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ERIC Number: ED018648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 90
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IMPLEMENTING NONPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS IN HUMAN SERVICES. MANPOWER TRAINING SERIES.
SCHMAIS, AARON
SPECIFIC PROCESSES FOR UTILIZING NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES IN HUMAN SERVICES ARE PRESENTED. THE BACKGROUND, CURRENT STATUS, AND PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED. THE ELEMENTS CONSIDERED ARE RECRUITMENT, SCREENING AND SELECTION, TRAINING, PLACEMENT, SUPERVISION, UPGRADING, AND EVALUATION. EXAMPLES OF NONPROFESSIONAL POSITIONS INCLUDE THE CASE AIDE IN SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS, THE COMMUNITY (NEIGHBORHOOD) HEALTH AIDE, THE SCHOOL AIDE, THE GROUP AIDE IN YOUTH AGENCY PROGRAMS, AND THE HOUSING AIDE. A JOB CONTINUUM MODEL SHOWS HOW THE CREATION OF NONPROFESSIONAL JOBS CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CURRENTLY UNTRAINED, ALLOW THEM TO ADVANCE TO NEW LEVELS OF SPECIALIZATION, AND RESTRUCTURE THE ROLE OF THE PROFESSIONAL SO HE FUNCTIONS AT A LEVEL APPROPRIATE TO HIS TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE--(1) THE NONPROFESSIONAL WHO PERFORMS CLERICAL, SUPPORTIVE, AND ROUTINE ACTIVITIES, (2) THE SPECIALIST OR UPGRADED NONPROFESSIONAL WHO PERFORMS TASKS THAT SPECIFICALLY REALLOCATE AND REDEFINE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND (3) THE "NEW CAREER LINE" EMPLOYEE WHO WORKS WITH THE PROFESSIONALS ON A TEAM BASIS. TO AFFORD PERMANENT STATUS TO NONPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS AND MAKE THEM INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES SPECTRUM, (1) LARGE SCALE PROGRAMS MUST BE INSTITUTED IN PUBLIC AGENCIES SUCH AS HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, (2) SMALLER DEMONSTRATION AND RESEARCH EFFORTS MUST BE FUNDED TO EXPLORE NEW APPROACHES FOR DEALING WITH PROBLEMS, (3) TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR ALL PERSONNEL AT ALL LEVELS MUST BE CONSTRUCTED, (4) LEGISLATION SUPPORTING THE TRAINING MUST BE CONTINUED, AND (5) CERTAIN LIMITING FACTORS MUST BE EXPOSED AND REMEDIES PROPOSED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 FROM CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF UNEMPLOYED YOUTH, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 853 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for the Study of Unemployed Youth.
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