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Case Aide Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform community contact work on simpler aspects of programs or cases and assists in providing services to clients and family members, under close and regular supervision tutorage of Caseworker social ser. 195.107-010 or Casework Supervisor social ser. 195.137-010
  • Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals families
  • Monitor free, supplementary meal program administered by agencies for children & youth from low-income families to make sure cleanliness of facility that eligibility guidelines are met for persons receiving meals
  • Assist elderly clients in preparation of forms, like tax rent refund forms
  • Accompany elderly clients on visits to social, charitable, and government agencies to assist clients with their problems
  • Submit to and reviews reports problems with superior
  • May be designated according to clients serviced as Senior Service Aide social ser. , Youth Nutritional Monitor social ser. .

Case Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of social-service-agency staff volunteers, and students of school of social work
  • Assign caseloads related duties and coordinates activities of staff in providing counseling services to assist clients with problems of emergency or crisis nature
  • Assist agency staff members through individual & group conferences in analyzing case problems and in improving their diagnostic helping skills
  • Review case records and evaluates performance of staff members recommends indicated action
  • Participate in developing implementing agency administrative policy
  • Counsel clients individually or in groups on planned or experimental basis in emergencies
  • Train new employees in areas like agency policy, department procedures, and agency or government regulations
  • Provide in-service training for experienced workers in areas like new policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Represent agency in community or in interagency activities
  • May conduct or direct staff development programs
  • May train workers is use of computer
  • Employed in areas like child welfare, community welfare councils, family casework, youth services, senior citizen services, health services, public welfare, probation parole, housing relocation, education, and rehabilitation
  • Usually required to have masters degree from school of social work.

Casework Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of social-service-agency staff volunteers, and students of school of social work
  • Assign caseloads related duties and coordinates activities of staff in providing counseling services to assist clients with problems of emergency or crisis nature
  • Assist agency staff members through individual & group conferences in analyzing case problems and in improving their diagnostic helping skills
  • Review case records and evaluates performance of staff members recommends indicated action
  • Participate in developing implementing agency administrative policy
  • Counsel clients individually or in groups on planned or experimental basis in emergencies
  • Train new employees in areas like agency policy, department procedures, and agency or government regulations
  • Provide in-service training for experienced workers in areas like new policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Represent agency in community or in interagency activities
  • May conduct or direct staff development programs
  • May train workers is use of computer
  • Employed in areas like child welfare, community welfare councils, family casework, youth services, senior citizen services, health services, public welfare, probation parole, housing relocation, education, and rehabilitation
  • Usually required to have masters degree from school of social work.

Caseworker Child Welfare Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Aids parents with child rearing problems and children youth with difficulties in social adjustments
  • Investigate home conditions to protect children from harmful environment
  • Evaluate childrens physical psychological makeup for defining needs
  • Refer child parent or guardian to community resources according to needs of child
  • Evaluate foster home environmental factors and personal characteristics of adoption applicants to define suitability of foster home adoption applicants
  • Place and is responsible for children their well-being in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, and medical treatment centers
  • Counsel children parents, guardians, foster parents, or institution staff, concerning adjustment to foster home situation, plans for childs care, interactional behavior modifications needed, or rehabilitation
  • Place children in adoptive homes counsels adoptive parents pending legal adoption
  • Provide service to unmarried parents, including care during pregnancy planning for child
  • Arrange for day care or homemaker service
  • Employed in establishments like child placement foster care or adoption , protective service, or institution
  • Maintain case history records reports
  • Usually required to have knowledge skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work
  • May specialize in specific area of child-directed casework be designated according to work performed as Caseworker, Child Placement social ser. , Caseworker, Protective Services social ser.
  • May interview clients for purpose of screening to define eligibility for agency services be designated Caseworker, Intake social ser. .

Caseworker Family Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Aids individuals and families having problems concerning family relationships or other aspects of their social functioning affecting unity of family welfare of community
  • Counsel clients on problems, like unsatisfactory relationships between marriage partners or between parents children, unwed parenthood, home management, work adjustment, vocational training, need for financial assistance, care of the ill, handicapped, or aged, care of other family members at time of physical or mental illness, desertion of parent, or difficulties encountered in travel or stabilization in new community
  • Help clients to use agencys services, like homemaker, or day care and other community resources
  • In a public assistance or voluntary agency ascertains clients eligibility for financial assistance and determines amount of grant assumes responsibility for services rendered
  • May assist travelers, runaways of any age, migrants, transients, refugees, repatriated Americans, and problem families drifting from community to community, encountering difficulty in traveling or needing help toward stabilization
  • Employed in organizations, like public assistance, family service, Travelers Aid, and American Red Cross Home Service
  • Usually required to have knowledge skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work.

