum to ___ clients on substance abuse, relapse prevention, triggers and anger management.

         I will co lead ____ group counseling sessions on relapse prevention; addressing such issues as triggers, making personal decisions and selecting persons to associate with.

          I will conduct _____ group education sessions on drug and   

       alcohol    education.  Topics will include maintaining sobriety, avoiding triggers, basic skills needed to work plus consequences for their behavior.

         I will co lead ____ life skills groups under the direction of my supervisor.  The skills group will cover such topics as:  hygiene, food shopping, food preparation, etc.

         I will conduct a minimum of ____ orientation groups to teach clients important rules and information about our agency’s programs.

         I will co facilitate ____ family support groups, discussing such issues as codependency, domestic violence, proper parenting and family member issues.

         I will conduct ____ addiction treatment related group meetings.  Issues to be discussed to include living drug-free, how to maintain sobriety in a world filled with temptations and drugs.

         I will co-lead ___ wellness groups, addressing their compliance with medication and how to remember to take medication at the recommended time.  We will discuss why the medication is necessary for their future health.

         I will conduct _____ group counseling sessions with teens.  Topics will include peer pressure, how to avoid joining a gang, how to resist peer pressures to use drugs & alcohol.

         I will lead a new client orientation group every week and explain the rules of the facility and how new clients need to behave throughout treatment, plus consequences for violating these rules.

         I will co lead ____ group counseling sessions; topics to include connecting with a higher power, attending 12 step meetings, the challenges of living in society today plus how to avoid drug and alcohol use.

         I will co lead ____ life skills groups.  Topics will include:  personal hygiene, interacting in assertive but not aggressive ways, transportation, anger management plus incorporating ways to avoid relapse prevention triggers.

          I will facilitate ___  groups; addressing such issues as drug addiction, learning new coping skills, how to deal with feelings and emotions plus how to react under stressful circumstances.

         I will co lead ____ group meetings with clients, addressing anger management, feelings, defense mechanisms plus challenges in dealing with living a clean & sober life.

         I will lead ____ educational groups, teaching approved curriculum on substance abuse & prevention, under the supervision of my immediate supervisor.

 

Intake Counselor

 

         I will answer ___ or more incoming phone calls and provide clients with information regarding the services offered by this agency, which include food, clothing, hygiene, shelter and financial aid.

 

         I will complete _____ intakes for drug and alcohol abuse for entry into this program, using applicable questionnaires that address drug of choice, past treatment, employment history and financial needs.

         I will answer ____ incoming calls to this agency and refer clients to appropriate departments within this agency for needed services.

         I will complete ___ intake assessments, assessing the clients appropriateness for treatment here plus their overall history of alcohol/drug abuse.

         I will complete ____ assessments regarding past alcohol/drug treatments; determining which types of services client will need.

         I will complete ___ intakes using applicable questionnaires such as – ASI (Alcohol Severity Index) plus document drug and alcohol use/abuse, past legal issues and prior treatment attempts.

         I will answer ______ incoming calls and refer clients to appropriate outside agencies to meet their needs.  These agencies will include homeless shelters, food banks, clothing plus individual case management services.

         I will complete _____ intake assessments; goal is to determine if client will benefit from this program’s services

         I will answer incoming calls and refer ____ clients for appropriate services to this agency.  Outside referrals will include services such as homelessness, vocational counseling and mental health.

         I will refer ____ to new services as needed; services must meet client’s immediate needs such as food, housing, health and financial.

         I will conduct ___ orientation groups, teaching clients about the importance of the rules and regulations about the Men’s and Women’s Resource Center, emphasizing how we can assist them in using our computer system and data base referrals.

         I will answer ____ intake calls per day once per week for ____ weeks; referring clients to appropriate agencies such as employee assistance programs and mental health services.

         I will complete intake packets with ____clients to assess their drug and alcohol use/abuse level and their use history, and determine eligibility for entrance into this program.

         I will complete ___intake packets using the ARC guidelines.  Intakes will address homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness and drug/alcohol levels of use/abuse.

