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Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster is made up of three pathways in Kansas, all under the direction of Family and Consumer Sciences and is listed below. The pathway design sheets found under each pathway link will provide access to the course competencies, which direct the knowledge and skill development.

Introduction to Human Services
The cluster classroom experience includes both foundational life literacy and technical skills to develop the healthy self of the individual which will enhance success in the helping professions. The career and technical skill organization, Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA), adds to the learning environment and personal growth by offering opportunities to develop leadership while classroom knowledge and skills are applied in authentic work and community related situations. To learn more about this organizations in Kansas visit: Kansas FCCLA.

Consumer Services (CIP Code: 19.0401)
Consumer Services pathway focuses on the careers relating to help others to successfully manage their resources including personal and family financial goal setting across the life span, risk management, individual decision making, strategies to goal achievement, income, asset and debt management, risk management, preventing financial difficulties and working with public resources. This is not customer service or the finance/banking professions (which are addressed in the Business and Management career field), but helping people manage their financial decisions as through credit counseling, real estate, and family financial planning to name a few.

Early Childhood Development and Services (CIP Code: 19.0709)
The Early Childhood Development and Services pathway focuses on the careers relating to meeting the needs of children (birth to age five), be they providers in home, community, educational or institutional settings and includes child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervising learning activities; child abuse and neglect prevention, working with parents and the legal and administrative requirements of the field. Careers range from preschool teacher to child care center manager.

Family and Community Services (CIP Code: 19.0799)
The Family and Community Services pathway focuses on careers relating to meeting the essential needs of people, especially occupations which focus on relationships between and among family members including family counseling, marriage therapy, non-profit management and others related to helping others. This pathway is unique in that the entire human condition is reviewed. This is based on the philosophy that no one topic is stand alone, but rather needs to be studied together just as people interact with society on a daily basis and function in the world. . This cluster addresses knowledge and skills in a range to topics from nutrition and wellness and family studies to consumer and personal finance and human growth and development. A strong tie to service leadership is part of this pathway which enhances empathy and caring, two traits important to this cluster area.


Human Services Pathway Design Sheets with Competencies and Resources

Wage & Employment Information

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2010-2020 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2012-2013 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.

Family and Consumer Sciences 
Consultant

Gayla Randel
(785) 296-4912
grandel@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

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