Child, family, and school.
Nature of their work: Child, family, and school social workers may be known as child welfare social workers, family services social workers, or child protective services social workers. These workers often work for individual and family services agencies, schools, or State or local governments. They provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families. Workers in this field assess their client’s needs and offer assistance to improve their situation. They may assist single parents in finding day care, arrange adoptions, or help find foster homes for neglected, abandoned, or abused children. These workers may specialize in working with a particular problem, population or setting, such as child protective services, adoption, homelessness, domestic violence, or foster care.
Work Environment: -Social workers usually spend most of their time in an office or residential facility, but they also may travel locally to visit clients, meet with service providers, or attend meetings. Some may meet with clients in one of several offices within a local area or visit them in at their home.
Skills/Education/Training: - A bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) is the most common minimum requirement to qualify for a job as a social worker; however, majors in psychology, sociology, and related fields may qualify for some entry-level jobs, especially in small community agencies. Some jobs in public and private agencies may require an advanced degree, such as an MSW with a concentration in social services policy or administration.
-If you want to pursue career in social work, it is important to possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, since you will deal with problematic or disturbed individuals. Moreover, it is necessary to learn the different levels of intervention to help other people. Finally, you should allot enough time to know your clients and...