 

Record Keeping:

         I will file and organize ___ client charts in the correct order for a period of ____weeks.

         I will document individual/group meeting progress notes in client charts over a ___ week period.

 

Case Management:

         I will follow up and document client progress regarding his/her current situation and evaluate why she/he is still unemployed and record information in client’s chart.

 

         I will organize and file ____client charts in the correct order for three weeks and record information and note information for outcomes for rating progress towards goals.

         I will administer ___ urinalysis tests to clients and record results in their charts.

         I will assist ___ clients to their doctor/physician visits and will help transport them to these appointments.

         I will record weekly individual/group meeting information in files for ___clients, to be done for __ weeks.  Progress toward goals will be noted plus other issues that arise such as legal issues, work issues, family issues and progress in their 12 step program.

         I will organize and file ___ client charts and documents for a period of ____ weeks and note progress toward individual goals related to legal issues, work issues, family issues and progress toward working with 12 step program.

         I will document ____ client case files to track their progress towards quitting smoking/using drugs or using alcohol.  I will conduct weekly interviews and record random drug screening results.

         I will administer the drug/alcohol severity index and score the results for ___ clients.  This information will be recorded in client’s records and discuss results with my supervisor.

         I will review the records of ____ clients; I will assess completeness, accuracy and compliance with program regulations.  If incorrect, I will bring this to the attention of my supervisor for correction.

         I will formulate treatment plans for ___ clients that identify their problems, set up goals-both long and short-term, assist clients with setting these objectives and teaching them how to meet goals using our treatment program within a reasonable time frame.

         I will assist _____ clients with obtaining one or more of the following:  ID, Social Security Disability insurance, tuberculosis testing, work to obtain benefits according to state income guidelines.

         I will maintain ____ clients’ records accurately.  I will use appropriate coding and complete records to document all client activities for 10 weeks.

 

Community Development/Outreach:

 

         I will contact and arrange for ___ site visits to local agencies which Long Beach Grip could be referring its youth and families to.  This is to evaluate the programs as potential referral resources.

         I will develop and implement a monthly calendar and set up activity programs for ____ months.  The activities will include painting, role-playing feelings & responses, expression emotions through art activities.  These activities will be completed ___ times a week for  ____weeks.

 

Support Counselor:

         I will assist ____ clients with their meals and help them to feed themselves.

 

         I will assist with ____ recreation activities for the senior hospital; activities will include bingo, assorted games and doing puzzles,  one time per week for ____ weeks.

         I will contact ___ Bible study groups to discuss the ways the Bible helps to keep one living a sober life.  The study groups will have a question and answer session to assess the materials and my group leadership skills.

         I will conduct ___ orientation groups to teach clients important rules and information about Long Beach City College’s Women’s and Men’s Resource Center and how we can assist them in the needs, both educational and personal.

         I will assist ____ people in filling out applications for college programs and benefits.  These programs and benefits include financial aid, EOPS, Scholarships and Disabled Resources Services.

         I will assist ______ needy teens on such subject areas as math, English and social studies.  I will do this ___ times per week for _____weeks.

         I will assist in facilitating  ___ monthly meetings and distribute monthly goals to the staff.

         I will tutor approved class materials to the disabled students in the general education setting by verbally explaining math and English class work daily for ___weeks.

         I will provide information and assist ___ clients in completing their applications for services within my agency.  I will document and record this information which will be reviewed by my supervisor and assist in referral to appropriate client treatment.

 

 The following sample objectives show how your objective will look when completed.  These objective have the number of times a objective will be completed.  The above objectives have a blank space for you to insert the number of times you will actually do the objective behavior. 

 

Specific Objective Samples

 

1. I will follow-up and document Clients regarding his/her current situation and evaluate why he or she is still unemployed and record information into client files.

 

2. I will conduct an in person client interviews and record information assessing the reasons why clients are  requesting the services they need such as job referral, lowering utility expenses and educational services so I can give information to them to see if they qualify for those services.

