Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy and referral to other supportive social services. Social workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.
co-ordinator of social work, medical social worker, psychiatric social worker, social work supervisor, social worker.
- Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required
- Provide counsel and therapy to assist clients in developing skills to deal with and resolve their social and personal problems
- Plan programs of assistance for clients including referral to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
- Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorized protective action when necessary
- Serve as members on interdisciplinary teams of professionals working with client groups
- Act as advocates for client groups in the community, lobby for solutions to problems directly affecting client groups and develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
- Develop or advise on social policy legislation, conduct social research and assist in community development
- Provide mediation services and psychosocial assessments
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and social programs
- May provide public education and consultation to professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues and methods
- May supervise other social workers.
Social workers may specialize in fields of practice such as child welfare, family services, corrections, gerontology or addictions.
Outlook & Prospects for Social Workers in Campbellton--Miramichi Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Campbellton--Miramichi Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-10-28|
Currently the chances of qualified Social Workers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
According to the 2006 Census, this is a medium occupational group with a labour force of 315.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Social work services in health care are increasing, such as ensuring care and support services are available to those leaving hospitals. The ageing population will continue to create demand for professional social workers. Opportunities are better for social workers with a Masters level.
Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: health care and social assistance as well as public administration.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2013
- The Manoir Sunrise, a new 30-unit nursing home, has opened in Dalhousie. Built on the former site of the Mgr-Godbout gymnasium, the $1.5M nursing home will create 15 new full-time jobs.
- A new 30-bed level 1 and 2 seniors' residence is being constructed on King Avenue in Bathurst. The name for the new seniors' residence has not yet been established. According to the owner and operator, Lillian Drapeau, the residence is expected to open after Christmas.
- Miramichi Hearing & Audiology Inc. has moved to their new location at 181 Wellington Street in Miramichi. The business has been operating in Miramichi for 10 years and employs one audiologist, two hearing instrument specialists and one receptionist.
- Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Inc. in Bathurst celebrated the official opening of an additional wing containing 30 new beds. The project cost $7.9M and was funded by the Provincial Government.
- The official opening of a care home in Burnt Church will take place on August 14, 2013. The home will be open to eight level one and level two patients, and will potentially employ two full-time and two part-time employees as well as one casual employee.
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