Child Development Specialist Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Instruct parent of mentally- and physically-handicapped children in therapy techniques behavior modification
  • Observe and plays with child & confers with childs parents and other professionals periodically to obtain information relating to childs mental physical development
  • Evaluate childs responses for defining levels of childs physical mental development
  • Determine parents ability to comprehend and apply therapeutic and behavior modification techniques and parents social emotional needs to formulate teaching plan
  • Develop individual teaching plan covering self-help, motor, social, cognitive, and language skills development for parents to implement in home
  • Instruct parents individually or in groups in behavior modification, physical development, language development, and conceptual learning exercises activities
  • Revise teaching plan to correspond with childs rate of development
  • Counsel parents and organizes groups of parents in similar situations to provide social emotional support for parents
  • Refer parents and child to social service agencies and facilities for additional services financial assistance
  • Consult coordinates plans with other professionals
  • Teach preschool subjects, like limited vocabulary sign language color recognition, to children capable of learning such subjects.

Child Welfare Caseworker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Aids parents with child rearing problems and children youth with difficulties in social adjustments
  • Investigate home conditions to protect children from harmful environment
  • Evaluate childrens physical psychological makeup for defining needs
  • Refer child parent or guardian to community resources according to needs of child
  • Evaluate foster home environmental factors and personal characteristics of adoption applicants to define suitability of foster home adoption applicants
  • Place and is responsible for children their well-being in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, and medical treatment centers
  • Counsel children parents, guardians, foster parents, or institution staff, concerning adjustment to foster home situation, plans for childs care, interactional behavior modifications needed, or rehabilitation
  • Place children in adoptive homes counsels adoptive parents pending legal adoption
  • Provide service to unmarried parents, including care during pregnancy planning for child
  • Arrange for day care or homemaker service
  • Employed in establishments like child placement foster care or adoption , protective service, or institution
  • Maintain case history records reports
  • Usually required to have knowledge skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work
  • May specialize in specific area of child-directed casework be designated according to work performed as Caseworker, Child Placement social ser. , Caseworker, Protective Services social ser.
  • May interview clients for purpose of screening to define eligibility for agency services be designated Caseworker, Intake social ser. .

Community Organization Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Plan, organizes, and coordinates programs with agencies groups concerned with social problems of community
  • Promote coordinates activities of agencies, groups and individuals to meet identified needs
  • Study & assesses strength weakness of existing resources
  • Interpret needs, programs, and services to agencies, groups, and individuals involved and provides leadership assistance
  • Prepare reports disseminates information
  • Maintain contact with representatives of other organizations to exchange and update information on resources services available
  • May write proposals to obtain government or private funding for projects designed to meet needs of community
  • May assist in budget preparation presentation
  • May assist in raising funds
  • Work in specialized fields like housing, urban renewal and redevelopment, and health or in public or voluntary coordinating agency, like community welfare or health council, or combined fund raising welfare planning council
  • Work with special groups like elderly, financially disadvantaged, juvenile delinquents, or physically or mentally handicapped
  • Usually required to have degree from school of social work
  • May direct coordinate activities of volunteers or practicum students.

Community Placement Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Counsel and aids individuals families requiring assistance of social service agency
  • Interview clients with problems, like personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing and physical & mental impairments to define nature degree of problem
  • Secure information, like medical, psychological and social factors contributing to clients situation and evaluates these clients capacities
  • Counsel client individually, in family, or in other small groups regarding plans for meeting needs, and aids client to mobilize inner capacities environmental resources to improve social functioning
  • Help client to modify attitudes patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and clients part in creating them
  • Refer clients to community resources other organizations
  • Compile records prepares reports
  • Review service plan and performs follow-up to define quantity and quality of service provided client status of clients case
  • Access and records client and community resource information, manually or using computer equipped with keyboard, to input retrieve information
  • May secure supplementary information, like employment, medical records, or school reports
  • May specialize in providing, monitoring, and evaluating services provided to older adults
  • May determine clients eligibility for financial assistance
  • May work in collaboration with other professional disciplines
  • May be required to visit clients in their homes or in institutions
  • Usually required to have knowledge skill in case work method acquired through degree program at school of social work
  • May be required to possess state license or certificate
  • When rendering advisory services to agencies, groups, or individuals, may be designated Social-Work Consultant, Casework social ser.
  • May aid parents with child rearing problems and children youth with difficulties in social adjustments [Caseworker, Child Welfare social ser. 195.107-014].

Community Program Aide Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform community contact work on simpler aspects of programs or cases and assists in providing services to clients and family members, under close and regular supervision tutorage of Caseworker social ser. 195.107-010 or Casework Supervisor social ser. 195.137-010
  • Assist in locating housing for displaced individuals families
  • Monitor free, supplementary meal program administered by agencies for children & youth from low-income families to make sure cleanliness of facility that eligibility guidelines are met for persons receiving meals
  • Assist elderly clients in preparation of forms, like tax rent refund forms
  • Accompany elderly clients on visits to social, charitable, and government agencies to assist clients with their problems
  • Submit to and reviews reports problems with superior
  • May be designated according to clients serviced as Senior Service Aide social ser. , Youth Nutritional Monitor social ser. .



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