Community and Social Service Workers

(NOC 4212)

Career Description

Community and social service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

Duties May Include

Community and social service workers perform some or all of the following duties:

Interview clients to obtain case histories, assess skills, and prepare intake reports

Assess and investigate clients' eligibility for social benefits, and assist/advise clients regarding social assistance/pensions

Assist clients to sort out options, develop plans of action, and direct them in locating/using other social services

Counsel clients living in group homes/halfway houses, supervise their activities, and assist in pre-release/release planning

Provide crisis intervention and emergency shelter services

Implement programs such as life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment, and youth services under the supervision of social workers or health care professionals

Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs

Examples of Titles

Addictions Worker
Crisis Intervention Worker
Outreach Worker
Youth Worker

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work (Advanced Standing to Third Year - Part Time) Bachelor
Social Work (Advanced Standing to Second Year - Full Time) Bachelor
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community Social Services Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Human Services Foundations Certificate
General Arts and Science - Community Studies Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community Development Work Diploma; Online
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Public Health Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022