Social work is broadly defined professions that deal with working with individuals, families, communities, groups of marginalized people. A social worker works to enhance the living and social functioning and well being of a society. It encompasses many areas like helping children from the economically weaker section of the society, working with people with physical and mental disabilities, social stigma, and life threatening diseases, drug addiction, education and many more. The main aim of social work is to bring about a balance and dignity of life.
Social workers can get absorbed in settings like hospitals
assisting in mental health agencies
children welfare and education
adult literacy programs. The avenue is quite extensive.
- Minimum Qualification 10+2
- Strong people skills - Compassion - Organizational - Time-management - Problem-solving - communication
Courses to be pursued
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) a three year degree course followed by Master of Social Work (MSW) or MA in Social Work. PhD in Social Work. One can also specialize in the various subjects that are available
like Human Resource Management
Criminology & Correction Administration
Family & Child Welfare
Urban and Rural Community Development
Industrial Relation & Labor Welfare etc. Social Work has a very wide spectrum with lot of scope for learning.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Address: V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar,
Phone no.: 91-22-2552 5000
Department of Social Work-University of Delhi
Address: 3, University Road,
Phone no.: 27667881
ehavioral Management Aide, Case Management Aide, Community Outreach Worker, Juvenile court Liaison, Probation officer, Rehabilitation Case Work, Human Services Specialist, Child Welfare Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, School Counselors, Community Program Administrator, Substance Abuse Counselor, and School Social Worker. The list is quite extensive.
National Associations of Social Workers
Address: Washington, DC, US
Phone no.: 202-408-8600
British Association of Social Workers
Address: 37 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5PP, UK
Phone no.: +44 121 622 3911
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