Social Services Jobs

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...
Exciting opportunity to join the Inglis TEAM! SOCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Inglis is seeking a Social Services Coordinator (SSC), to provide services that encourage and support an environment which is most beneficial to the psychosocial health of a...
Title: Advantage Services Coordinator ( Social Services Provider) NV -FT City: Minneapolis Property: New Village, Whittier Community Housing Advantage Services Coordinator (Social Services Provider) New Village Apartments, Whittier Community Housing 40 hrs/ Full-time As the largest provider of affordable housing in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond Communities has been building and sustaining...
GRADUATING WITH BA IN MAY 2015? Social Services, Human Services, Family and Children Services, Child Advocacy, Psychology, Social Work, Latin American Studies, Woman Studies, Gender Studies, Community Health, Child Adolescent Development, Human Development, or other helping professionals JOB DESCRIPTION MCS will train entry level person or recent graduate who is BILIGUAL in SPANISH-ENGLISH. Thi...
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...
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...
WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services Spokane, WA
Duties: This Social Service Specialist works within the Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration, Region 1, Spokane, CFWS Unit. This position receives little supervision and the incumbent exercises independent judgment in devising own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent, and solution focused case management. Develop and update...
WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services Pierce County, Washington
Duties: Within the Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration, Region 3, performs advanced levels of specialized case management in the Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS) Unit. This CFWS position ensures timely permanency outcomes for all children on their caseload to include reunification, adoption, guardianship, and third party custody plans; engages in critical t...
WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services Bremerton, WA
Duties: Within the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Children's Administration (CA), Region 3, performs advanced level work in the investigation of child abuse and neglect allegations and specialized case management in the Child Protective Services (CPS) Unit. These positions investigate allegations, assesses complex family situations, develops plans to protect children either in t...
WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services Other, WA
Duties: This position is within the Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration, Region 3, Stevenson office. This position performs advanced level generalist social service practice in a variety of programs, including Child Welfare Services, Child Protective Services, Family Reconciliation Services, Indian Child Welfare, Intake, Division of Licensed Resources or other spec...
A Full-Time Hourly Position with a Small Family Nutraceutical E-commerce Company. E-commerce is a demanding, fast paced environment. DR Vitamins takes that into a small friendly family business in a smoke-free suburban home environment with landscape, birds, nature, and our Bichon-Poodle. For more info and photos you may view our employment web page: www.drvitaminsolutions.com/content/Position-Av...
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...
The Social Services Professional provides services to patients and families, acting as a liaison between treatment team, physician referral source, community agencies, outside therapists, and third party reviewers. This individual leads specific treatment team meetings and prepares and presents proposed master treatment plan. The Social Services Professional provides individual, family, multi-fami...
BASIC FUNCTION: The Social Worker intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special funds and agencies. In addition, offer crisis intervention to patients and families with psychosocial needs and coordinates and facilitates the develop...
Capitol City Family and Education Services believe every child has a right to a safe, stable and nurturing home. Our team is committed to strengthening families and our communities by offering culturally competent support.Our primary purpose is to reduce and/or eliminate the need for out-of-home placement, as well as promoting reunification of children with their biological families. The Case Man...
Capitol City Family and Education Services believe every child has a right to a safe, stable and nurturing home. Our team is committed to strengthening families and our communities by offering culturally competent support.Our primary purpose is to reduce and/or eliminate the need for out-of-home placement, as well as promoting reunification of children with their biological families. The Case Man...
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...
COMMUNITY LIAISON/ ADMISSION COORDINATOR BA in Social Work or related field- PREFERRED 77 BEDS privately Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Excellent interpersonal skills a MUST. Full time/day shift position. Competitive wages, full benefits. For more information call Bonnie, M-F 8:30am -5:00pm (262)878-2788 OAK RIDGE CARE CENTER...
HOUSING LINK COACH Social Work - Full-Time Bucks County non-profit seeks exp'd individuals to work in Bristol & Quakertown. Interview & assess low-income residents with housing crises. Manage data base system for accuracy, tracking & reporting. Collaborate & refer to partner agencies. Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Ability to lift/move up to 25 lbs. Valid PA driver's license & personal vehicle t...

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