Social and mental health aide help healthcare and social workers to provide services to people. They usually work under the direction of workers from a variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, or social work.
In_psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and outpatient clinics, social and human service assistants work with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and others to help clients master everyday living skills, communicate more effectively, and live well with others. They support the client’s participation in a treatment plan, such as individual or group counseling or occupational therapy.
Social Service Aide Education:
Social Service Aide students study Human Biology, Principles of Sociology, Community Organization, Intro to Social Welfare, Psychology of Adjustment, Group Dynamics, Political Science Elective, Minorities in the U.S, Contemporary Social Issues, Multicultural Issues in Psychology.
Job prospects for social and human service assistants are expected to be excellent, as the elderly population continues to grow.
Social Service Aide Salary:
State government: $35,510
Local government: 32,560
Individual and family services: 26,250
Vocational rehabilitation services: 23,910
Residential mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse facilities: 23,580