Case Workers - Physical Demands
Social and human service assistants frequently:
- Sit for long periods of time.
It is important for social and human service assistants to be able to:
- Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
- Understand the speech of another person.
- See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
It is not as important, but still necessary, for social and human service assistants to be able to:
- See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
- Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
- See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
- Determine the distance between objects.
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- Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
- Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
- Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.