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Social and Human Service Assistants
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 1,510

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.84 - $23.57

Typical Annual Salary: $33,000 - $49,000

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
  • Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior.
  • Oversee day-to-day group activities of residents in institution.
  • Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals.
  • Advise clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.
  • Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
  • Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Automobiles or cars
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Medical software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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