What do Social Workers do?

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What roles and skills do social workers have?

  • Administration
  • Investigation
  • Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Assessment
  • Networking
  • Brokering
  • Planning
  • Coordinating
  • Policy Development
  • Counseling
  • Problem-Solving
  • Consultation
  • Supervision
  • Education
  • Research
  • Evaluation

What are the areas of practice for social workers?

Social workers practice in a variety of settings or fields of practice, such as:

  • Addictions
  • Health Care
  • Child and Family Services
  • Mental Health
  • Community Development
  • Schools
  • Corrections
  • Social Planning
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Social Work Education
  • Gerontology
  • Vocational Assistance
  • Youth Programs

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