Vakspecialisten op het gebied van maatschappelijk werk


ISCO 08 Code 3412     Social work associate professionals

Lead Statement

Social work associate professionals administer and implement social assistance programs and community services and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.

Tasks Statement

Tasks include:

  • collecting information relevant to clients’ needs and assessing their relevant skills, strengths and deficits;
  • helping physically or mentally handicapped persons to obtain services and to improve their ability to function in society;
  • assisting clients to identify options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance;
  • assisting clients to identify and access community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services;
  • counselling clients living in group homes and half-way houses, supervising their activities and assisting in pre-release and release planning;
  • participating in the selection and admission of clients to appropriate programs;
  • providing crisis intervention and emergency shelter services;
  • implementing life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs and other community and social service programs under the supervision of social work or health care professionals;
  • assisting  in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and programs by monitoring and reporting on clients' progress;
  • maintaining contact with other social service agencies, schools and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall situation and progress.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Community development worker
  • Community service worker
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Disability services officer
  • Family service worker
  • Life skills instructor
  • Mental health worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Women's shelter supervisor
  • Youth worker

Excluded occupations

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Marriage counsellor - 2635
  • Parole officer – 2635
  • Probation officer - 2635
  • Social worker - 2635


(NCvB; Mei 2010)