 

3. I will answer 60 incoming phone calls and provide clients with information regarding the services offered by my agency such as food, clothing, hygiene, shelter, and other referral services in our department.

 

4. I will file and organize 20 client charts in the correct order for a period of 12 weeks.

 

5. I will hold one individual grief counseling session per week for 12 weeks addressing issues such as acceptance and coping skills with family members of the deceased.

 

6. I will conduct six group counseling sessions on grief and loss with the curriculum assigned by my supervisor this is to be completed within 14 weeks.

 

7. I will facilitate three workshops for Long Beach target area at GRiP conferences three times this semester topics will include violence prevention skills, alternative to gang affiliation and anti-gang curriculum.

 

8. I will contact and arrange for 10 site visits to local agencies which Long Beach Grip could be referring its youth and families to. This is to evaluate the programs for referral.

 

9. I will add five pages of information to Long Beach Grip website recurrent regarding 15 agencies or activities to which we could refer as means of intervention or as an alternative to gang affiliation.

 

10.  I will complete ten intakes for drug and alcohol abuse for entry into her program using applicable questionnaires that address drug of choice, past treatment, unemployment, and homelessness.

 

11. I will record daily information on seven clients and note daily progress towards assigned individual goals including group compliance, attendance, and  completing individual counseling sessions.

 

12. I will organize and file seven client charts in the correct order for three weeks and record information and I will note information on the outcomes for our behavior study.

 

13. I will facilitate four chemical dependence groups addressing the following: drugs of abuse and codependency, alcohol, meth and crack cocaine. We will discuss triggers, how we obtain drugs, what to do in a tempting  situation.

 

14. I will answer five incoming phone calls to my agency and refer callers to appropriate department within my agency such as drug and alcohol prevention department.

 

15. I will complete four intake assessments. I will assess the clients drug and alcohol use and documentf previous prevention treatment attempts.

 

16. I will complete five one-on-one orientation counseling sessions with clients. Counseling topics that will be discussed will be on their treatment plan and concerns they might have about the program.

 

17. I will complete six assessments regarding past treatment. Such topics will include drug and alcohol usage, living situation, prior treatment programs, and program commitment.

 

18. I will administer 10 urinalysis tests to clients and record results in their charts.

 

19. I will assist 10 clients to their doctors visits and will help transport them to these appointments.

 

20. I will assist three clients with their meals and help them to feed themselves.

 

21. I will assist in 10 recreation activities for the  senior  hospital including bingo, games, and doing puzzles, one per week for ten weeks.

 

22.  I will complete 5 intakes using applicable questionnaires the AS1 (alcohol severity index) and note drug and alcohol usage, legal history, and prior treatment efforts.

 

23.  I will counsel three clients and provide  them with three interventions  to prevent relapse and to deal  with  a desire for alcohol and drugs, low self worth, and denial and anger issues.

 

24. I will record weekly information in files on three clients for nine weeks and note progress toward individual goals related to legal issues, work issues, family issues and progress in a 12 step program.

 

25.  I will complete 10 intakes to assess potential clients qualifications to be admitted to the program. The qualifications will include income, drug abuse, past treatment, and willingness to adhere to program guidelines.

 

26. I will facilitate 10 group counseling session topics to be addressed will be triggers, dealing with emotion, anger expression and relapse prevention.

 

27.  I will answer 10 incoming calls and refer clients to appropriate outside agencies to meet their needs. These agencies willing include homeless shelters, food banks, clothing, and psychological treatment.

 

28.  I will hold two  group counseling meetings per week for 10 weeks to  discuss matters involving relapse prevention, anger management, men's issue, aftercare, grief, stress management, parenting issues, life skills, and reentry into society.

 

29. I will organize and file three client charts and documents for a period of 12 weeks noting information on drug of choice, length of sobriety, criminal records, medications being used, and progress within the organizational program.

 

30.  I will teach approved curriculum to six clients on substance abuse, relapse prevention, triggers, and anger management. I will do this once per week for six weeks.

