Profession Community health worker

Community health worker

Community and social service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services. They assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, group homes, correctional facilities and other establishments.

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Personality Type

Tasks community health worker

  • Prepare intake records of clients.
  • Assess client, e.g. by gathering general background information.
  • Investigate clients' eligibility for social benefits, social programmes and community services.
  • Advise and assist recipients of social benefits.
  • Analyze clients' problems (financial, social and psychological) and develop strategies to solve them.
  • Provide counseling to clients.
  • Guide self-help groups to share experiences.
  • Assist community groups to plan and carry out self-help programmes.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of social programmes.
  • Consult and coordinate with the other professionals, such as other social service agencies.

Related professions social work

  • Addictions counsellor
  • Community centre worker
  • Family, child or marriage social worker
  • Mental health or abuse social worker
  • Parole officer
  • Probation officer
  • Recreation program worker for elderly
  • Recreation program worker for handicapped
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Residential warden, house parent
  • School or youth social worker
  • Social welfare centre manager
  • Social work associate professional, all other
  • Social work or counselling professional, all other
  • Welfare worker

Source: Sisyphus ODB