Human Services

    Arlington Heights // Carter-Riverside // Eastern Hills // Trimble Technical

    Community Worker is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Community Workers support people in need. They help provide food, shelter, health care, company, and hope.


    • Earnings Range: $18,000 – 45,000

    Level of Education

    • High School
    • 2-Year College or Technical Training
    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Interview clients to determine if they’re eligible for social assistance
    • Refer clients to resources to help them with problems such as homelessness or addiction
    • Provide emotional support to clients
    • Keep records and monitor clients’ progress
    • Some fundraise, educate the public, or manage other workers

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Patient and compassionate
    • Emotionally mature and responsible
    • Leadership abilities
    • Communication skills
    • An interest in social issues


    • Employers include halfway houses, correctional facilities, outreach groups, hospitals and clinics, shelters, and social service agencies
    • Work with nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals
    • The work can be challenging and exhausting
    • The work can be stressful and emotionally draining
    • Some work shifts, including nights

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

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