When becoming a social worker whats the major impact on society?
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Social workers help individuals, families and members of groups and communities restore their capabilities to function in society. The field of social work focuses on interactions between people and the societal institutions that impact a person’s ability to accomplish essential life tasks and realize goals. Social workers are trained to help people improve their developmental capabilities, problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms. Professionals in this field strive to create conditions that are conducive to attaining these goals.
Social workers connect people with systems and institutions that provide services, resources, support and opportunities for individuals and families.
Some social workers arrange for homebound clients to obtain services in their homes, such as physical or occupational therapy, nursing, meals-on-wheels, home health care or housekeeping services.
Being a social worker is a tremendous responsibility as it is a position in which one has power over the lives and well-being of others. As such, it requires one to have a high degree of ethical integrity.
The social worker should pursue an attitude of service as their primary sense of duty within the profession of social work. Integrity is emphasized and the social worker should ensure that they have a high degree of internal discipline in terms of honesty and forthright behavior. When one is engaging in research activities the social worker is directed to act in an appropriate manner in regards to scholarly discourse, citation and all aspects of appropriate behavior within the research sphere.
The social worker is directed to always keep the client’s needs and interests at the forefront of their professional relationship. Self-sufficiency and the right of the client to make their own decisions and control their own destiny is regarded as a pillar of the social worker – client relationship. The professional maintenance of privacy and confidentiality is emphasized as the social work is privy to highly personal information during the process of social work.
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First I am giving you the web site of the National Association of Social Workers, the national group to which many Social Workers belong. There is a way through this site to find the local chapter, so that you can meet, mix and mingle, and network with social workers in your area. You also might want to talk to your school counselor about participating in internship, volunteer, coop, and shadowing programs that will allow you to see the inside view of what the social workers do on the job.
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