Social Worker Resume Sample

Your Social Worker resume should list responsibilities you face on the job such as engaging with community liaisons and Insurance Case Managers to expedite discharge or facilitating discharge planning. You should also include your educational background along with any licenses or certifications you hold. The following resume example can help guide you as you write your own Social Worker resume.

Otis Baldwin



Brooklyn, New York(555) 983-1246Otis.Baldwin@email.com

Professional Summary

Licensed Social Worker with nine years of experience in clinical settings seeks a Social Worker position at ACME Hospitals of Greater New York.

Skills

  • Accurate record-keeping through word processing and medical information tracking software

  • Excellent communication skills such as group, mediation, conflict-management and intervention

  • Advanced understanding of human behavior, crisis intervention and counseling techniques

  • Extensive knowledge of social policy awareness maintained through continuing education

  • Advanced interpersonal skills such as organization, persuasion and empathy displayed through successful work with clients

Work History

  • Research patients' medical histories, including previous diagnoses, hospitalizations, at-home health care agencies, rehabilitation centers and insurance providers. Facilitate and manage daily care rounds and bi-weekly multidisciplinary clinical team rounds.

  • Provide psychotherapeutic and case management outpatient services to children, adolescents and adults. Provide crisis counseling for patients, families and visitors.

  • Perform social assessments. Make informed decisions based on patients’ social, emotional, financial and family situations. Input documentation of patients’ plan-of-care and discharge recommendations.

  • Develop and lead socialization group therapy for patients experiencing chronic mental illness. Identify and progress a patient-centered plan of care and discharge plan. Provide education and support to the interdisciplinary team in the psychosocial aspects of patient care.

  • Conducted initial screening and evaluation of patients. Coordinated patient discharge and continuity of care planning.

  • Promoted communication and collaboration among healthcare team members. Often assisted in training new hires to help them become familiar with the center's processes and organization.

  • Connected patients in need with available community resources. Arranged for resources and funds to finance medications, medical equipment and other needed services.

  • Referred patients to in-patient rehabilitation centers, psychiatric hospitals, home health centers, long term acute care hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospice care centers. Collaborated with Social Workers and other providers in these facilities to ensure patients received the care they needed.

  • Conducted psychosocial assessments of newly admitted patients. Assisted in crisis intervention. Kept accurate records of sessions, meetings and other important patient information.

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary conferences to formulate overall patient care plans.

  • Developed and implemented treatment plans, family support groups and discharge planning needs.

  • Provided culturally sensitive care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds. Attended bi-monthly organization meetings to discuss challenges with connecting to patients and their families with the intent to improve communication and care.

  • Conducted psychosocial assessments of newly admitted patients. Assisted in crisis intervention. Kept accurate records of sessions, meetings and other important patient information.

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary conferences to formulate overall patient care plans.

  • Developed and implemented treatment plans, family support groups and discharge planning needs.

  • Provided culturally sensitive care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds. Attended bi-monthly organization meetings to discuss challenges with connecting to patients and their families with the intent to improve communication and care.

Education

Additional Information

  • Languages: Spanish: Fluent native speaker and Italian: Conversational speaker

  • Member, Clinical Social Work Association

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers