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Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.Education
Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.
Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.
The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.
Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education.Training
Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.Advancement
For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.
Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.
Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.
Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.
Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.
Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.
Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.
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Hispanic or Latino12.5%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix18.3%
Grand Canyon University7.4%
Southern New Hampshire University5.0%
Michigan State University4.0%
Virginia Commonwealth University3.8%
Texas State University3.8%
University of Houston3.7%
New York University3.7%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro3.3%
Grand Valley State University3.1%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte3.1%
California State University - Northridge2.9%
Appalachian State University2.9%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|On-Site Coordinator||Bleum USA Inc.||Austin, TX||Oct 03, 2016||$98,336|
|Research Site Coordinator (Eastern Europe Region)||Ilsbio, LLC||Chestertown, MD||Jan 15, 2016||$85,600|
|On Site Coordinator||Ciber, Inc.||Sidney, NE||Mar 25, 2013||$84,000|
|On Site Coordinator||Ciber, Inc.||Sidney, NE||Mar 26, 2013||$84,000|
|Calving Site Coordinator||Riverview LLP||Murdock, MN||Mar 18, 2016||$79,040|
|Application Development On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Waukegan, IL||Oct 12, 2011||$74,795|
|ON-Site Coordinator||Accenture LLP||Deerfield, IL||Sep 04, 2015||$72,700|
|APO SNP On Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Boise, ID||Jul 30, 2013||$70,500|
|On Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Chicago, IL||Jul 17, 2013||$69,098 -
|Site Coordinator||MR Dc Dba Clare and Don`S Beach Shack||Falls Church, VA||Oct 14, 2016||$67,434|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Waukegan, IL||Sep 20, 2012||$67,350 -
|Developer & On Site Coordinator||Tata Consultancy Services Limited||Hoffman Estates, IL||Feb 03, 2013||$67,000|
|On-Site Coordinator||Tata Consultancy Services Limited||Schenectady, NY||Nov 19, 2011||$66,300|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Mounds View, MN||May 05, 2014||$65,666|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Pvt Ltd||Saint Paul, MN||Aug 17, 2015||$65,416|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Mounds View, MN||Sep 12, 2015||$65,416|
|Research Site Coordinator||Ilsbio, LLC||Chestertown, MD||May 28, 2013||$65,395|
|Analyst/Site Coordinator||Tata Consultancy Services Limited||Peters, PA||Feb 13, 2013||$64,700|
|Site Coordinator||Full Power Properties LLC||San Jose, CA||Jan 09, 2016||$60,000|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Private Limited||Mounds View, MN||Jul 23, 2013||$58,926|
|Accounting Financial Site Coordinator||Lamour By Design, Inc.||Randolph, MA||Sep 08, 2015||$58,436|
|On-Site Coordinator||IBM India Pvt. Ltd.||Milwaukee, WI||Jan 10, 2011||$56,850|
|MSW Field Site Coordinator||Washington University In St. Louis||Saint Louis, MO||Jan 05, 2014||$53,063|
|Research Site Coordinator||Ilsbio, LLC||Chestertown, MD||May 29, 2012||$52,228|
|Social Worker/Site Coordinator||Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Sep 24, 2011||$51,293 -
|MSW Field Site Coordinator||Washington University In St. Louis||Saint Louis, MO||Jan 05, 2011||$51,002|
|Accounting Financial Site Coordinator||Lamour By Design, Inc.||Randolph, MA||Sep 15, 2015||$50,965|
|Research Site Coordinator||Ilsbio, LLC||Chestertown, MD||Oct 18, 2010||$49,400|
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