 

31. I will co-lead three group counseling sessions on relapse prevention addressing triggers, personal association choices and making appropriate choices.

 

32.  I will record daily information on at least for clients noting daily progress towards treatment goals and put in their file.

 

33.  I will answer incoming calls and referred 10 clients to the appropriate services outside our agency I will refer to resources including social services, social assistance agency, food banks, and job assistance programs.

 

34.  I will document 10 client case files in order to track client's progress on not smoking drugs or using alcohol.  I will interview weekly and record random drug screening results and compare to their answers during interview process.

 

35.  I will administer the drug and alcohol severity index and score the results for 10 clients, record in clients records and discuss the results with my supervisor.

 

36.  I will contact 10 Bible study groups to discuss the ways the Bible helps to keep one living a sober life. The study groups will have a question and answer session to assess the materials and my group leadership.

 

37.  I will look totally 10 group counseling sessions on drug and alcohol education. Topics will include maintaining sobriety, avoiding triggers, basic work ethic, domestic abuse and the physical consequences of their behaviors.

 

38.  I will co-lead 10 life skills groups under the direction of my supervisor. The skills group will cover the following topics: hygiene, food shopping, food preparation, and money management.

 

39.  I will complete a minimum of four intakes assessing the clients drug and alcohol use and their past treatment attempts.

 

40.  I will conduct a minimum of three orientation groups to teach clients important rules and information about my agency's program.

 

41. I will co-facilitate three family support groups discussing issues as codependency, domestic violence, and proper parenting and supporting the addicted family member.

 

42.  I will complete six new intakes using applicable instruments that questionnaires on anger management, domestic violence, parenting, and drug and alcohol use.

 

43.  I will answer calls  and refer 10 clients for appropriate services outside my agency.  I will refer to services including homeless assistance, employment counseling, and mental health services.

 

44. I will facilitate six addiction treatment related group meetings. The issues to be discussed will include living drug-free and how to maintain sobriety in a world filled with temptations and drugs.

 

45.  I will conduct three orientation roots to teach clients important rules and information about Long Beach City College's  Women's and Men's Resource Center and how we can assist them in their needs both educational and personal.

 

46.  I will properly refer seven clients to the new services as necessary and appropriate for their individual needs such as for food, housing, and health services.

 

47. I will teach to team clients how to access specific resources in the community on their own for their individual needs this will include computer searches, telephone searches and referral organizations. These services will deal with issues of domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and family health and psychological services.

 

48.  I will assist 10 people in filling out applications for college programs and benefits. These programs and benefits include financial aid. EOPS,  Scholarships, and Disabled Resources Services.

 

49. I will be five individual intake interviews in-person, with those who are elderly and/or physically impaired and refer to the proper agency services within the community.

 

50.  I will conduct five orientation groups teach clients important rules and information about Long Beach city College is women's and men's resource Center and how we can assist them in using our computer system and data base of referrals.

 

51.  I will properly refer seven clients to community services as necessary and appropriate for their individual needs such as for food, housing, drug and alcohol services, and health services.

 

52.  I will co-facilitate five wellness groups addressing their compliance with medication and how to remember to take medication at the recommended time. We will discuss why the medication is necessary for their future health.

 

53.  I will complete five individual counseling sessions with clients. The sessions will be regarding their drug and alcohol history, how to avoid domestic violence situations, drug and out all use triggers, and how to learn to associate  and make friends with non-drug abusing individuals.

 

54.  I will assist  10 needy teens  on subject areas of math, English, social studies. I will do this three times per week for 12 weeks.

 

55.  I will develop and implement a monthly calendar and set up activity programs for four months. The activities will include painting. Role-playing feelings and responses , expressing emotion through art activities. I will complete these activities  three times a week for 12 weeks.

 

56.  I will facilitate 10 group counseling sessions with teens. Topics will include peer pressure and how to avoid joining a gang, avoiding peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol,   Working on parental problems, and how to handle violence in their homes and what to do if a threat is at hand.

