Licensed social workers perform a number of duties associated with helping clients. They are responsible for assessing and determining client’s needs based on the individual's goals and support system, as well as helping develop plans with client to help meet their needs. These professionals also assist clients in locating necessary resources and follow up as needed. Additionally, licensed social workers evaluate individuals for potential cognitive issues or mental illnesses, as well as help clients locate needed services to treat those issues as they exist. They also help develop treatment plans and provide therapy to clients and their families.
Licensed 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.