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Social Worker

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LaTanya Bryan

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Transcript of Social Worker

What is a Social Worker
Social workers help individuals, families, and groups restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning, and work to create societal conditions that support communities in need. Social workers help people of all backgrounds address their own needs through psychosocial services and advocacy.
I decided to pursue in the field of social work because I discovered that I had the passion and need to help people. I had this feeling because I heard the phrase “change starts with one person.” But even though there has been many people who were able to have an impact on the world. I felt like that one person was me. I felt like I would be the one person to change the world and I would comfort those in need. Just because I never walked in their shoes before that doesn't mean I can't change their life.

Why a Social Worker?

A Bachelor of Social Work is usually the minimum educational requirement for beginning your career as a social worker. Some entry-level positions may also accept candidates with a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, or other related fields.
Graduate Social Work Education
: States often require that social workers obtain a Masters in Social Work or a relevant doctoral degree before applying for advanced social work licensure
Educational Requirements
Social workers typically do the following:
*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 health care
*Help clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such as Medicare
*Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse
Job Description
The median annual Social Worker (BSW) salary is $53,663, as of March 31, 2017, with a range usually between $47,473-$60,146, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.
Salary
*Active Listening
*Emotional Intelligence
*Organization
* Critical Thinking
*Tolerance
*Empathy
*Communication
* Inner Strength
Skills Needed
Full-time social workers usually work a standard 40-hour week. Some work evenings and weekends to meet with clients, attend community meetings and handle emergencies. Others may work part time. Social workers usually spend most of their time in an office or facility but also may travel locally to visit clients, meet with service providers or participate in meetings.


Working Conditions
*Affirmative Action Officer
*Alcohol / Drug Counselor
*Art Therapist
*Career Counselor
*Case Manager
*Child Welfare Worker
*Clinical Social Worker
*Community Health Educator
Related Careers
The reason I am fit to be a social worker because I want to be the change in my society that people acknowledge and know about. I want to be the one helping out others.
Why I am Fit for the Job
Social Worker
By: LaTanya Bryan

Where do Social Workers work
Social workers are employed in a variety of settings including: *mental health clinics
*schools
*child welfare and human service agencies, *hospitals
*settlement houses
*community development corporations
*private practices
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