Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Social Service Worker

Social Service Worker


salaire Min. 24,78 $ / h
Max. 35,67 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Social service workers are specialists in providing social care, with the nature of their work varying according to setting. They work with individuals, families, groups and communities that are vulnerable or struggling with various social problems. 

Education and Training Requirements

Techniques de travail social This link opens a new window. training program in French is offered in most regions of Québec.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be able to adapt to all environments and clienteles
  • Must be imaginative and creative
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • E - Prefers supervising, making decisions and managing, influencing and persuading others
  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems

Work Environment

Social service workers are hired by local community services centres (CLSCs) (in French only). They work in:

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