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Occupation

Social and Human Service Assistants

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.

Also known as

Social Work Associate, Community Coordinator, Advocate, Family Support Worker, Human Services Program Specialist, Social Services Assistant, Caseworker, Home based Assistant, Outreach Specialist, Mental Health Technician

Education

The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent

Demand

Minnesota

Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 12.0%
10-Year Openings 21,799

Wages

People in this occupation tend to earn between $14.49 to $21.40 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Write reports or evaluations.
  • Maintain social services program records.
  • Present social services program information to the public.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Visit individuals in their homes to provide support or information.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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