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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...
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 ...
Accountable Healthcare Staffing is looking for a Licensed Master Social Worker for the San Antonio, Texas area! The Social Worker is responsible for conducting face to face sessions with patients in order to complete thorough assessments, develop treatment plans, and provides supportive counseling, crisis intervention and brief therapy. He or she also provides clinical services. Caseload can cons...
Catalyst Professional Services is hiring a Clinical Social Worker Case Manager at the Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay, GA. CSW Case Managers will play an integral role in enhancing the lives and medical care for active duty service members and their dependents. Highly competitive compensation plan offered including a great paid time off plan. Qualifications: 1. Possess a Master’s degree in...
Job Description I believe my work is my calling. With Gentiva's recent acquisitions of Odyssey Hospice, Harden Healthcare, Girling Home Health and Hospice, we offer home health, hospice, therapy, rehabilitation and community care services in many of our locations throughout the country. Gentiva has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. With over 550 locations in 40 states, our clinicians c...
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...
SOCIAL WORKER Established hospice has visiting, part-time position for patients in LAWRENCE and MERCER counties. Qualified candidate is a MSW with at least two years exp. in hospice, home care, or health care setting. We offer competitive pay rate, flexible scheduling and mileage reimbursement. Send resume to: THREE RIVERS HOSPICE 26 Nesbitt Road, New Castle, PA 16105; fax: 412-373-6877 ...
Social Worker Contract Available!! Location: Puyallup, WA Shift Time: (1) 0800-1630, (1) 0700-1930 or (1) 1900-0730 Start Date: Feb 23rd or Mar 9th Term: 13 weeks Note: WA License, BLS; Must have a minimum of 1 year Social Work experience in a hospital setting. Behavioral Health and/or ED experience required. Epic experience preferred. ** Travel Stipends offered** **Referral Bonuses offered...
Medical Social Worker LCSW or LICSW Full time,35 hr Submit cover letter and resume to HR Director 877 South St., Ste 1W Pittsfield, Ma 01201 or ***** EOE...
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...
Care Management Medical Social Workerneeded for adirect hireopportunity with Yoh's client located in Salinas, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Social Service experience in an acute care, community agency, or managed care setting - Strong computer skills What You'll Be Doing: - Develop and manage an individualized intervention plan for members referred into the care management program with...
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 development of a discha...
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER To work under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and in collaboration with Medical Staff Providers. Therapist will provide psychological counseling, testing, and case consultation for mental health issues. Required experience: Degree and licensing in social work (C.S.W.), or psychology (LPC): 3+ years of experience. Submit resume & letter of interest to: ...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15237
PT/CASUAL MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER (MSW) HOSPICE North Hills Hospice Agency seeking a part time/casual 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@
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a person with an Intellectual/ Developmental Disability? If so, ResCare has an excellent opportunity for energetic people in the Bethesda area seeking a direct care professional position in a team based setting. 4 Full-time positions available starting out at $9.00 per hour. No uniforms required and no on-call responsibilities. Great benefit packa...
Licensed Social Worker Medicaldoges Leavenworth is currently seeking Social Worker to complete our team. Interested parties please contact Administrator. 913-772-1844 or apply in person...
Clinician opening at our Crestwood Campus, located off of Scottsville Rd. Position is full time - 40 hours, Monday - Friday - 9am to 5pm with some evenings and weekend. 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 modifyi...
Looking for a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with experience to work in a busy private practice setting. This is a contract position. The contract rate can be higher depending on clinicians specializations and certifications as well as desire to run groups. Preferably on insurance panels, but not a must....
We are looking for a Social Worker that is passionate about the geriatric population! The Social Worker will abide by and practice according to company Social Service Policies and Procedures Manual, State and Federal guidelines. Reporting to: Director of Social Services Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with planning and implementing a comprehensive social service program which pro...

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