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Working As A Social Service Coordinator

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Stressful

  • $44,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Social Service Coordinator Do

Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Duties

Social and human service assistants typically do the following:

  • Help determine what type of aid their clients need
  • Work with clients and other professionals, such as social workers, to develop a treatment plan
  • Help clients find assistance with daily activities, such as eating and bathing
  • Research services, such as food stamps and Medicaid, that are available to their clients in their communities
  • Coordinate services provided to clients
  • Help clients complete paperwork to apply for assistance programs
  • Transport clients—for example, by driving them to appointments or to services within their community
  • Check in with clients to ensure that services are provided appropriately

Social and human service assistants have many job titles, including case work aide, clinical social work aide, family service assistant, social work assistant, addictions counselor assistant, and human service worker.

Social and human service assistants help clients to identify and obtain benefits and services. In addition to initially connecting clients with benefits or services, social and human service assistants may follow up with clients to ensure that they are receiving the intended services and that the services are meeting their needs. They work under the direction of social workers, psychologists, or other social and human service workers.

With children and families, social and human service assistants ensure that the children live in safe homes. They help parents get the resources, such as food stamps or childcare, they need to care for their children.

With the elderly, these workers help clients stay in their own homes and live under their own care whenever possible. Social and human service assistants may coordinate meal deliveries or find personal care aides to help with the clients’ day-to-day needs, such as running errands and bathing. In some cases, human service workers help look for residential care facilities, such as nursing homes.

For people with disabilities, social and human service assistants help find rehabilitation services that aid their clients. They may work with employers to make a job more accessible to people with disabilities. Some workers find personal care services to help clients with daily living activities, such as bathing and making meals.

For people with addictions, human service assistants find rehabilitation centers that meet their clients’ needs. They also may find support groups for people who are dependent on alcohol, drugs, gambling, or other substances or behaviors.

With veterans, assistants help people who have been discharged from the military adjust to civilian life. They help with practical needs, such as locating housing and finding ways to apply skills gained in the military to civilian jobs. They may also help their clients navigate the overwhelming number of services available to veterans.

For people with mental illnesses, social and human service assistants help clients find the appropriate resources to help them cope with their illness. They find self-help and support groups to provide their clients with an assistance network. In addition, they may find personal care services or group housing to help those with more severe mental illnesses care for themselves.

With immigrants, workers help clients adjust to living in a new country. They help the clients locate jobs and housing. They also may help them find programs that teach English, or they may find legal assistance to help immigrants get various administrative paperwork in order.

With former prison inmates, human service assistants find job training or placement programs to help clients reenter society. Human service assistants help former inmates find housing and connect with programs that help them start a new life for themselves.

With homeless people, assistants help clients meet their basic needs. They find temporary or permanent housing for their clients and locate places, such as soup kitchens, that provide meals. Human service assistants also may help homeless people find resources to address other problems they may have, such as joblessness.

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How To Become A Social Service Coordinator

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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Social Service Coordinator Career Paths

Social Service Coordinator
Medical Social Worker Therapist Case Manager
Senior Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Social Worker Therapist Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Social Worker Clinical Social Worker Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Therapist Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Clinical Supervisor Program Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinician Team Leader Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clinician Team Leader Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Clinician Team Leader Assistant Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Administrator Office Manager Property Manager
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Supervisor Unit Manager
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Supervisor Superintendent
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Social Worker
Senior Social Worker
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Registered Nurse Occupational Health Nurse
Medical Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Admissions Coordinator Intake Coordinator Psychotherapist
Social Work Case Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Facilitator Employment Specialist Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Service Provider 2.8 years
Intake Coordinator 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Social Service Coordinator
Internship 12.3%
Case Manager 11.7%
Volunteer 5.2%
Counselor 5.1%
Therapist 3.0%
Teacher 2.8%
Cashier 2.3%
Top Careers After Social Service Coordinator
Case Manager 10.2%
Therapist 5.4%
Internship 4.9%
Volunteer 3.8%
Counselor 3.3%
Clinician 2.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
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$31,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
City of Richmond
Highest Paying City
Citrus Heights, CA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Social Service Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Social Service Coordinator in the United States is $44,075 per year or $21 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $60,000.

