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Human Services

Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and human service assistants assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families.

They may assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services and help clients obtain them. They may assist social workers with developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation or adult daycare.

Job titles

  • Advocate
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Addictions Counselor Assistant
  • Caseworker
  • Independent Living Specialist
  • Activities of Daily Living Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Family Development Specialist
  • Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist

To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Social and Human Service Assistants.

Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders (ASAAD)

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Substance abuse and bhavioral disorder counselors advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. They may counsel individuals, families or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Job titles

  • Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor (SA Counselor)
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor)
  • Clinical Counselor
  • Addictions Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Assessment Specialist
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Chemical Dependency Professional
  • Clinician

To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.

Correctional Counseling

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. They make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Job titles

  • Probation Officer
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Parole Agent
  • Parole Officer
  • Deputy Juvenile Officer
  • Correctional Casework Specialist
  • Correctional Probation Officer
  • Juvenile Correctional Officer

To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.