Social Worker Jobs

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.

RSS

1000+ Social Worker jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 40328
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...
Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of treatment and rehabilitation services to promote self-sufficiency, wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. For more than 40 years, Lake Shore has built its reputation as an exceptional provider of mental health and substance abuse services at licensed loca...
Now Hiring! Full-Time Hospice Social Worker, MSW Salem, OR Signature Services - 7632 SW Durham Road, Suite 130 – Tigard, Oregon 97224 The Hospice Medical Social Worker is responsible for assessing the psychosocial status of patients, families, and/or caregivers related to the patient’s terminal illness and environment. Responsibilities: · Communicate assessment findings to the RN and other ...
Mental Health Resource Center, Inc. (MHRC) a comprehensive mental health center and Joint Commission accredited organization, is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Professional to join the Adult Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program in the Collier County/Naples Area. The FACT Program is a multi disciplinary, clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed tre...
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...
This is a full year position and will follows the school schedule. Responsible for the assessment and delivery of quality mental health care to youth and families. The Clinician I works as a team member in assessing a youth's/family's needs and is responsible for developing, assessing and modifying the individual service plan in collaboration with the youth/family and multi-disciplinary treatment ...
Full Time Houston, TX A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their needs along the way. Every day our associ...
Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater is seeking a Medical Social Worker with a Master’s degree with major studies in social work, sociology, or psychology from a four-year college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and has at least two year experience in case work or counseling in a health care or social services delivery system. Two years hospice experience is pr...
This position facilitates an effective transition planning and length of stay oversight supporting the Mercy Care Management model, quality patient care, patient safety and financial components; promoting integration of a seamless care model; coordinating patient throughput; healthcare team collaboration and coordination as evidenced by metrics, optimizing performance and adoption of best practice...
Social Worker I or Social Worker II PRN St. Louis, with some coverage at Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln This position facilitates an effective transition planning and length of stay oversight supporting the Mercy Care Management model, quality patient care, patient safety and financial components; promoting integration of a seamless care model; coordinating patient throughput; healthcare team ...
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
11 Month Social Worker PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Social Workers in the school setting promote and enhance the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home, school, and community partnerships and address barriers to learning and achievement. Social Workers in the schools significantly contribute to the development of a healthy,...
"Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins" Provides professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research. Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professio...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department's (HSPHD) Community Integration and Recovery Team (CIRT) in the Behavioral Health Case Management (BHCM) area is seeking four Behavioral Health Social Workers or Sr. Social Workers with experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and substance use...
Department of Veterans Affairs Augusta, GA
Work Schedule:IRREGULAR TOUR: Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday 12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Location of Position: Uptown and Downtown Division, Social Worker Service Line Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker Program Coordinator #F00417 • The Specialty/Surgery Care Senior Social Worker must be licensed at the advanced practice ...
Provides social work services for patients and families to enhance their psychosocial functioning. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with mission, values and mercy service standards. Minimum Qualifications Education: Master's degree required in Social Work, counseling, or mental health field, with Behavioral Health experience. Experience: Minimum 2-3 years Behavioral H...
Provides social work services for patients and families to enhance their psychosocial functioning. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with mission, values and mercy service standards. Minimum Qualifications Education: Master's degree required in Social Work, counseling, or mental health field, with Behavioral Health experience. Experience: Minimum 2-3 years Behavioral H...
Social Worker (Specialty/Surgery Care Senior Social Worker) Augusta, GA Duties: Work Schedule: IRREGULAR TOUR: Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday 12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Location of Position: Uptown and Downtown Division, Social Worker Service Line Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker Program Coordinator #F00417 · The Sp...
Social Worker (Specialty/Surgery Care Senior Social Worker) Augusta, GA Duties: Work Schedule: IRREGULAR TOUR: Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday 12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Location of Position: Uptown and Downtown Division, Social Worker Service Line Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker Program Coordinator #F00417 · The Sp...
JOB SUMMARY: Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1348436 OUR MISSION : To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament and is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city. ...
Master's Degree Licensed Masters Social Worker Mercy Clinic- Behavioral Health is actively recruiting a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with strong assessment ability and the ability to handle crisis intervention. This position will be part of a call team responding to needs that arise in the Emergency Department and inpatient calls at Mercy Hospital OKC and Mercy Hospital Logan County. This po...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Popular Social Worker Articles

Sample Resume for a Social Worker Article Rating
Express your advocacy for and commitment to your clients on your resume. Review this sample to learn how.
Confidentiality in Social Work Article Rating
How far should social workers go to protect clients' secrets? Sort out your moral and legal obligations here.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2015 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2015.5.0.7-217
eTrustLogo