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Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
||Child, Family, and School Social Workers
- Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
- Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.
- Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
- Collect supplementary information needed to assist client, such as employment records, medical records, or school reports.
- Evaluate personal characteristics and home conditions of foster home or adoption applicants.
||Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
- Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
- Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
- Interview clients to obtain information about employment history, educational background, and career goals, and to identify barriers to employment.
||Marriage and Family Therapists
- Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, or observation.
- Gather information from doctors, schools, social workers, juvenile counselors, law enforcement personnel, and others to make recommendations to courts for resolution of child custody or visitation disputes.
||Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
- Gather information about offenders' backgrounds by talking to offenders, their families and friends, and other people who have relevant information.
- Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
- Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, or transportation problems, and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
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