Real Social Service Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Social Work Coordinator Jewish Child Care Association of New York New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $65,547
Social Services Coordinator Centers Plan for Healthy Living, LLC New York, NY Aug 23, 2016 $61,000
Social Services Coordinator Ggnsc Administrative Services LLC Philadelphia, PA Oct 16, 2012 $53,052
Social Services Coordinator Ggnsc Administrative Services LLC Philadelphia, PA Oct 16, 2009 $50,939
Social and Community Service Mgrs. Justice Resource Institute Framingham, MA Mar 26, 2009 $45,000
Social Service Coordinator X-Treme Home Care, Inc. NY Apr 04, 2016 $43,950
Social Work Coordinator Cobble Hill Health Center New York, NY Feb 18, 2009 $43,618
Social Service Coordinator Korean American Resource and Cultural Center Chicago, IL Oct 31, 2016 $42,000 -
$42,300
Social Services Coordinator X-Treme Care, LLC NY Oct 01, 2013 $41,740
Social Services Coordinator Ggnsc Administrative Services LLC Philadelphia, PA Apr 13, 2009 $40,488
Social Services Coordinator India Home, Inc. Floral Park, NY Sep 18, 2012 $40,404
Social Services Coordinator X-Treme Care, LLC NY Oct 01, 2010 $39,653
Social Services Coordinator Community Assistance Resources & Extended Service, Inc. New York, NY Oct 24, 2016 $38,276
Social Services Coordinator Community Assistance Resources & Extended Service, Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2015 $38,192
Social Service Coordinator Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washing Annandale, VA Oct 01, 2013 $37,440
Social Service Coordinator Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washing Annandale, VA Sep 01, 2013 $37,440
Social Service Coordinator Community Assistance Resources & Extended Services New York, NY Sep 30, 2010 $34,352
Social Services Coordinator Hand In Hand Development Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2010 $34,352

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Top Skills for A Social Service Coordinator

  1. Social Workers
  2. Community Resources
  3. Treatment Plans
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  • Collaborated with treatment team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and rehabilitation counselors to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Coordinated community resources for patient follow-up treatment resulting in continuity of care and reduction in frequency of re-hospitalizations.
  • Developed effective treatment plans with a team of professionals and ensured implementation of services.
  • Participated as an interdisciplinary team member during care plan meetings.
  • Introduced financial service programs to clients and evaluated potential clients qualifications to receive financial assistance programs.

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Social Service Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

71.5%

Male

17.0%

Unknown

11.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.2%

French

9.0%

Mandarin

3.5%

Russian

3.0%

Hindi

2.5%

Italian

2.5%

Chinese

2.5%

Portuguese

2.0%

German

2.0%

Japanese

1.5%

Cantonese

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Arabic

1.0%

Estonian

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Gujarati

0.5%

Korean

0.5%

Welsh

0.5%

Turkish

0.5%

Bengali

0.5%
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Social Service Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.8%

Walden University

6.9%

Ashford University

6.4%

Fordham University

6.1%

Capella University

5.6%

Howard University

5.4%

New York University

5.1%

Webster University

4.9%

Florida State University

4.9%

Temple University

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.3%

University of Louisville

4.1%

Florida International University

4.1%

West Virginia University

3.8%

Troy University

3.6%

Barry University

3.6%

Southern University at New Orleans

3.6%

University of Kentucky

3.6%

University of Oklahoma

3.6%

University of South Florida

3.3%
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Majors

Social Work

33.6%

Psychology

11.3%

Business

7.8%

Sociology

5.0%

Human Services

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Mental Health Counseling

4.3%

School Counseling

3.6%

Counseling Psychology

3.3%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

Nursing

2.6%

Communication

2.3%

Human Development

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Public Administration

1.9%

Gerontology

1.8%

Clinical Psychology

1.7%

Management

1.7%

Public Health

1.6%

Human Resources Management

1.5%
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Degrees

Masters

42.6%

Bachelors

36.9%

Other

9.8%

Associate

4.3%

Certificate

3.1%

Doctorate

2.3%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.4%
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