FOR KATE TUTOR ONLY LASA: Professional Proposal

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Assignment 2: LASA: Professional Proposal The Capstone professional proposal is a synthesis of all the competencies and research from the program applied to your particular issue of interest through presenting a proposal of an agency, whose goal is to address your particular issue. In your proposal for a Human Services agency, you will design a solution for your issue of interest and justify the value of the solution through research-based evidence. Your proposal should demonstrate mastery of all the program outcomes.

In a 10- to 15-page professional proposal, complete the following:

1. Create a mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency (PO 8).

2. Create an ethical statement for the organization.

3. Briefly explain how this proposed agency will address or attempt to resolve the issue (PO 1, 2, 4, 7, 8).

4. Recapitulate the demographics, and describe in detail the services to be provided by the agency to the demographics. Include a description of how these services are the most effective and the most appropriate for both the issue and the demographics using research to support your ideas (PO 3, 5, 6, 7).

5. Develop a funding proposal for the agency. In the funding proposal, describe resource needs in relation to resource availability, and the costs, in both human and other resource terms, in relation to the anticipated benefits (PO 8).

6. Identify community partnerships that would collaborate with the agency to advance its mission (PO 2, 4, 6, 7).

7. Describe and justify the individuals who would serve as the Board of Directors (PO 4, 8).

8. Design a staffing plan that demonstrates cultural responsiveness, including job descriptions of key staff members and requisite skills (PO 2, 3, 5, 8).

9. Identify the benchmarks or milestones your agency intends to use to assess its affect on the issue (PO 1, 2, 7, 8).

10. Identify and describe at least one legal and one regulatory issue that apply to the issue. Evaluate how they will be addressed in this proposal using research to support your idea (PO 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8).

Submission Details:

• Save your paper in a Microsoft Word document with the name M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and by Module 4, Day 7, upload it to the M4 Assignment 2 LASA Dropbox.

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The assignment will be graded according to the following rubric:

Assignment Components

Unsatisfactory 77% or lower

Emerging 78 – 82% (C+ to B-)

Proficient

83 – 89%

(B to B+)

Exemplar

90 – 100 %

(A- to A)

Score To calculate

score: (% / 100) x

max pts. e.g.

(80% / 100) x 12 = 9.6

Assignment Components Create a mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency. (PO 8)

Mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency state the objectives, but some are unreasonable to the issue or the demographics. Most statements are clear, but there is so much repetition between the three that they have too little distinction.

Mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency state the objectives of the agency, but they are not specific. All statements are clear; there is repetition between the three, which makes them difficult to distinguish.

Mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency clearly state the specific objectives of the agency and its overall purpose. All statements are clear; there is little repetition between the three. Evidence of revision to original statements provided based on instructor feedback.

Mission, vision, and value statement for the proposed agency is precise and insightful. They clearly state the specific objectives of the agency and its overall purpose and philosophy. All statements are clear and unique; there is little repetition between the three, yet they all support or integrate well. Evidence of thoughtful

/ 24 pts.

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revision to original statements provided based on instructor feedback

Create an ethical statement for the organization. (PO 6)

Ethical statement does not address social responsibility of the agency to the problem, the demographics, the community, and the field. The statement is unclear or severely incomplete.

Ethical statement addresses social responsibilit y of the agency to the problem, the demographi cs, the community, and the field but indirectly does so. The statement is somewhat unclear or incomplete.

Ethical statement addresses social responsibility of the agency to the problem, the demographics, the community, and the field. The statement is clear and complete. Evidence of revision to original statements provided based on instructor feedback.

Ethical statement insightfully addresses the social responsibility of the agency to the problem, the demographic s, the community, and the field. The statement is clear and complete. Evidence of thoughtful revision to original statements provided based on instructor feedback.

/ 21 pts.

Briefly explain how this proposed agency will address or attempt to resolve the issue. (PO 1, 2, 4, 7, 8)

Explanation is unclear or is not a review. It does not clearly relate to the mission, vision, and value statements or is not

Explanation is clear, but may be too detailed or too vague. It is related to the mission, vision, and value

Explanation is high-level and clear. It is appropriate to the mission, vision, and value statement and is reasonable for the issue at hand.

Explanation is high-level, yet precise and clear. It clearly supports the mission, vision, and value statement

/ 21 pts.

