Social Worker

By Theresa Selena Rosas

Career Details ;

Some duties are :

Identify people who need help .

Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals .

Develop plans to improve their clients’ well-being .

Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment .

Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, child care, and healthcare .

Help clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such as Medicare .

Respond to crisis situations, such as natural disasters or child abuse .

Work Schedule :

Social workers generally work full time. They may sometimes work evenings and weekends to see clients or attend meetings .

Working Locations :

Hospitals&Clinics

Schools

Colleges&Universities , etc.

Salary :

$40,210 for child, family, and schools social workers .

Job Outlook

Employment of social workers is expected to grow by 25% 2O1O to 2O2O , faster than the average for all occupations . Growth will increase in demand for health care and social services but will vary by specialty .

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