MEDICAL SOCIAL SERVICES
The field of social work is large and extremely diverse, so a social worker may have many different roles. Our social workers function as therapists, performing individual, couples, family, or group counseling.
Our social workers work in a home care environment. In homecare, a social worker may provide brief counseling, deal with patients, who are psychologically distressed in addition to their other complaints, assist patients with what care will be needed and other community services.
Our social workers usually hold a master's degree, and have gone through the licensing process to become a licensed clinical social worker, or LCSW. Social work is an extremely demanding job; however, social workers are essential to many communities.