Social and Human Service Assistants
On the Job
Social and Human Service Assistants help to provide services in a variety of fields, including psychology, rehabilitation, or social work. They support families. They may help clients find social and community services. They may work under the direction of a social worker.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
- Maintain social services program records.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
- Assist clients in handling details of daily life.
- Help clients get needed services or resources.
- Present social services program information to the public.
- Refer clients to community or social service programs.
- Monitor nutrition related activities of individuals or groups.
- Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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