Assists 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.
This career is part of the Human Services cluster Family and Community Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Keeps records or prepares reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
- Provides information or refers individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
- Visits individuals in homes or attends group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
- Interviews individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
- Submits reports and reviews reports or problems with superior.
- Advises clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.
- Consults with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
- Oversees day-to-day group activities of residents in institution.
- Assists in locating housing for displaced individuals.
- Transports and accompanies clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.