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Healthcare Social Workers :

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $48,080.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 1,813
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 22.08 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Organization
Integrity
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Leadership
Written Communication
Professionalism
Conflict Management
Creativity
Teamwork
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise individuals regarding marriage
Counsel family members of clients or patients
Counsel clients or patients regarding substance abuse issues
Match clients to public or community services
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Advise others on social matters
Advise others on psychological, social services, or mental health issues

Getting Information

Research social issues
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect information about clients
Collect personal information
Investigate legal issues
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities
Evaluate client progress against measurable goals
Evaluate patient or client response to therapy or treatment
Evaluate therapy needs of patient or client
Identify physical or emotional abuse
Conduct program evaluations
Determine social service program status
Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients

Assisting and Caring for Others

Develop treatment plans
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Perform emergency medical procedures
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Provide in home patient care
Conduct behavior modification

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Document medical prognosis
Manage clinical or social case records
Record medical history
Maintain client records
Complete documentation required by programs or regulations
Record client's personal data

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor client progress
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress
Maintain confidentiality of data


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Home Health
Behavioral Health
Therapy
Rehabilitation
Psychotherapy
Clinical Experience
Staff Management


Related Licensing Requirements


Librarian Specialist 2 (18-0000000231)

Specialist 2 - Accredited Master's degree with 3 years' professional experience in subject field

- Indiana State Library~Professional Development Office (3172346217)
- http://www.IN.gov/library

Librarian Specialist 3 (18-0000000232)

Specialist 3 - Accredited Master's degree

- Indiana State Library~Professional Development Office (3172346217)
- http://www.IN.gov/library

Librarian Specialist 4 (18-0000000233)

Specialist 4 - Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, including 15 semester hours of subject field

- Indiana State Library~Professional Development Office (3172346217)
- http://www.IN.gov/library

Land Surveyor (18-0000000058)

To qualify for this registration, candidates must: Either: Be a graduate of an approved land surveying program. Have at least four years of post-graduate field experience in land surveying. Successfully pass the board-administered examination. Or: Have at least eight years of combined land surveying education and experience that indicates that the candidate has achieved a level of professional skill. Successfully pass the board-administered examination. Candidates for either registration must also not have been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the candidate's ability to carry out professional duties. In addition, all candidates for registration will be required to pay certain application and examination fees. More detailed information may be obtained directly from the Indiana State Board of Registration of Land Surveyors.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration of Land Surveyors (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/surveyor.htm

Temporary Social Worker Permit (18-0000000084)

IC 25-23.6-5-1 Social worker license requirements Sec. 1. An individual who applies for a license as a social worker must meet the following requirements: (1) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual: (A) has received at least a bachelor's degree in social work from: (i) an eligible postsecondary educational institution that is accredited or approved for candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education or approved by the board; or (ii) a foreign school that has a program of study that is approved by the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education; and has completed two (2) years of experience in the practice of social work under the supervision of a licensed social worker, a licensed clinical social worker, or an equivalent supervisor, as determined by the board, after receiving the bachelor's degree; or (B) has a master's degree in social work from: (i) an eligible postsecondary educational institution approved by the board; or (ii) a foreign school that has a program of study that is approved by the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education. (2) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently. (3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of another state or jurisdiction on the grounds that the individual was not able to practice as a social worker without endangering the public. (4) Pass an examination provided by the board. (5) Pay the fee established by the board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm


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