Social Worker Job Description

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.

Social Worker Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Social Worker to join our team.


  • Maintain one-to-one bi-weekly counseling sessions with each patient;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Work with intake coordinator on intake process for new consumers;
  • Provide discharge planning based on meeting identified goals of the treatment plan;
  • Discharge Planning;
  • Actively participates in those areas of expertise to further enhance the role of social work within the hospital;
  • maintaining residents’ rights at all times while liaising between all parties involved;
  • Food Insecurity Screenings and interventions;
  • Welcomes new residents to the home and supports adjustment to the daily routine of living in community;
  • Ensure that all records required to be filled out are done so completely, legibly, and in a timely fashion;
  • Participate in continuing education programs available, with consent of administrator;
  • Responsible for managing emotional/behavioral crises or emergencies outside of working hours (on call for all safe house staff and host community);
  • Completes and documents psychosocial assessments, intervention, and coordination of care to identified populations;
  • Facilitate Type 1 and Type 2 Support Groups and DPP class;
  • Be aware of community resources, and be able to refer appropriate patients to those resources.


  • L.C.S.W. preferred, but not required;
  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people and situations at all levels of the organization;
  • Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas;
  • Minimum of three years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Managed care experience;
  • Experience in dealing with people in crisis is preferable;
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, preferably BSW or related social service field;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills required;
  • BSL;
  • Management experience and skills;
  • WA State License required/registration where applicable;
  • Effective interpersonal skills required;
  • Ability to work as a part of a team is required;
  • Complete goal sheets for all students receiving direct and/or consult services at least one week prior to IEP/FIE.