Help individuals cope with problems such as inadequate housing, unemployment, lack of job skills, financial mismanagement, serious illness, disability, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy, or antisocial behavior.
Work with families that have serious conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse
Most social workers specialize in a clinical field such as child welfare and family services, mental health, medical social work, school social work.
Clinical social workers offer psychotherapy or counseling and a range of services in public agencies, clinics, as well as in private practice.
Other social workers are employed in community organization, administration, or research.
Help clients identify their real concerns and help them to consider solutions and find resources.
Provide concrete information such as:
● Where to go for debt counseling.
● How to find child care or elder care.
● How to apply for public assistance or other benefits.
●How to get an alcoholic or drug addict admitted to a rehabilitation program.
Arrange for services in consultation with clients and then follow through to assure the services are actually helpful.
Review eligibility requirements, fill out forms and applications, arrange for services, visit clients on a regular basis, and step in during emergencies.
Careers in Social Work- Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. This can mean providing direct services or therapy directly to people (called “clients”). It also can mean working for change to improve social conditions.