The duties performed by a clinical social worker role are numerous and vary according to the particular setting in which they work. Overall, clinical social workers deliver therapy to individuals who are in need of mental or emotional support, as well as coordinate various other services to help meet individuals’ needs. Clinical social workers’ work environments vary widely depending on their employers; typical employers include hospitals, mental health clinics, residential nursing facilities, home healthcare companies, and substance abuse treatment centers.
Clinical Social Worker Tasks
Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.
Coordinate patient interactions from patient care, discharge instructions, follow-up to aftercare information.
Negotiate with payers, outreach, family, and third party groups to safeguard patients.