Social Worker

Social Worker

by Shirley Brinkerhoff


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Find out what it takes to be a social worker with character… Social workers help children and adults identify their problems, decide on effective solutions, and find reliable resources. They do this in a variety of settings, including: Community centers; Settlement houses; Schools; Hospitals; Prisons; and, Nursing homes. In order to enter the field of social work, a bachelor's degree is required, and many jobs require a master's as well. Academic knowledge alone is not enough, though. Because social workers enter their clients' lives in times of trouble, need or crisis, they need to possess all the qualities of a good character. Clients need a worker who is trustworthy, compassionate, and fair; one who is responsible in his or her work, and who practices self-discipline and good citizenship toward all clients. Social workers with these qualities will have the opportunity to do a world of good in their communities. Read Social Worker and find out how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422227664
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Careers with Character Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Job Requirements 11

2 Integrity and Trustworthiness 25

3 Respect and Compassion 35

4 Justice and Fairness 45

5 Responsibility 53

6 Courage 61

7 Self-Discipline and Diligence 69

8 Citizenship 77

9 Career Opportunities 85

Further Reading 92

For More Information 93

Glossary 94

Index 95

About the Author & Consultants 96

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