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Qualities of a Human Services Technician


Helping others realize their potentialWould You Make A Good Human Services Technician?

This may be a difficult question to answer, but these questions might help:

  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • How well do you accept people who are different than yourself?
  • Do you feel committed to the concept of increasing other's independence?
  • Have you had experience providing direct care to others?
  • Are you inquisitive, eager to learn new ideas and techniques?
  • Are you inspired to stand up for and speak for those who are unable to do so?
  • Do you have a desire to help others improve their quality of life?



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Organizational skills
  • A strong sense of  self
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A friendly, positive attitude
  • Patience
  • The ability to be a good team member
  • An energetic manner
  • Good judgment and decision making skills
  • A personality style which enjoys all types of people

Human Services careers are very fulfilling.  There are few things as rewarding as seeing a client become less dependent, healthier, living life to his/her fullest potential and enjoying the things we all want and need to make us feel valued and worthwhile.

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