How to Become a Social Worker(5 courses)
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Definition of Social Worker
Working with individuals, groups or families, Social Workers are concerned with enhancing the emotional, financial and mental well-being of their clients. They can provide an alternate view on a problem and enable people to develop skills and mechanisms to cope with lifeâ€™s challenges.
A Social Worker helps people to identify, resolve and cope with situations and problems that arise from the everyday trials of modern life. They can assist their clients in dealing with issues such as unemployment, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and abuse, and also offer support for people who have suffered trauma or are going through a bereavement.
Social Workers provide practical and emotional support, counselling and information on available resources such as refuges, clinics, job search programs and legal aid. They can facilitate access to government housing and help clients obtain Centrelink entitlements.
Career Outlook for Social Worker
The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.
Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.