Considering that, the situation is difficult, as the object of social help is personality that is understood as a unique and solid system which is dynamic in itself. So the social worker in the process of social help encounters himself with the challenge to help a person to primarily restore his worthiness which would let him to solve his problems and not, conversely, resign and live with them. Yet the social work actually still impresses with its aspirations more than with concrete and tangible achievements or prestige (Kavaliauskienė, 2005). The objective of a social worker is noble, but often he confronts himself with unsolvable tasks. This situation raises because of the twofold orientation of social work: on one hand, it is directed towards a person, but on the other hand, to the society; that is, the direction goes towards a whole and towards its part – the community and the individual – by trying to reach their interaction and consistency.
Many social workers went from working in private agencies, to working with public agencies to help the people suffering from poverty. “1000 social workers took jobs in public sectors, they fought to train caseworkers and otherwise improve the public sector service”(Abramowitz, 1998, p.513.) Social workers as a change agent, aim to make a change and in this case, social workers were helping the people suffering from poverty. These challenges facilitate social workers to have an impact towards the people. This can also relate to person in environment, “Social workers realize that they must pay attention to the environment in which people live, and they work to change the environment so that if functions more effectively for individuals, families, and communities”(Segal, Gerdes, Steiner, 2014, p.7).
Introduction This essay aims to evaluate the role that a social care worker plays in looking after the overall well-being of older people in care, incorporating their physical, psychological and sociological needs. This role includes assisting the older person in accessing relevant supports and services to suit their individual needs. This paper will evaluate good and bad practice. Included in this essay the importance of following policies and procedures such as, HIQA standards to ensure safeguarding vulnerable adults is maintained to encourage and promote best practice is carried out by all. The Role of the Social Care Worker.
The line of work of a social workers involves helping families gain access to government assistance, humanitarian resource and counseling for people that have lost loved ones or are near death. They also help plan on how to make the community a safer and better place to live this is by developing public policies in large scale areas that will make a big effect in the community. The everyday goal of a social workers is to help better the lives of individuals, families or groups. As a social worker one must have a good personality and great communication skills. Social workers procedure is to evaluate the client’s health and their situation.
Social Work and Social Policy are two professions that help individuals aid the people in society by means of the work that they do. Just like every profession known to mankind, social work and social policy have their advantages and disadvantages that are taken into consideration by an individual when deciding if they want to choose Social Work or Social Policy as the profession that they want to work in. Starting with Social work, there are various aspects to consider when debating whether to choose this profession : personal qualities, goals, motivations, skills, values, job opportunities and job satisfaction. In regards to personal qualities, one must keep in mind that a social worker will need multiple characteristics to be a good social
Social Work seeks to help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. I want to improve the well-being of people and society. Social Work looks to improve the quality of life for individuals. I care about social justice, human dignity, and I enjoy working with diverse populations. Social work is a unique profession with lots meaning, action, and the power to make a difference.
According to Collins English Dictionary, “social work” means “social services that give help and advice to the poor, the elderly, and families with problems.” (www.collinslanguage.com). It is very hard to define social work as its work is so varied and sparse within society today. Feminist social workers tend to work more with women and help them to understand and alleviate their problems. Dominelli (1997: 246) postulates “ I define feminist social work as a form of social work practice which takes gendered inequality and it’s elimination as the starting point for working with women whether as individuals, in groups or within organizations and seeks to promote women’s well-being as women define it”. This quote illustrates the difference between mainstream social work which deals with both genders and feminist social work which concentrates on women within society.
According to the NASW (2013), social workers are to “collaborate with clients to plan, implement, monitor, and amend individualized services that promote clients’ strengths, advance clients’ well-being, and help clients achieve their goals.” This collaboration had to include communication with the client/client system to complete assessments, treatment plans and visitation for Carol to see her daughter. Collaboration with the family was not as effective in that they withheld vital information on the depth of Carol’s alcohol abuse leading to further problems which possibly may have been avoided had the social worker understood and known (Plummer et al., 2014). Once the family/family system built trust and rapport with the social worker, they were able to work closer together
Social work is a dynamic helping profession, where the main goal is to improve the welfare of every individual in a society. Law is a system of legal rules that governs the way members of society interact with each other. Law is necessary for order, justice, punishment, protection and to settle dispute. Social workers need to have familiarity with the legal process and the understanding of basic legal principles in order to effectively be able to assess and intervene on behalf of clients. Problems where social work and the law overlap have consistently challenged social work professionals.
• They help in empowering the identity of the family and its social standing. • These programs ensure that the families receive justice in terms of services. • They are created according to the needs of the community. This makes these programs an important part of that community. • They help the members to receive equal resources so that no one feels disadvantaged.