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appropriate. It is too unreasonable for the issue at hand.

statement, but not be always be appropriate. It is somewhat reasonable for the issue at hand.

and is astute for the problem at hand.

Recapitulate the demographics, and describe in detail the services to be provided by the agency to the demographics. Include a description of how these services are the most effective and the most appropriate for both the issue and the demographics using research to support your ideas. (PO 3, 5, 6, 7)

Description of demographics is unclear or culturally insensitive. Little to no evidence is present, or evidence is inappropriate. How the services will affect the demographics is unclear or unreasonable. It is not related to the demographics, the agency, the services provided, and the issue, but relation must be inferred. Too many impacts are unreasonable or are clearly not effective. Little to no research is presented, or is

Description of demographi cs is somewhat unclear or not culturally sensitive, yet is not insensitive. Evidence is present but is not clearly supportive of ideas. How the services will affect the demographi cs is somewhat unclear or vague. It is not specifically tailored to the demographi cs, the agency, the services provided,

Description of demographics is appropriate and written in a culturally sensitive way. They are detailed and supported by evidence and research. How the services will affect the demographics is specific and tailored to the demographics, the agency, the services provided, and the issue. All impacts are reasonably achievable, are clearly effective, and supported by research.

Description of demographic s is clear, appropriate, and writing in a culturally sensitive way. They are detailed, related to the problem, and supported by evidence and research. How the services will affect the demographic s is specific and encompasses the ancillary and tertiary effects of impact. The services are tailored to the demographic s, the agency, the services provided, and the issue. All impacts are reasonably

/ 34 pts.

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inappropriate. and the issue, but relation must be inferred. Most impacts are reasonably achievable and effective (although such conclusions must be draw by the reader). Research is presented, but how it supports ideas is unclear.

achievable, are clearly effective, and supported by research.

Develop a funding proposal for the agency. In the funding proposal, describe resource needs in relation to resource availability, and the costs, in both human and other resource terms, in relation to the anticipated benefits. (PO 8)

Funding proposal is unreasonable for the agency. Resources needed are described, but are too limited in scope to allow for success. Many significant costs are missing from the proposal. Some of the funding takes into account the anticipated benefits to the

Funding proposal is somewhat unclear or vague, although it is reasonable for the agency. Resources needed are described, but do not represent a balanced variety of recourses. The most obvious costs are

Funding proposal is clear, detailed, and reasonable for the agency. Specific resources needed are described, and all resources represent a balanced variety of resources needed to be successful. All obvious costs are anticipated. All funding takes into account the anticipated benefits to the agency. Evidence

Funding proposal is focused, detailed, and achievable for the agency. Specific resources needed are described and astutely appropriate. All resources represent a balanced variety of resources needed to be successful with respect

/ 34 pts.

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agency. anticipated. Most funding takes into account the anticipated benefits to the agency.

of revision to funding proposal provided based on instructor feedback.

to the issue, the demographic s, and community. All costs, but primary and ancillary, are anticipated. All funding takes into account the anticipated benefits to the agency, and such critical thinking is applied to ensure a reasonable bottom line. Evidence of detailed and key revision to original proposal provided based on instructor feedback.

Identify community partnerships that would collaborate with the agency to advance its mission. (PO 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Collaboration with the specific community partnerships is identified, but collaboration is unachievable, unreasonable, or inappropriate.

Collaboratio n with the specific community partnerships is identified, but collaboratio n is somewhat unachievabl

Collaboration with the specific community partnerships is identified. All anticipated collaboration is achievable and reasonable. The proposed collaboration is

Collaboration with the specific community partnership is identified. All anticipated collaboration represents the complete community,

/ 24 pts.

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The proposed collaboration is not culturally sensitive to the demographics and the community.

e or unreasonabl e. The proposed collaboratio n is somewhat culturally sensitive to the demographi cs and the community.

culturally sensitive to the demographics and the community.

and it is achievable and reasonable. The proposed collaboration is culturally sensitive to and culturally inclusive of the demographic s and the community.

Describe and justify the individuals who would serve as the Board of Directors. (PO 4, 8)

Individuals identified for the Board of Directors are present, but many are inappropriate for the position. Justification for their placement is unreasonable for many.

Individuals identified for the Board of Directors are present, but not clearly described. Most individuals are appropriate for the position. Justification for their placement is reasonable for some.

