Group Work Program Aide

Lead group work activities as directed by agency program staff.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Group Work Program Aides do?

Leads group work activities, as directed by agency program staff: Receives instructions from PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GROUP WORK 187.117-046 or GROUP WORKER 195.164-010 prior to initiating therapeutic group activities. Plans program details to meet needs and interests of individual members. Interests participants in various activities, such as arts and crafts and dramatics. Demonstrates techniques for active sports, group dances, and games. Helps develop new skills and interests. May work with part-time or volunteer staff. Works for social service agencies, such as community center, neighborhood house, settlement house, hospital, geriatric residential center, and health care facility.

Should I be a Group Work Program Aide?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Program Aide, Group Work

    How to become a Group Work Program Aide

    Most Group Work Program Aides have a Doctorate or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:pub9ac&chl=no+college+%2833%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2849%25%29||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,33,49
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