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What is the different settings social workers work in?

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Alyssa’s Answer


I previously worked as a case manager. Which does a lot of tasks similar to a social worker, but I wasn't a social worker. For my job specifically I worked in homes, schools, and communities with my clients.

Social workers can be found in a lot of different places. Here's a general list of places you might find a social worker:schools, hospitals, nursing homes, child welfare agencies, military bases, corrections facilities, and substance abuse clinics. It's important to keep in mind that where you live or where you want to work might not have social workers in every one of those locations I previously listed. The easiest example for me is in the town that I live in their school system does not employ any social workers, but the school district just north of us does in fact employ social workers. I wish you the best Rachel!

Ken’s Answer


Hi Rachel!

You are asking about a very important area with many possibilities.

To give you a better understanding of the area of counseling and therapy, here is a helpful site:

Talk to your academic adviser and the reference librarian at your local library to locate and attend meetings of professional organizations to which professional in your area of interest belong, so that you can mix and mingle. Here is a good one for a start:

Let me know if and how this helps. Best of luck. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.

Angela’s Answer

Hi Rachel:

There are many different settings where social workers work. Common ones are schools, hospitals, government, courts, nursing homes, affordable housing setting, foster care, adoptions, military, etc.

Hope this helps,