What does a Social Worker II do?
Social workers provide direct service that assists clients with their needs that pertain to everyday life issues, complications, and problems, including incidents of neglect, abuse, or domestic violence, or with mental health, and substance abuse challenges. Social workers also assist with adoption and terminal illness diagnoses and work with specific populations, including children, the disabled, and the addiction community.
Social workers collaborate with their clients to assess their goals and adjust them as needed. When appropriate, they may also offer their clients and patients outside referrals for support groups or other mental health professionals. Social workers may work with a client or patient to craft a plan with coping strategies that address their health or well-being. If needed, social workers may also work with the client or patient to secure government intervention or assistance if necessary, or to respond to moments of crises. Social workers need a minimum bachelor's degree in social work and certification or a master's degree.
Social Worker II Salaries
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Social Worker II Insights
“Fantastic supervisor; she is very supportive and is one of the best bosses I’ve ever had.”
“The facility was very close to my apartment and It was top rated and with good reviews.”
“The politics isn't the best and sometimes red tape can get in the way of helping people!”
“Colleagues listened to me and aided me in any way possible.Everyone was friendly and kept teaching me.”
“Experience and starting pay is good dependent on where you are and what you're looking for in your career.”
“The pay is federal minimum wage and I was lucky to have done my AmeriCorps year while in college.”
“This is a very rewarding career and you will meet people from all walks of life.”
“I have a great supervisor who didn’t mind helping and training me when I first started.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a social worker ii
When working as a social worker ii, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Filing, Graduate School, CPR First Aid, BCLS, and Bilingual.
- Clinical Case Manager
- Mental Health Counselor
- Case Manager
- Nurse Practitioner
The most common qualifications to become a social worker ii include a minimum of a Graduate Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.