Lead group counseling sessions that provide support in such areas as grief, stress, or chemical dependency.
Refer clients to community resources for services, such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.
Serve on policy-making committees, assist in community development, and assist client groups by lobbying for solutions to problems.
Evaluate personal characteristics and home conditions of foster home or adoption applicants.
Arrange for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
Provide, find, or arrange for support services, such as child care, homemaker service, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling, or parenting classes to prevent more serious problems from developing.
Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements.
Collect supplementary information needed to assist client, such as employment records, medical records, or school reports.
Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.