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Case Manager Resume FAQ

How do I write a social service resume?

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  3. The greatest amount of time and effort: Design and write your resume from scratch. This is the most laborious and time-consuming option, but it gives you total control over the look, layout and content of your resume.

What is a good objective for a social worker's resume?

A good case manager objective highlights specialized social work techniques or specialties to capture a hiring manager’s attention. Use specific examples and rich details to accomplish this task.

Good resume objective: Compassionate case manager employed with the Philadelphia school district. Specialize in counseling and mentoring teenage mothers to encourage completed education, pursue higher education, identify reliable community support and access supplemental, affordable child care. Looking to expand social reach and support a wider range of parents.

Poorly written resume objective: Experienced case manager with seven years of experience. Eager to apply compassion and organizational skills to a new position with the state’s Child Protective Services.

What skills do I need to be a social worker?

Social work is an emotionally demanding profession — the most effective case managers learn how to balance the following soft skills with their highly technical training:

  1. Empathy
  2. Written and verbal communication
  3. Case filing and organization
  4. Critical thinking
  5. Active listening and attention to detail
  6. Cultural and ethnic awareness
  7. Client advocacy
  8. Self-care practices
  9. Collaboration
  10. De-escalation skills