 

57.  I will review 100 grievances and enter the consequences into the client database and record outcomes and  if the consequences were completed in a timely and satisfactory manner. This will be reviewed by the director of my program.

 

58.  I will head a new client orientation group every week and explain the rules of the facility and how new client needs to behave and what will be expected of them to successfully complete the program. The consequences of non-compliance and rule breaking.

 

59.  I will review 10 daily logs including the residential sober living log and escort log. I will take the list of 180 clients and compare them with the 25 group counseling progress notes and sign in sheets to assess if clients have been attending as instructed by comparing group logs and escort logs.

 

60.  I will co-lead 10 group counseling sessions. Topics will include connecting with our higher power, attendance at AA meetings, the challenges of living in society today, avoiding drug and alcohol use and avoiding domestic violence incidences.

 

61.  I recorded daily information and 10 clients charts on a daily basis for 12 weeks. The charts will note their progress within the program, the overall attitude of the client, medication compliance, and progress in working towards assigned goals.

 

 62.  I will co-lead 10 life skills groups. Topics will include: personal hygiene, interacting in assertive but not aggressive ways, transportation, anger management, avoiding drug and alcohol triggers, and looking for work.

 

63.  I will instruct five classes for the service workers international covering changes in procedures.

 

64.  I will assist in facilitating five monthly meetings and distribute monthly goals to the staff.

 

65.  I'll answer 20 calls a day and do this for five weeks and refer members to appropriate agencies such as employee assistance programs for health and drug and alcohol treatment program and mental health services.

 

66.  I will tutor approved class materials to the disabled students in the general education setting by verbally explaining math and English class work daily for nine weeks.

 

67.  I'm recorded daily information on for students and no daily progress towards assigned individual education plan goals. This will include behavior, ability to write assignments without redirecting, ability to complete class assignments on their own.

 

68.  I will teach class curriculum to four students by rewriting class materials according to each students level of comprehension and understanding for nine weeks. The students are  disabled and requires class curriculum be broken down and explained to each  according to individual level of understanding.

 

69.  I will facilitate 10 addiction group counseling sessions we will discuss maintaining sobriety by studying the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

70.  I will hold individual counseling sessions on drug use and how to avoid situations that lead to drug use, avoiding violence and personal and family settings, avoiding living situations that may lead to using drugs and alcohol.

 

71.  I will do intake on five clients to assess their drug and alcohol use of choice and their treatment history. Why they are entering this treatment facility and if they fit the profile for inclusion into our program.

 

72.  I will review records for 20 clients. I will assess completeness, accuracy and compliance with our regulations. If incorrect I will bring it to the attention of my supervisor for correction.

 

73. I will meet with 10 clients and find out the particulars of each  case  and problem areas and direct these clients to appropriate staff/programs within my agency.

 

74.  I will provide information and 10 assist clients in completing their applications for services within my agency. I will document and record this information which will be reviewed by my supervisor and assist in referral to appropriate client treatment.

 

75. I will formulate treatment plans for 10 clients that identify their problems, set up goals-both long and short-term, assist clients with setting these objectives and teaching them how to meet goals using our treatment program within a reasonable timeframe.

 

76.  I will facilitate five groups that address drug addiction, learning coping skills, how to deal with feelings and emotions, and how to react under stressful circumstances.

 

77.  I will co-lead 5 group meetings with clients addressing anger management, feelings, denial, and clean and sober living challenges.

 

78. I will teach 10 approved curriculum on substance abuse and prevention as approved by my supervisor.

 

79. I will complete five intakes using the ARC guidelines. Intakes will address homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness and drug and alcohol use.

 

80.  I will complete an individual assessment on incoming clients which will include questions on substance abuse history, employment experiences, and family issues.

 

81.  I will assist 10 clients with obtaining one or more of the following  ID, Social Security Disability, tuberculosis testing, work to obtain benefits according to state  income guidelines.

 

82.  I will maintain 10 clients records accurately.  I will use  appropriate coding and complete records to document all client activities for 10 weeks.