Social Worker Job Openings In Philadelphia, PA - 270 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    Universal Health Services
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker

    Confidential
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker - Per Diem

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    NICU Social Worker - Telecommute

    Unitedhealth Group
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker MSW

    Penn Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker MSW

    Penn Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker (MSW) - Pool

    Mercy Medical Center Clinton
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker - Per Diem

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

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    Social Worker - 52020

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker I MSW

    Penn Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker I MSW

    Penn Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $30,674

    Elementary School Social Worker

    Kipp
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $43,337

    Medical Social Worker

    Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $43,337

    Medical Social Worker

    Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,000

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    License Social Worker

    Community Council Education Services
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $58,552

    Social Worker - Full time - Inpatient Child & Adolescent Services

    Acadia Healthcare
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $22,152

    Social Services Specialist I

    Genesis Healthcare
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $56,770

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    Social Media Intern

    Power Home Remodeling
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

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    Social Services Assistant

    The Salvation Army
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $40,261

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    Marketing & Social Media Specialist

    CDI Corporation
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

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    Social Work Supervisor

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $40,261

    Social Media Specialist

    Robert Half
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $22,152

    Social Services Specialist II

    Genesis Healthcare
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $51,012

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    1007 Social Media Channel Manager

    Reqroute, Inc.
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

    Lcsw

    Whole Senior Care LLC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

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    Lcsw - Philadelphia

    Whole Senior Care LLC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

    Lcsw

    Whole Senior Care LLC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

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    Behavioral Health LCSW - PA

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

    Behavioral Health LCSW

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,687

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    Psychotherapist 3 -FT- (Source of Hope Program)- LCSW

    Acadia Healthcare
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $22,539

    Kitchen Worker

    The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

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    Warehouse Worker

    McGrath Systems
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,114

    Maintenance Worker

    NHS Human Services, Inc.
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

    Warehouse Worker

    Capstone Logistics
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $41,170

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    Intake Worker

    The Salvation Army
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

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    Warehouse Worker

    Capstone Logistics
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

    Warehouse Worker

    Capstone Logistics
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

    Warehouse Worker

    LKQ Corporation
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,114

    Maintenance Worker

    The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $26,484

    General Labor Worker

    Rpm Group
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $34,986

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    Outpat Community Hlth Worker

    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,440

    Floor Care Worker

    Wesley Enhanced Living
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resource Parent Support Worker

    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $34,986

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    Outpat Community Hlth Worker

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $22,271

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    CUA 9 Aftercare Worker

    Public Health Management Corporation
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - CHUBB

    Aramark
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,440

    Floor Care Worker

    Wesley Enhanced Living
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    General Utility Worker - Cigna

    Aramark
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $29,580

    Office Worker - myStaffing

    Aramark
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $41,170

    Weekend Intake Worker

    The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $22,271

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    CUA Aftercare Worker

    Public Health Management Corporation
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,114

    Hotel Maintenance Worker

    Atwork Group
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,114

    Maintenance Worker I

    Resources for Human Development, Inc.
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $34,986

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    Outpat Community Hlth Worker

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Estimated Salary

    $23,385

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    Warehouse Worker - Sunday thru Thursday

    Honor Foods
    Philadelphia, PA

Social Worker Jobs

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$58,552

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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Social Worker do

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.   

Duties

Social workers typically do the following:

  • Identify people and communities in need of help
  • Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
  • Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment
  • Research, refer, and advocate for community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and healthcare to assist and improve a client’s well-being
  • Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse and mental health emergencies
  • Follow up with clients to ensure that their situations have improved
  • Evaluate services provided to ensure that they are effective
  • Develop and evaluate programs and services to ensure that basic client needs are met
  • Provide psychotherapy services

Social workers help people cope with challenges in their lives. They help with a wide range of situations, such as adopting a child or being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Social workers may work with children, people with disabilities, and people with serious illnesses and addictions. Their work varies based on the type of client they are working with.

Some social workers work with groups, community organizations, and policymakers to develop or improve programs, services, policies, and social conditions. This focus of work is referred to as macro social work.

Advocacy is an important aspect of social work. Social workers advocate or raise awareness with and on behalf of their clients and the social work profession on local, state, and national levels.

The following are examples of types of social workers:

Child and family social workers protect vulnerable children and help families in need of assistance. They help families find housing or services, such as childcare, or apply for benefits, such as food stamps. They intervene when children are in danger of neglect or abuse. Some help arrange adoptions, locate foster families, or work to reunite families.

Clinical social workers—also called licensed clinical social workers—diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression. They provide individual, group, family, and couples therapy; they work with clients to develop strategies to change behavior or cope with difficult situations; and they refer clients to other resources or services, such as support groups or other mental health professionals. Clinical social workers can develop treatment plans with the client, doctors, and other healthcare professionals and may adjust the treatment plan if necessary based on their client’s progress. They may also provide mental healthcare to help children and families cope with changes in their lives, such as divorce or other family problems.

