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Social Worker Job Overview

Social workers help individuals of all ages solve problems to improve their well-being and quality of life. They assist families, groups and communities as well. Some social workers also diagnose and treat mental illnesses, emotional problems and behavioral issues. The most common job duties of a social worker may include:

  • Identifying which people may need immediate or long-term help
  • Developing plans to improve the well-being of their clients
  • Evaluating services to see which ones are most effective
  • Responding to emergency situations that may include child abuse or domestic violence
  • Advocating for clients who may be having problems attaining certain resources to improve their health
  • Helping clients communicate with government agencies to get specific benefits that they need
  • Empowering clients by connecting them with community resources like health care
  • Following up with clients to make sure that their lives are improving

These are just a few of the tasks that need to be performed. Candidates who are committed to social justice and helping elevate marginalized individuals out of difficult situations will thrive as a social worker. It is a challenging profession that requires individuals who are able to stay strong and objective while dealing with difficult situations and a wide variety of personalities.

Social Worker Job Education Requirements

Most employers prefer that social workers have at least a bachelor’s of science degree in social work, but some may consider candidates who have bachelor’s degrees in similar fields like sociology or even psychology. Those who are aiming to pursue this profession should try to get a master’s degree in social work because this level of education is needed to work in health care or as a clinical social worker.

Social Worker Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is going to be a 19 percent growth in social worker jobs between 2012 and 2022, meaning that over 114,000 new social worker jobs will be created in the coming decade. This profession will see a faster than average growth, but it will vary depending on the social worker’s specialty. The social worker jobs that are in highest demand are those who work asmedical social workers as well as those who work as school social workers.

Social Worker Job Salary Information

The average starting salary for social workers is $44,200 per year. There is, however, a huge variation in salaries among social workers. Ten percent of social workers earn over $70,000 per year, while another ten percent early less than $28,000 each year. Social workers who work in hospitals and schools tend to earn more than those working in social assistance situations or religious organizations.

