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Social Worker

Social work is a helping profession. A social worker assists patients and their families with navigating systems that provide resources and services. A clinical social worker will counsel patients and their families to cope with their unique situation. They will be involved in a patient’s care plan or discharge plan.

What do social workers do?

  • Connect patients with community supports and resources
  • Empower patients to cope and problem solve during or after injury, disease or illness
  • Seek to improve a patient’s quality of life and well-being
  • Counsel patients and their families

Where do social workers work?

  • Community clinics
  • Home care
  • Hospitals or health care centres
  • Long-term care facilities

Social workers at AHSAlberta Health Services employs over 1,200 social workers.

What are the credentials of a social worker?

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