Many clinical social workers work in private practice. In these settings, clinical social workers also perform administrative and recordkeeping tasks, such as working with insurance companies in order to receive payment for their services. Some work in a group practice with other social workers or mental health professionals.

School social workers work with teachers, parents, and school administrators to develop plans and strategies to improve students’ academic performance and social development. Students and their families are often referred to social workers to deal with problems such as aggressive behavior, bullying, or frequent absences from school.

Healthcare social workers help patients understand their diagnosis and make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle, housing, or healthcare. For example, they may help people make the transition from the hospital back to their homes and communities. In addition, they may provide information on services, such as home healthcare or support groups, to help patients manage their illness or disease. Social workers help doctors and other healthcare professionals understand the effects that diseases and illnesses have on patients’ mental and emotional health.

Some healthcare social workers specialize in geriatric social work, hospice and palliative care, or medical social work:

  • Geriatric social workers help senior citizens and their families. They help clients find services, such as programs that provide older adults with meals or with home healthcare. They may provide information about assisted living facilities or nursing homes, or work with older adults in those settings. They help clients and their families make plans for possible health complications or for where clients will live if they can no longer care for themselves.
  • Hospice and palliative care social workers help patients adjust to serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses. Palliative care focuses on relieving or preventing pain and other symptoms associated with serious illness. Hospice is a type of palliative care for people who are dying. Social workers in this setting provide and find services, such as support groups or grief counselors, to help patients and their families cope with the illness or disease.
  • Medical social workers in hospitals help patients and their families by linking patients with resources in the hospital and in their own community. They may work with medical staff to create discharge plans, make referrals to community agencies, facilitate support groups, or conduct followup visits with patients once they have been discharged.

Mental health and substance abuse social workers help clients with mental illnesses or addictions. They provide information on services, such as support groups and 12-step programs, to help clients cope with their illness. Many clinical social workers function in these roles as well.

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how to become a Social Worker

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Social Work Manager Americare Inc. New York, NY Oct 15, 2016 $110,000
Social Worker Boulevard Adult Day Care of Flushing LLC NY Sep 01, 2015 $100,000
Social Worker/Psychotherapist Cognitive Behavioral Services Inc. Philadelphia, PA Dec 14, 2016 $83,480
Social Worker/Psychotherapist Cognitive Behavioral Services Inc. Philadelphia, PA May 12, 2016 $73,045
Social Worker Korean Community Center of Greater Washington Annandale, VA Apr 11, 2016 $72,634
Social Worker Omni Health Services, Inc. Upper Darby, PA Oct 01, 2015 $70,000
Social Worker Friends of Grace Seniors Inc. Tenafly, NJ Jul 28, 2016 $68,307
Care Coordinator Social Worker Always Best Case Management, Inc. Roseville, CA Sep 16, 2016 $67,912
Social Worker NYU Hospitals Center New York, NY Aug 11, 2016 $67,186
Assistant Professor-Social Worker The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX Aug 01, 2015 $67,000

Top Skills for a Social Worker

Know what it takes to get the job done

CrisisInterventionServicesAppropriateReferralsChildAbuseDischargePlanningTreatmentPlansGroupTherapyMentalHealthServicesSocialServicesCarePlansFinancialAssistanceSubstanceAbuseIntakeAssessmentsEmergencyCommunityAgenciesDomesticViolenceHealthCareServicePlansFamilyTherapyProtectiveServicesMDS

Top Social Worker Skills

If you want to make a solid impression on recruiters, add the following skills to your resume:
  1. Crisis Intervention Services
  2. Appropriate Referrals
  3. Child Abuse
Here are examples of how social workers have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Investigated cases of adult abuse; provided case management for adults needing services Provided on call crisis intervention services
  • Counseled patients directly, intervening with individuals requiring special services and make appropriate referrals.
  • Cooperated with local social service workers and police agencies in the investigation of child abuse, domestic violence, and rape.
  • Managed and facilitated patient care and discharge planning with staff, families, and patients.
  • Performed psychological assessments; compiled treatment plans using the MDS Medicare/Medicaid computer system.

Mental Health Services, Financial Assistance, Intake Assessments, Health Care, Group Therapy, Child Abuse, Appropriate Referrals, Discharge Planning, Protective Services, Emergency, Domestic Violence, Family Therapy, Crisis Intervention Services, MDS, Service Plans, Social Services, Substance Abuse, Community Agencies, Care Plans, Treatment Plans

Top Social Worker Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Social Worker Employers

Department of Children and Families has a strong demand for Social Worker candidates where they have hired the most Social Worker candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Social Worker.

Department of Children and Families, Department of Social Services, Child and Family Services, Fresenius Medical Care, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services(DCFS), Department of Human Services, Jewish Family Service, HCR Manorcare, Department of Veterans Affairs, Davita

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