How to Become a Social Worker

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What do I need to study to become a Social Worker?

Want to gain the knowledge and skills to understand modern psychology? Keen to get one step closer to becoming a registered Psychologist? You can with the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) from JCU.  View course information
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The Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, from VU Online, will give you a greater understanding of the complex lives and minds of children and adolescents, and allow you to help them. Depending on your skills and experience, you can apply the knowledge you gain in this course to careers such as: View course information
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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 life’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.