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Social / Human Service Assistant

474

Statewide
Job Postings
136th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
5,040

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.17 - $16.40

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$11.72 - $18.72

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Social / Human Service Assistant - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 474 job postings for the occupation of Social / Human Service Assistant in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Social / Human Service Assistant. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Social / Human Service Assistant Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate use and care of equipment for tenant use.
  • Explain rules established by owner or management, such as sanitation or maintenance requirements or parking regulations.
  • Assist clients with preparation of forms, such as tax or rent forms.
  • Observe and discuss meal preparation and suggest alternate methods of food preparation.
  • Meet with youth groups to acquaint them with consequences of delinquent acts.
  • Assist in planning food budgets, using charts or sample budgets.
  • Observe clients' food selections and recommend alternate economical and nutritional food choices.
  • Inform tenants of facilities, such as laundries or playgrounds.

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