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HUMAN SERVICES

Dezarie Arnold, Frankie
Najera, Lexi Cable,
Alondra Morgan

HUMAN SERVICE WORKER
•Although duties vary by job, all human service workers perform
many of the same basic tasks. They evaluate a client’s needs,
create a treatment plan, and put the plan into action. Throughout
the process, they provide clients with emotional support.

WORKPLACE
•Workers may be assigned to fieldwork in high-crime areas or in
institutions where there is a risk of violence or communicable
disease. As a result, the work can be stressful and dangerous.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A
HUMAN SERVICE WORKER
•Caring
•Friendly
•Supporting
•Courage
•Flexible
•Organized
•Teaching
•Helping

CAREERS

CASE WORKER
•Required Education Bachelor's degree in social work; a master's
degree in the field may be preferred
•Median Salary (2013) $40,810 for community and social service
workers; $42,120 for child, family and school social workers*

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
AID
•Behavioral Management Aide
•Required Education High school diploma
•Median Salary (2013)* $25,120

ALCOHOL COUNSELOR
•Projected Job Growth (2012-2022) 31%*
•Average Salary (2013) $41,090*

NEIGHBORHOOD WORKER
•Required Education None; strong communication and customer
service skills a plus
•Median Annual Salary (2013) Varies by job title (e.g., door-to-door
sales workers earned $20,430, and interviewers earned $30,270)**

PROBATION OFFICER
•Required Education Bachelor's degree
• Additional Requirements State-mandated training program, drug
test, background check, driver's license
• Oversee people who have convicted crimes
• Helps people find jobs and makes sure they stay out of trouble
• In addition, most employers require candidates to pass oral,
written, and psychological exams. However, job openings should
be plentiful because many people leave the occupation each year.

CHILD ABUSE WORKER
•Required Education Bachelor's degree typically required for entrylevel; master's may be required
•Other Requirements License or certification typically required;
internship or experience often preferred; communication skills and
bilingual candidates may be preferred
•Mean Salary (2013)* $46,060 annually (for child, family and school
social workers)

GERONTOLOGY AIDE
•Experience: Some employers prefer applicants with related
experience; on-the-job training is common
•Key Skills Compassion; communication, problem-solving, timemanagement and organizational skills
•Additional Requirements: Some employers may require
background checks and aides with a valid driver's license

WORK CITED
•N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.
•N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2015.
•N.p., n.d. Web.
•"What Is Human Services?" What Is Human Services? N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.
•"Top Eight Characteristics of a Successful Social Worker." Mswonlineprogramsorg.
N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.