Caseworkers assist and counsel disadvantaged individuals or families. They work in government agencies, schools, mental health centers, non-profit organizations, or healthcare organizations. They review cases and compile case reports containing relevant information. Furthermore, they provide support and guidance to families in need. If need be, they introduce or refer clients to other agencies. Also, they may schedule appointments for their clients with legal aid workers, counselors, doctors, and the likes. Asides from that, they coordinate client care following the organization's protocols. Additionally, they advocate for people under their care.
Employers seek candidates with at least a bachelor's degree in social work. Employers may require a state license or registration with a government body. Candidates must possess listening, problem-solving, coordination, negotiation, collaboration, organization, and computer skills. You must be conversant with crisis intervention strategies. Caseworkers make an average salary of $39,892 per annum. This varies between $28,000 and $56,000.