Social Work Interest Group

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This community is for anyone interested in learning more about social work in public libraries. The PLA Social Worker Task Force will use this space to discuss issues facing public libraries, provide a space to connect with others, generate and share best practices and resources.
  • 1.  Job Description for Library Social Worker

    Posted Aug 11, 2021 09:18 PM
    I am meeting with the Director of our Library to discuss a Social Worker position and need a job description.  I would appreciate anyone's sharing.  Thanks so much.

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    Peggy Padgett
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  • 2.  RE: Job Description for Library Social Worker

    Posted Aug 12, 2021 10:31 AM
    Hi there Peggy,

    We have a vacancy posted on our website right now:

    https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/isl/uploads/2021/08/21-059-T_OutreachWorker_JobPosting_External.pdf

    I am the manager of this work unit. Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Amanda

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    Amanda Lepage
    Saskatoon Public Library
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  • 3.  RE: Job Description for Library Social Worker

    Posted Aug 12, 2021 05:18 PM
    Amanda,  Thanks so much.  I really appreciate it.
    Peggy





  • 4.  RE: Job Description for Library Social Worker

    Posted Aug 12, 2021 12:41 PM
    Hi Peggy,

    Houston Public Library has recently created what I am calling a "Social Worker-lite" position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/3175842/senior-community-liaison

    We borrowed from PLYMC's job description for a Community Support Specialist (attached). I'm also attaching a job posting for a library social worker that was shared from Kershaw County, SC.

    Best of luck!

    Dayra Gonzalez
    Houston Public Library

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    Dayra Gonzalez
    Senior Library Service Specialist - Social Services
    Houston Public Library
    She/Her/Hers
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  • 5.  RE: Job Description for Library Social Worker

    Posted Aug 12, 2021 05:13 PM
     
    Dayra,  Thank you for the information.  I really appreciate your response.
    Peggy