Social worker

Social workers help couples, families, groups, communities, and organizations acquire the skills and resources that they need to improve and overcome daily challenges and live in society.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Testimonials

Prerequisits

High School Diploma

30 university credits

Three letters of reference

Interview

Relevant volunteer or professional experience or specialized qualifications

Daily tasks

  • Greet the public and put them at ease
  • Listen to and diagnose people’s needs
  • Evaluate and implement a treatment or follow-up program
  • Fill in patients’ medical charts and progress made
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$30,77 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $64 002

Min hourly rate: $18,50 / h ($38 480)

Max hourly rate: $42,54 / h ($88 483)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Private houses
  • Self-employed

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Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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