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Social work associate professionals

Social work associate professionals administer and implement social assistance programs and community services and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

Job Definition

(a) collecting information relevant to clients’ needs and assessing their relevant skills, strengths and deficits
(b) helping persons with disabilities or the elderly to obtain services and to improve their ability to function in society
(c) assisting clients to identify options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support
(d) assisting clients to identify and access community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services
(e) counselling clients living in group homes and half-way houses, supervising their activities and assisting in pre-release and release planning
(f) participating in the selection and admission of clients to appropriate programs
(g) providing crisis intervention and emergency shelter services
(h) implementing life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs and other community and social service programs under the supervision of social work or health care professionals
(i) assisting in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and programs by monitoring and reporting on clients' progress
(j) maintaining contact with other social service agencies, schools and health care providers involved to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall situation and progress

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