Description: Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Typical Career path: MSW - LSW/SWC - LCSW positions
Sample Job Titles: Clinical Social Worker, Dialysis Social Worker, Director of Social Work, Hospice Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Nephrology Social Worker, Oncology Social Worker, Renal Social Worker, Social Work Case Manager, Social Worker
Licensure: A license is often required for entry-level positions. Graduates should consider obtaining their LSW (or SWC) & LCSW as soon as possible for job eligibility and promotion. More information is available on the Licensure tab. *Note if you are a non-Colorado social worker, see the Licensure tab for your state licensure requirements.
CSCSW (Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work) -CSCSW*Learn about CSCSW in thisVideo
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Social Work Research and Evaluation Practice Group – International
National Association of Social Workers – NASW’s Official Group
University of Denver: Graduate School of Social Work
There are a number of salary scales available online; however, these resources are recommended.