Identify someone in need (a friend) create a “Case Study” by providing information about your client as a whole person (not just their problem, but also their likes, hobbies, hopes, etc.).
Evaluate their needs from a human services standpoint. How did they get into their current situation? What about their life do they want to change? What can you as the human services professional do to help them?
Create a Service Plan by creating 5 goals for your client, assigning a local organization who will assist with each goal and a date this will be accomplished by. For example, “Goal #1: Link client to grief counseling services to address the death of her son. This will be done by referring her to Hospice of Palm Beach County by the end of next week”. The goals can be in “list format” (instead of paragraph format).
Discuss any ethical issues that you may experience with your client (for example, “my client told me that she has a crush on me, this is how I handled it”), how you will ensure confidentiality (for example, “I informed my client that anything we discuss stays between us unless she in danger, wants to hurt herself or someone else”), limits of competency (for example, “My client wanted my help processing her past sexual abuse but because I’m not qualified as a counselor, I referred her to someone who CAN help her”) and your continuing professional development (for example, “I will keep myself updated in the field by attending seminars on proper ethics, procedures, etc.”).