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Program Assistant

Job Title and Job Description

Program Assistant

I coordinate volunteers and undergrad interns at the SPARK Center, a pediatric program at Boston Medical Center. I love working with children and I love working with interns who want to go into the field of Social Work, and learning from them.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

There are many specialists in this field - Play, Occupational, Speech, Music Therapists. Child Life specialists, Social Worker

What new technology will be important?

Technology, not so much. Probably a better understanding of children and their needs.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Early Childhood Ed.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Early Childhood Ed. with a specific concentration in the field that you are interested in.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

I knew I would be working in this field in some way.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantVERY 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Importantnegotiation, yes 
Scientific and Experimental 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Importantin the classroom 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantVERY 
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantVERY 
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
 

Interview By: BA