crisis situation social worker


Crisis situation social workers provide emergency support and assistance to persons with physical or mental disorders by addressing their distress, impairment, and instability. They assess the level of risk, mobilise client resources, and stabilise the crisis.

Alternative label

  • crisis intervention counsellor

  • disaster social worker

  • crisis situation worker

  • crisis response social worker

  • emergency social worker

  • crisis situation counsellor

  • crisis intervention social worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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