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:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Service Worker (Intensive) Diploma
Social Service Worker Diploma
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St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Service Worker Diploma
Social Service Worker (Fast-Track) Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community and Justice Services Diploma
Community Development Work Diploma
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Diploma; University Transfer
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The King's University
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Social Work Bachelor; University Transfer
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Modified on May 12, 2012