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SOCIAL WORKER: Provides Housing & Counseling To Homeless Veterans

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Jasmine is a Social Work Supervisor who helps homeless military veterans to find housing and, once they're settled, continues to counsel them on other ongoing issues, such as substance abuse. What motivated her to go into this field: as a teenager she had a lot of involvement with social services on a personal level, and wanted to give back.

Degree: Social Work
Job Title: Social Work Supervisor

Job Summary: Social Workers, All Other

Job Description

There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

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Additional Info

Licensure varies by state. All states have some type of licensure or certification requirement. All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies.

Certification Requirement
License requirements vary by state but all states required a license in order to become a clinical social worker.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Empathy, Organizational skills

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