Social Workers/Human Service Professionals (All Levels)
SOCIAL WORKERS/HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS
Social Workers seek to improve the overall quality of life of people within the context of their environment through the remediation and prevention of their problems, and by improving accessibility, accountability, and coordination of service delivery among a variety of professionals and/or agencies tasked with providing appropriate services to clients. Social Workers establish working relationships of mutual respect and trust with the clientele served and utilize a variety of helping interventions to enable these clients to function as effectively as possible.
These positions are based in correctional facilities and other programs concerned with substance abuse and inmate re-entry. They interact with clients as well as their family members, friends, employers, and teachers; court personnel; physicians; and other professional staff engaged in the helping professions. Services provided to clients may be fairly simple and brief, such as identifying and making referrals to service providers within a specific geographic area who assist in meeting readily identifiable needs. Services may also be more complex, such as in dealing with clients who are resistive to accepting services or have psychological and physical problems such as multiple disorders or drug addiction which can create further problems in their understanding of situations and accepting and following treatment plans and can cause them to become belligerent or violent towards themselves and others. Such clients may have problems for which no clear treatment modalities exist, or treatment services may be fragmented and must be developed or coordinated with the aid of a variety of other service providers.