Health and Human Services.

Equine Therapy

Description: Equine Therapists are trained to help provide a bond between horses and disabled individuals as a means of therapy ( 2014).

Skills & Abilities (From Various Employers)

Job Overview: Paid $20,000 to $41,000 a year ( 2014)

Communication Concepts:

  • Kinesics
  • Paralanguage
  • Environmental Factors
  • Social Community
  • Person-centeredness
  • Noise (Wood, 2014 ).

Fun Fact: The first study into  the value of riding as therapy was reported in 1875 by Cassaign, a French physician, preforming treatments for many different neurological disorders (, 2014).

Economic Support Specialists

Description: Helps the  underprivileged receive economic aids such as W-2 Transition, Community Service Jobs, Caretaker of an Infant, and At Risk Pregnancy (, 2014).

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and work experience in economic support in a government social/ human service agency.
  • Considerable knowledge of income maintenance program requirements (e.g. Child Care Subsidy, Foodshare, Badgercare, etc.) and eligibility and authorization standards.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including concise and factual presentation of material. (, 2014).

Job Overview: Paid $18.803 per hour, with a six month probationary period. ( 2014).

  • Communication Concept:
  • Wholeness
  • Identifying Barriers
  • Self Sustaining
  • Empowerment
  • Success (Wood, 2014).


Clinical Therapy

Description: Provides a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis and a full range of treatments for patients ( 2014).

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of working with children, youth and families transitioning between higher levels of care (i.e. day treatment, residential, hospitalization, etc.) preferred.
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Transcripts must be submitted in order to meet the educational requirements of this posting. ( 2014).

Job Overview: Paid $22.22 - 29.27 per hour.

Communication Concepts:

  • Empathy
  • Culture
  • Monitoring
  • Ethics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Feedback(Wood, 2014).

Fun Fact: Health and Human Services Employs 61,163 people (, 2014)


Children and Families, Department of. (2014, september 18). Retrieved from Wisc.Jobs:

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Federal Jobs Network:

Equine Therapist Careers: Salary Information & Job Description. (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Diploma Guide:

History of Therapeutic Riding / Equine Assisted Activities. (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Stable Life, INC.:

Jackson County Employment Opportunity. (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Goverment Jobs:

Position Title: Child Care Subsidy Specialist-Senior. (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Wisconsin Department of Children and Familes:

Wisconsin Works (W-2) Overview. (2014, September 18). Retrieved from Wisconsin Department of Children and Familes:

Wood, J. T. (2014). Communication Mosaics An Introduction to the Field of Communication . Boston : Wadsworth.

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