DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Occupational Description:Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 7E- East Central||40||9||$27.96/hr||$2.62/hr||$11.09/hr||$22.67/hr||$26.71/hr||$32.57/hr||$50.13/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||260||$17.03/hr||N/A|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||130||$26.51/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
- Counsels clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
- Formulates or coordinates program plan for treatment, care, and rehabilitation of client or patient, based on social work experience and knowledge.
- Counsels family members to assist in understanding, dealing with, and supporting client or patient.
- Interviews clients, reviews records, and confers with other professionals to evaluate mental or physical condition of client or patient.
- Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
- Refers patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness.
- Modifies treatment plan to comply with changes in client's status.
- Supervises and directs other workers providing services to client or patient.
- Plans and conducts programs to prevent substance abuse or improve health and counseling services in community.
- Intervenes as advocate for client or patient to resolve emergency problems in crisis situation.