Wondering About a Career in Social Work?
"Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social work is concerned with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment and domestic violence." (Canadian Association of Social Workers)
Social workers believe:
- In the worth, dignity, and creativity of every human being;
- That all people and communities should have equal access to the resources, services and opportunities required to promote well-being; and
- That each person has the right to self-determination with due regard for the interest of others.
Social workers practice in a variety of settings or fields of practice, such as:
- Child and Family Services
- Child Welfare
- Community Development
- Employee Assistance Programs
- First Nations and Métis Communities
- Health Care
- Immigrant and Refugee Services
- Mental Health
- Services for People with Disabilities
- Social Planning
- Social Policy
- Social Work Education
- Vocational Assistance
- Youth Programs
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