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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...
Travel Social Worker 13 Week Travel Assignment Shift: Days and Nights Available Whether you're new to the travel game or a seasoned healthcare traveler, our experienced travel specialists are there for you, to listen to your needs and guide you through the process of landing your dream job. Your new Parallon position offers benefits like: - Highest pay rates in the industry for travel RNs inc...
Social Worker 13 Week Travel Assignment Shift: Days and Nights Available Whether you're new to the travel game or a seasoned healthcare traveler, our experienced travel specialists are there for you, to listen to your needs and guide you through the process of landing your dream job. Your new Parallon position offers benefits like: - Highest pay rates in the industry for travel RNs including ...
Mental/ Behavioral Health Field Services Manager ... do you take your work seriously and possess a passion for ensuring the well-being of homeless people? This reputable Las Vegas facility will value and rely upon your skill in addressing the mental/ behavioral/ psychosocial rehabilitation service needs of homeless clients. Mental/ Behavioral Health Field Services Manager will earn up to $25/hour....
Social Services Emergency Services Supervisor ... are you ready to embrace challenge and get involved as well as eager to direct a positive life style changes for individuals in need? Social Services Emergency Services Supervisor will work constructively and effectively with staff to facilitate the needs of clients at a homeless shelter in the Lombard area. Social Services Emergency Services Super...
Description 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-judgmental manner, fostering independence and self-determin...
Rosewood Care Center RNs/LPNs (all shifts) Social Service Assistant (full or part time) Activity Assistant (full or part time) www.rosewoodnursing.com 900 Centennial Dr. E. Peoria, IL 61611 Fax: 309/699-1632...
HEALTH CARE OPPORTUNITIES Life Care Center of Rochester DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES Full-time position available. Must have a bachelor's degree in social work or related field and an Indiana social work license. Supervisory experience preferred. Apply to ***** CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Full-time position available. Must be an Indiana-certified nursing assistant. Appl...
Due to our recent growth, Gardenview Manor a skilled nursing facility in Danville, IL is adding to our management team. We are looking for a qualified SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL with at least 2 years of experience in a long term care facility. A Bachelor's Degree in social work or a related field is required for this position. Applications are available at: Gardenview Manor Business Offi...
Description 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-judgmental manner, fostering independence and self-determin...
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 ...
Social Services Manager Description Summary The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Recruits, hires, provides orientation/training, and retains a sufficient number of qualified staff to carry out the r...
Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehab Center Director of Social Service Full Time Our skilled nursing facility is looking for a dependable individual with a bachelor's degree in social work or human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology. Will train the most qualified individual. LPN's & STNA's 12 Hour Shifts Full Time ...
Description 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-judgmental manner, fostering independence and self-determin...
Help Wanted Social Service Director FT M - F 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Long term care experience Required. Meeting the Social needs of residents and Families, assist w/admission process Medicare and Medicaid Knowledge preferred. Oaklane Nursing & Rehab. 604 Oakwood Dr. Stronghurst, IL 61480 309-924-1123...
Social Services Case Management Rehabilitation Unit Full Time Position Description: Provide social servicesase management for rehabilitation and nursing unit; coordinate discharge planning, care conferences and referral communications. Instrumental in care planning for long term and short term clients; works as member of the interdisciplinary team. Qualifications: Experience in health care s...
SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER Life Care Center of Federal Way, Washington Full-time position available for day shift. (EOE/M/F/V/D) Requirements Must have a bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and a Washington social work license. Long-term care experience is preferred. Professional Development We understand that you want to succeed not only as a person but also as a professional. A...
Service Coordinator Conduct social work case management services and activities that support a participant's goals to live in the most integrated community setting as independently as possible. Full-time, daylight with caseload based in the Indiana area with travel to other counties required. Bachelor's with 12 semester hours of social work and experience required. Apply at: www.AllAbilitiesIn...
Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency Social Services Currently recruiting for: Eligibility Worker III - Deadline to apply: 1/22/15 Staff Services Administrator - Deadline to apply: 1/21/15 For further info go to: www.mss.ca.gov to: "Career Opportunities"...
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
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 clinical notes. Duties: Plan, deve...

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