Social & Human Service Assistants

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Advocate, Clinical Assistant, Social Work Associate, Social Worker Assistant

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What they do:
Assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.
On the job, you would:
  • Assess clients' cognitive abilities and physical and emotional needs to determine appropriate interventions.
  • Develop and implement behavioral management and care plans for clients.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.



  • customer service
  • administrative services

Math and Science

  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology


  • therapy and counseling

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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