0186 — Social Services Aid and Assistant Series**
This series covers nonprofessional positions in support of counseling, guidance, and related social services work in social, employment assistance, or similar programs. The persons served by the programs may be individuals or families in the community or individuals in an institution, dormitory, or other Government facility. Duties may range from work which involves group leadership and giving practical guidance on day-to-day activities to residents in a Government facility to work that involves training or employment opportunities. The work requires skill to communicate effectively and work constructively with members of the particular group involved. The work also requires a practical knowledge of program requirements and procedures, and a practical understanding of some of the more routine methods and techniques of counseling.