Social workers are people who care about other people, who want to make things better, who want to relieve suffering, and who want their work to make a difference.
If this is the kind of work that resonates with you, and if you too wish to make a difference in society, then this blog is for you!
Who are child, family, and school social workers?
Child, family, and school social workers are trained mental health professionals who provide critically important services. Their responsibility is to provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. Many social workers have expertise related to administration, research, and policymaking — and they tend to be good candidates to coordinate wraparound services.
Further, social workers have a distinct professional commitment to promoting social justice, protecting children’s rights, and helping families resolve difficult life situations.
The best social workers are much the same — they draw on a wide range of skills and knowledge to serve students in a myriad of ways.
Where are social workers needed the most?
Most people think of social workers when they think of poverty alleviation and child welfare. Many social workers do that kind of work — but they also do much more. So, let’s look at some of the places where social workers are needed the most:
If you see yourself in any of these roles, you should consider joining the social work profession.
Prerequisites to Becoming a School Social Worker
There are over 600,000 professional social workers in the United States, and most of them either have a BSW, MSW, or a DSW/Ph.D. in Social Work. Prospective social workers must meet education requirements, apply for a license, and complete work experience requirements before practicing. Following are the prerequisites to becoming child, family, and school social workers-
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for social workers are projected to grow 11?tween 2018 and 2028.
So, if you’re looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and a variety of options, consider social work.