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Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and Human Service Assistants

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Social and Human Service Assistants Description

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.

Social and Human Service Assistants Related Job Titles

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Social and Human Service Assistants Related Careers
Social and Human Service Assistants Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior.
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Advise clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
  • Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
  • Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Care for children in client's home during client's appointments.
  • Meet with youth groups to acquaint them with consequences of delinquent acts.
  • Explain rules established by owner or management, such as sanitation or maintenance requirements or parking regulations.
  • Demonstrate use and care of equipment for tenant use.
  • Oversee day-to-day group activities of residents in institution.
  • Monitor free, supplementary meal program to ensure cleanliness of facility and that eligibility guidelines are met for persons receiving meals.
  • Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.
  • Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals.
  • Observe clients' food selections and recommend alternate economical and nutritional food choices.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Assist in planning food budgets, using charts or sample budgets.
  • Observe and discuss meal preparation and suggest alternate methods of food preparation.
  • Inform tenants of facilities, such as laundries or playgrounds.
  • Assist clients with preparation of forms, such as tax or rent forms.

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