Social and Human Service Assistants:

Assist 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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $29,510.00
Average Time to Fill 29 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 11,527
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.85 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Conflict Management
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Teach food or nutrition principles
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Plan esteem building activities for children
Plan social behavior learning activities
Teach correct eating habits
Prepare technical reports or presentations associated with public, community, or governmental services
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families
Teach work-related or interest-based courses

Getting Information

Collect personal information
Obtain individual dietary histories to plan nutritional programs
Collect clinical data
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress
Confer with instructors or trainers
Conduct clinical investigations

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise individuals regarding marriage
Match clients to public or community services
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Help clients get needed services or resources
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Advise others on psychological, social services, or mental health issues

Assisting and Caring for Others

Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Perform in home visits to provide support or information
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Develop dietary-care plans

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

Maintain relationships with clients and customers
Establish relationships with clients and customers
Maintain relationships with vendors
Maintain relationships with stakeholders
Maintain cooperative working relationships with community service organizations

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Assist clients with understanding personal problems
Provide information about facilities
Adapt response to match client socioeconomic condition
Confer with community groups or authorities

Coaching and Developing Others

Encourage group and organizational participation
Empathize with others during counseling or related services
Encourage patients to participate in activities
Provide assistance for job searches

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance
Monitor diets of individuals or groups
Detect infractions of rules
Monitor client progress

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Communicate details in protective services settings
Conduct meetings with clients and customers
Resolve academic problems
Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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Treatment Planning
Crisis Intervention
Discharge Planning
Staff Management

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