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Healthcare Social Workers - 21-1022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Director of Social Services
  • Social Work Case Manager
  • Nephrology Social Worker
  • Oncology Social Worker
  • Renal Social Worker
  • Director of Social Work
  • Psychiatric Social Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Conduct social research to advance knowledge in the social work field.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
  • Develop or advise on social policy and assist in community development.
  • Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
  • Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client or patient.
  • Oversee Medicaid- and Medicare-related paperwork and recordkeeping in hospitals.
  • Plan and conduct programs to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services.
  • Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
  • Supervise and direct other workers providing services to clients or patients.
  • Utilize consultation data and social work experience to plan and coordinate client or patient care and rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficacy.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on social or educational issues.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
  • Collect information about clients.
  • Complete documentation required by programs or regulations.
  • Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.
  • Counsel family members of clients or patients.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.
  • Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients.
  • Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.
  • Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs.
  • Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress.
  • Plan programs to address community health issues.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Refer individuals to educational or work programs.
  • Research social issues.
  • Supervise workers providing client or patient services.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Behavioral Health Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chaplain Assistant (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Social Worker, Medical