Human Services, Rehabilitation and Social Work
Human Services Mission Statement
The Troy University Human Services Program mission is dedicated to student preparation that advances the Human Services discipline though educational excellence, meaningful research, effective teaching and student learning. The purpose of the Human Services Program is to graduate quality entry level human service professionals. The programs vision is to assure human service professionals with human services knowledge, values and skills to practice within the context of a diverse multicultural, global and technological oriented society. An educational environment for learning is provided which upholds the traditions, values and ethics of the human services profession. In keeping with the above –stated mission, the following four general goals are identified.
Goal 1: Build on a liberal arts base in preparing beginning entry level human services workers who have contextual knowledge of diversity, multiculturalism, and a world view that are founded in broad social and behavioral science knowledge base.
Goal 2: Provide an educational environment for learning that upholds the traditions of a human service professional which includes a strong work ethic, integrity, honesty and professional conduct.
Goal 3: Develop mentor and expect an attitude of excellence in teaching, learning and service and;
Goal 4: To meet the personnel needs of the human services community in the state of Alabama, the nation and the international community
Rehabilitation Mission Statement
Mission of the Undergraduate Rehabilitation
Program To prepare graduates for entry-level professional employment with programs providing services to individuals with disabilities, and for admission to programs in rehabilitation at the master degree level.
Undergraduate Rehabilitation Program Goals
- Understanding of the social, psychological, economic, physical, medical, and other environmental problems faced by the people who are to be helped in rehabilitation.
- Understanding of the history, philosophy, legal status, and agencies/facilities of the rehabilitation system, and the roles and functions performed by rehabilitation professionals within those agencies/facilities.
- Understanding of the employment placement process, including vocational adjustment and appropriate job placement, the major contributions of community-based rehabilitation programs in facilitating employment, job placement techniques, and independent living outcomes.
- Understanding of the characteristics of helpful communication, and the potential influence of cultural diversity and individual lifestyle choices outcomes.
- Understanding of vocational information, assessment, and problem solving within a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency context, the methods used in rehabilitation to solve consumer problems, and how to utilize available resources to improve consumer access, quality of services, and decision making outcomes.
- Knowledge of ethical principles and standards affecting the delivery of rehabilitation services, and the responsibilities and privileges that accompany the role of the rehabilitation professional outcomes.
- Ability to apply rehabilitation principles, learned via their classroom experience, in a professional work setting at a skill level expected of a beginning level rehabilitation professional.
Social Work Mission Statement
The Troy University Social Work Program derives its mission from the University’s goal of preparing students to demonstrate competence in their chosen field and to encourage excellence in student learning. The purpose of the Social Work Program is to prepare students for entry-level generalist social work practice. The Program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life beginning with, and progressing through, the individual system and increasingly complex levels of social organization. The basic aim is to prepare the graduate with the social work knowledge, values, and skills to practice within the context of a diverse, multicultural, global, and technologically oriented society. Teaching, learning, and service are exercised in an atmosphere that prizes and upholds the traditions, values, and ethics of the social work profession.
In keeping with the above-stated mission, the following four general goals are identified:
Goal 1: Build on a liberal arts base in preparing beginning level generalists who have an appreciation for diversity, multiculturalism, and a world view and are grounded in a broad social and behavioral science knowledge base;
Goal 2: Provide an environment where a strong work ethic, integrity, honesty, and professional ethical conduct is modeled and expected; Goal 3: Develop an attitude of excellence in learning, teaching, and service, and;
Goal 4: To meet the needs of the social service community in the state of Alabama, the nation, and the international community.