What does a Social Worker do?
A Social Worker provides protection, assistance, and support to patients on an individual basis as well as in a group setting. They also often work with communities, organizations, and corporations going through a crisis, some kind of change, or in cases where access to resources is lacking. In most instances, a Social Worker is called on to intervene and mediate a situation in order to bring about positive change.
They commonly work with youth, adults, as well as families, and are able to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. Social
Workers offer counseling, psychotherapy, as well as services in mediation to achieve social change, or in the case of the individual patient, personal wellbeing.
They help patients in identifying problem areas, considering possible solutions, and finding any resources that might assist in supporting them. Social work is a far-reaching field, and Social Workers are able to affect positive outcomes in various sectors, including schools, welfare agencies, hospitals, clinics, and prisons.
Social Workers also refer patients to specialists as required, arrange access
to services that might help them, and always follow up to monitor the progress of the patient’s case.