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Human Services

Who Are Human Services Workers?

Paraprofessionals (assistants or aides), who have their associates degree, work with:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Special needs individuals
  • Older adults

Typically, a paraprofessional has direct contact with clients or children and works with the guidance of a human services professional/teacher to:

  • Provide care
  • Set goals
  • Follow treatment
  • Evaluate progress of individuals