Community Support Worker Career

*A job as a Community Support Worker falls under the broader career category of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers : Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.


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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$47,880

Median Hourly Wage

$23.02*

Total Employed Nationally

114,040


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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