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Social Services Job Overview

Social services workers can be found in hospitals, nursing homes, private doctor’s offices, community mental health clinics, colleges, military bases, recovery clinics and more healthcare settings. They strive to help individuals of all ages cope with big and small problems. The most common job duties of a social services worker may include:

  • Deciding who needs help and approaching them
  • Assessing the needs of clients with their help
  • Identifying problems within the situations that clients are in
  • Helping clients deal with the dynamic changes that are happening
  • Referring clients to community resources that can improve their lives
  • Responding to emergency and crisis situations
  • Soothing children who are in crisis and providing practical help to them
  • Following up with clients to make sure that they are getting the help they need
  • Determining if a plan of help or treatment is working for individuals’ troubled situations

Candidates who like working with people may be a good fit for social services jobs. Social services workers need to have compassion without judgment for a variety of people who have fallen on hard times, yet they also most remain professional in crisis situations. They need to have strong listening skills and problem-solving skills.

Social Services Job Education Requirements

Most social services jobs require that candidates hold at least a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. For example, some have degrees in sociology, political science, or psychology. A bachelor’s degree is a requirement for nearly any social services position, and a master’s degree is preferable for many jobs in the field. Many schools and hospital may require both a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of two years’ experience. Other jobs in healthcare that require great people skills include physical therapist jobs and intake nurse jobs.

Social Services Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that there will be a growth of around 19 percent in jobs for social services workers. That’s quite a bit faster than the increase that most occupations will be experiencing. That’s because there will an increasing demand for social services along with a growing demand for other healthcare workers. In 2022, there should be more than 721,500 Americans working as social workers and over 185,500 social services workers in the healthcare field alone.

Social Services Job Salary Information

Social services workers earned a median annual salary of $44,200 in 2012. However, higher-earning social workers who specialized and had experience in the field were able to command more than $72,980 per year. Also, social services employees who worked in educational services earned the most money in general.

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Make a difference in a child’s life! The State of Washington Children's Administration is currently recruiting for several dynamic, motivated and culturally competentSocial Service Specialist positions with the Division ofChildren and Family Services located throughout King and Snohomish County. These Social Service Specialist positions, within the Department of Social and Health Services, Child...
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES HOUSTON COUNTY Houston County is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time positions: Social Services Supervisor - to lead the social services team and oversee all related programs. Requires strong supervisory management skills, along with the ability to foster an environment of continuous improvement. Master's degree plus at least two years Social Worker ex...
Advantage Services Coordinator (Social Services Provider) Part Time Florist Gardens-- Milwaukee, WI As the largest provider of affordable housing in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond Communities has been building and sustaining homes with services to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities since 1971. We combine affordable housing with on-site Advantage Services with a goal of helping...
Inspired Careers At American Senior Communities, our people deliver the kind of care that you would want for your family members. In an atmosphere that welcomes compassionate, talented individuals, our team members are able to deliver inspired care at the highest possible level. SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT. Minimum 1 year long term care social work experience required. Resumes may be sent to Bryannaw...
Description SIGN ON BONUS of $1,500 for Social Service Director POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for initiating and maintaining a comprehensive social services program within the facility. Assists residents/patients in the achievement and maintenance of maximum psychosocial functioning and independence. Handles resident/patient concerns and assists residents/patients in a respectful and non-judgme...
Social Service/NURSE Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency Social Services Currently recruiting for: Nurse Case Manager (for the Family & Children's Services Division) Senior Nurse Case Manager (for the Public Guardian Division) For further info go to www.mss.ca.gov to: "Career Opportunities"...
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Beacon Shores Health & Rehab, a long-term care facility in Virginia Beach, is seeking a Social Worker with long-term care experience to join its team of caring professionals. The successful candidate will assist families and residents with the transition from home life to congregate living, meet with residents to determine their psychosocial needs, and update/maintain resident social service clini...
Company Confidential Altamont, PA, 17931
Healthcare NOW HIRING at Broad Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 500 W. Laurel Street Frackville, PA SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR and REGISTERED NURSE Sign on bonus of $1,500 offered for the RN (3-11 shift) Apply online at www.extendicareus.com/jobs.aspx or contact the facility at 570-874-0696 Listing provided by: The Republican Herald, Pottsville, PA Times-Shamrock Communication...
Position Description: Do you love healthcare and helping others? Do you excel at teaching members about their health and well-being? Are you looking for an opportunity to empower others, while maintaining a strong work/life balance? Universal American is the place for you! Universal American is a New York Stock Exchange company with annual revenues of more than $2 billion. Through our family of ...
Winning Wheels, Inc. currently has a full time opportunity in our Social Services department with primary responsibilities including individual and group counseling, case management and community integration. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic human services professional to join our growing team in one of the nation's leading residential rehabilitation centers for young adults wi...
BILINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH Family Human Social Service Specialist in Child Welfare in Edison, NJ. !!!!PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY!!!!! Only those applicants that follow the instructions can be considered. To apply 1. Please EMAIL ***** 2. Please use the word "BILINGUAL" in the subject line of the email. 3. Please paste or retype your resume into the email. If you ...
Parallon Workforce Solutions Houston, TX
Job Description: Title/Unit: Director of Social Services - LCSW Shift: Days Exciting opportunity in a city with historical landmarks, downtown ambiance with a plethora of shopping and dining experiences, various hotel/motel and bed/breakfast accommodations, local wineries and farms and an abundance of local recreational activities. This town has something for everyone, with snow skiing in the...
HMG Services Houston, TX
Job Description: Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation is looking for a dynamic and experienced Social Services Director Job Expectations for the Social Services Directorinclude but are not limited to: Assist in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the overall operation of the Social Service Department. The Social Service Designee will provide medically related social s...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions DHS15-0176 TWO POSITIONS The Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is the safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve se...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions DHS15-0125 - TWO POSITIONS The Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is the safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve ...
Broward Health Medical Center is a 716-bed, state-of-the-art Level I Trauma Center and Ft. Lauderdale’s largest healthcare facility. Pool Position will work as needed. Varied Days or Nights. Weekends required. One year of related experience. Master's degree in Social work obtained through at least a two year graduate program. BLS card required from American Heart Association. Provides assessments...
Parkridge Valley Hospital – Chattanooga, TN Social Services Representative, Licensed LCSW - Adult Social Services Parkridge Valley offers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate the individual patient- from inpati...
Broward Health Medical Center is a 716-bed, state-of-the-art Level I Trauma Center and Ft. Lauderdale’s largest healthcare facility. Pool Position will work as needed. Varied Days or Nights. Weekends required. One year of related experience. Master's degree in Social work obtained through at least a two year graduate program. BLS card required from American Heart Association. Provides assessments...
Parkridge Valley Hospital – Chattanooga, TN Social Services Representative, MS - Adult Social Services Parkridge Valley offers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate the individual patient- from inpatient care, t...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: Part-time Description Parkridge Valley Hospital – Chattanooga, TN Social Services Representative, Licensed LCSW - Adult Social Services Parkridge Valley offers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate t...

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