Individuals identified for the Board of Directors are clearly described. Each individual is appropriate for the position. Justification for their placement is reasonable.

Individuals identified for the Board of Directors are impeccably chosen and described. Choice of individuals is outstanding, and the justification for their placement is sound.

/ 24 pts.

Design a staffing plan that demonstrates cultural responsiveness, including job descriptions of key staff members and

The staffing plan is unclear or inappropriate. It is severely incomplete, missing many key positions. It is not culturally responsive or

The staffing plan is somewhat unclear or incomplete. It addresses only the most necessary staffing

The staffing plan is clear and thorough. It takes into account the most significant of staffing needs. It is culturally responsive to the issue, the demographics,

The staffing plan is clear, appropriate, and thorough. It takes into account all staffing needs. It is culturally

/ 34 pts.

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requisite skills. (PO 2, 3, 5, 8)

responsiveness described is inappropriate. Job descriptions of requisite skills are minimal.

need. It is somewhat culturally responsive, but responsiven ess is incomplete. Job descriptions of key staff are present but incomplete, or some key descriptions are missing.

and the community. It includes clear job descriptions of key staff members and delineates requisite skills.

responsive to the issue, the demographic s, and the community. It includes clear, complete, and concise, job descriptions of key staff members, delineates requisite skills, and addresses chain of command as appropriate.

Identify the benchmarks or milestones your agency intends to use to assess its affect on the issue. (PO 1,2,7,8 )

The benchmarks or milestones are vague or inappropriate for both the proposed agency and the issue. They do not adequately consider resources, funding, and access to measureable outcomes. Little to no research is present or does not support the ideas.

The benchmarks or milestones are somewhat vague or somewhat inappropriat e for both the proposed agency and the issue. They consider most, but not all, of the following: resources, funding, and access to

The benchmarks or milestones are clear and appropriate for both the proposed agency and the issue. They consider resources, funding, and access to measureable outcomes, and they are grounded in research.

The benchmarks or milestones are precise and are appropriate in both time and scope to measure progress of the agency and the issue. They address resources, funding, and access to measureable outcomes, and they are grounded in research.

/ 24 pts.

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measureable outcomes. Although research is present, how it supports the ideas is unclear.

Identify and describe at least one legal and one regulatory issue that apply to the issue. Evaluate how they will be addressed in this proposal using research to support your idea. (PO 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8)

Legal and regulatory issue is identified but it either does not apply to the problem or is inappropriate to the problem. A plan of how to address these issues is presented, but is incomplete or inaccurate. Little to no research is presented to support the ideas.

Legal and regulatory issue identified applies to the problem, but application is inferred. A plan of how to address these issues is presented, but is either not clear or is somewhat incomplete. Research is present but how it supports ideas is unclear.

Legal and regulatory issue identified directly applies to the problem. A clear plan of how to address these issues is presented and is appropriate. Research is used to support all ideas.

Legal and regulatory issue identified precisely and directly applies to the problem; any subtleties to relationship between issues and problem are clearly elaborated. A clear and innovative plan of how to address these issues is appropriate. Research is used to support all ideas.

/ 30 pts.

Academic Writing Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical

Writing is unclear and disorganized and rereading to solidify understanding is frequently necessary.

Writing is somewhat clear and is somewhat organized, although rereading to solidify

Writing is generally clear and in an organized manner. It demonstrates ethical scholarship in

Writing is clear, concise, and in an organized manner; demonstrates ethical scholarship in

/ 30 pts.

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scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include citations in text and at the end of the document in the correct APA format.

Although an attempt at ethical scholarship is attempted, it is sloppy or incomplete throughout. Spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors severely interfere with readers’ comprehension . Citations in text and at the end of the document are not in the correct APA format.

understandi ng is occasionally necessary. It demonstrate s an attempt at ethical scholarship in accurate representati on and attribution of sources, but errors are occasional or minor. Writing has good spelling, grammar, and punctuation, but errors somewhat interfere with readers’ comprehens ion. Citations in text and at the end of the document are mostly in the correct APA format.

accurate representation and attribution of sources; and generally displays accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation. Errors are few, isolated, and do not interfere with reader’s comprehension. Citations in text and at the end of the document are in correct APA format.

accurate representatio n and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Citations in text and at the end of the document are in correct APA format.

Total Score

/300 Points

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