Social Worker Job Description

Social workers are qualified health professionals who combine professional knowledge with understanding of human behavior, needs, and motivations to provide psychosocial support and services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

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Updated on:     
October 23, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Social Worker to help us provide support to families in need. If you have a passion for helping others and want to make a difference in your community, we want to hear from you!

Social Worker Duties:

  • Help individuals, families, and communities deal with the effects of mental illness, substance abuse, and other behavioral problems
  • Provide ongoing treatment, education, and support
  • Inform individuals, their families, and caregivers about diagnosis, treatment, and services available
  • Educate individuals, their families, and caregivers about treatment, medications, and other treatments
  • Attend appointments with individuals, their families, and caregivers
  • Provide emotional support and counseling to individuals and groups
  • Advise individuals, their families, and caregivers about community resources
  • Consult with individuals, their families, and caregivers to assess their needs and plan care
  • Prepare and maintain reports and records

Social Worker Responsibilities:

  • Perform day to day clinical social work duties in outpatient mental health setting
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation in accordance with all regulatory standards and requirements
  • Assist in obtaining and monitoring service plans for clients, to include housing, employment, and treatment/recovery services
  • Assist with discharge planning
  • Perform intakes and assessments, and determine need for treatment
  • Develop and implement treatment plans, and document progress notes
  • Perform and document home visits
  • Assist with crisis management
  • Support community referrals, including crisis intervention, grief/loss, and substance abuse

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related field
  • 2+ years’ relevant experience
  • Highly organized, multi-tasking ability and a commitment to confidentiality
  • Skills in conducting psychosocial assessments
  • Strong management skills, including the ability to delegate
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Equal opportunity is a cornerstone of our company ethos. We're proud to foster a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can feel valued and respected. We encourage applications from all walks of life, and we're committed to building an inclusive team that reflects the richness of our society.