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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...
Social Work Social Worker Supervisor II Monthly Salary: $5,240-$6,370 The San Joaquin County Human Services Agency Aging and Community Services Bureau is seeking qualified applicants who are interesting in a supervisory position that will oversee social workers and other staff committed to assisting the adult populations by providing adult services protection and provide tools and strategies des...
SOCIAL WORK, LCSW, LPC, LADC, LMFT—A SUBSTANCE ABUSE DREAM TO RUN YOUR OWN SHOW, WITH INCREDIBLE SUPPORT & $$! Here’s the chance to apply your experience working with substance abuse and mental health as well as a comfort in focusing your energies working with both one and one and occasional groups. You will be able to apply both your counseling and intervention skills and truly make a difference...
Social Worker (Case Worker) Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is seeking a Child/Family Specialist in Midland. Visit http.//texas.pchas.org/employment/ or apply online at: http://texas.pchas.org/employment/application/...
Description: What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You can work with in an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere....
Company Confidential Lorain, OH, 44053
LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER Are you able to multitask in a busy environment handling many client-patients? We have full-time employment for the right Social Worker. Experience preferred, Ohio licensure required. Skills needed include excellent computer and data entry, attention to detail, time management and teamwork in a busy skilled nursing facility. Excellent opportunity to join a great team of pro...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15237
PT MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER (MSW) HOSPICE North Hills Hospice Agency seeking a part time MSW for visits of Hospice clients. Must be willing to travel. Previous Home Care Hospice experience preferred. Excellent wages and team environment. Email resume to dwhite@ careunlimitedinc.com...
CCMS is seeking a full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide services at Lackland AFB in San Antonio TX. Normal duty are hours are Mon-Fri, 7:30-4:30pm. Full benefits are available! Relocation assistance offered! Job Duties to Include: - Responsible for and apply social work procedures and techniques in the evaluation and treatment of psychological/psychiatric disorders. Activities in...
Description: The Social Worker for Care Management acts as a liaison for the members of WellMed, Transition Care managers, and ancillary care facilities through the continuum of care; encompassing in-patient episodes, post hospitalization and ongoing care as identified for high risk patients with multiple co-morbidities and/or psychosocial needs. The primary scope is to advocate for patients and ...
SEEKING FULL-TIME LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS (LISW) FOR COMMUNITY and SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS $1,500 SIGNING BONUS Moving Expenses Negotiable UMCH Family Services is seeking licensed or licensed eligible social workers or counselors specializing in mental health to be part of our team. Individual may provide mental health services to our school or community based clients. Minimum requirements are a...
Position Title: Social Worker Department: Family & Geriatric Medicine (130648) City, State: Louisville, KY Location: HCOC Full/Part Time: Fulltime Exempt/Nonexempt: Nonexempt Requisition Number: FGSOCWKR12514 JOB SUMMARY Responsible for providing professional social work services to patients and families including direct counseling services, crisis intervention, and coordination of communi...
Find your Future at Agrace Do you have a strong desire to join a progressive and growing healthcare leader with a focus on mission, quality care and service excellence? Agrace has experienced recent growth and has a number of exciting employment opportunities: * Clinical Team Manager - Rock County * RN Case Manager - FT - Dane County * RN Admissions - FT - Dane County * RN PM Visit Support - ...
I. JOB TITLE: A. POSITION: Social Worker III B. REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Social Work C. PROGRAM: Behavioral Health D. OSHA Category: 3 II. JOB SUMMARY: The Social Worker III will be primarily responsible for providing therapeutic counseling services and other support services to individuals, families and/or groups who are experiencing problems with living such as emotional, marital, ...
Position Title: Licensed Social Worker Department: Psychiatry Location: Health Care Outpatient Center Full/Part Time: Full-time Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt JOB SUMMARY Staff member will provide patient care to psychiatric patients, in an efficient manner, in an effort to provide quality care. This position will facilitate an exceptional patient care experience by providing direct care, and perf...
Location: Toms River, New Jersey Position Description: To assist service recipients attain the goals of the individual care plan and sustain positive behavioral changes and improvement in functionality and quality of life. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Demonstrates support of all outcomes for service recipients supported. (Identity, Autonomy, Affiliation, Attainment, Safeguards, Right...
Location: Trenton, New Jersey Position Description: To assist service recipients attain the goals of the individual care plan and sustain positive behavioral changes and improvement in functionality and quality of life. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Demonstrates support of all outcomes for service recipients supported. (Identity, Autonomy, Affiliation, Attainment, Safeguards, Rights, ...
Judge Healthcare is actively seeking a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) for an excellent client in the Franklin County area in Ohio. This job will have the following responsibilities: Follow up to case management work in home Coordinate a plan for patient care for different patients Assess patient needs and make well informed decisions Qualifications & Requirements: Current Ohio LIS...
Job Purpose: Serves clients by providing therapeutic counseling. Duties: * Diagnoses client's problems by collecting and evaluating information about the client's situation. * Develops treatment plan by establishing treatment goals with the client; determining treatment methodologies. * Advises client by suggesting and exploring resolutions; discussing progress toward goals. * Obtains servic...
VITAS Healthcare NOW HIRING! “Open Interview Day” Thursday, March 12th (11am-3pm) “San Francisco Bay Program, Milpitas” 690 North McCarthy Blvd North & South Conference Rooms (NEXT DOOR TO SPECIALTIES) Milpitas, CA 95035 Office line for location inquiries: 866-268-4827 VITAS Healthcare of San Francisco Bay is currently hiring Registered Nurses, Bilingual Chinese/English RN, RN Supervisor...
Location: Jackson, New Jersey Position Description: To assist service recipients attain the goals of the individual care plan and sustain positive behavioral changes and improvement in functionality and quality of life. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Demonstrates support of all outcomes for service recipients supported. (Identity, Autonomy, Affiliation, Attainment, Safeguards, Rights, ...

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