DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants
Occupational 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. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 3 - Arrowhead||2,390||164||$14.27/hr||$0.56/hr||$9.48/hr||$10.83/hr||$13.33/hr||$17.86/hr||$20.71/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Personal and Home Care Aides||3,030||$10.26/hr||N/A|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||320||$26.98/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Social and Human Service Assistants
- Visits individuals in homes or attends group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements and procedures.
- Interviews individuals and family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
- Advises clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, and housekeeping.
- Provides information on and refers individuals to public or private agencies and community services for assistance.
- Assists in locating housing for displaced individuals.
- Monitors free, supplementary meal program to ensure cleanliness of facility and that eligibility guidelines are met for persons receiving meals.
- Observes clients' food selections and recommends alternate economical and nutritional food choices.
- Meets with youth groups to acquaint them with consequences of delinquent acts.
- Keeps records and prepares reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
- Submits to and reviews reports and problems with superior.
- Informs tenants of facilities, such as laundries and playgrounds.
- Demonstrates use and care of equipment for tenant use.
- Explains rules established by owner or management, such as sanitation and maintenance requirements, and parking regulations.
- Transports and accompanies clients to shopping area and to appointments, using automobile.
- Oversees day-to-day group activities of residents in institution.
- Consults with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
- Cares for children in client's home during client's appointments.
- Observes and discusses meal preparation and suggests alternate methods of food preparation.
- Assists in planning of food budget, utilizing charts and sample budgets.
- Assists clients with preparation of forms, such as tax or rent forms.