The word social service is a self- explanatory word in itself to describe the type of work being pursued by any social worker. The main task of a social worker is to help and contribute towards the society by ensuring the development of society, maintaining equity and justice amongst the people, enhancing the quality of life and standard of living, removing poverty and unemployment, helping charitable institutions etc.
In order to be a social worker for any recognized institutions; one must have degree from any institution. Such as
• Bachelor’s degree in arts, commerce or science
• And/or PhD or DSW
• And/or Masters Degree in arts, science or commerce. There is not any compulsion on obtaining the degree from any registered institution. But the subjects under, the degree is obtained may comprise of matters like human behavior, psychology, ethics, social values, disaster management etc.
The job of a social worker is quite difficult as it involves dealing in public issues, especially those that may turn the people aggressive, as these comprise a change in the narrow traditional rites and practices. Also the social workers provides guide to the people who are addicted to drugs, cigarette, liquor etc. They also help the people in solving the matters of domestic violence and internal community dispute. They also provide assistance to people who have been in the hunt of natural calamities or any manmade disasters. They also provide health care for patients suffering from fatal diseases like cancer, AIDS, TB etc. It is also necessary that one must be patient and calm under such job since there is no fixed time for its working and also they need to face circumstances that may not be favorable for everyone.
Licensed Social Worker Requirements
If anyone wishes to become a social worker, along with the required education, one has to also possess some other qualities. The main quality is to have is to be able to understand the need and feelings of the people, listen to their problems, and advice them to get rid of it. One should possess the required interpersonal and communication skills for becoming a better social server. Persons who are planning to be a social server needs to practice in advance regularly and continuously to understand the emotions and problems of the general public and provide them with essential remedy.
Salary of a social worker
The salary of a social worker depends on the posts and number of hours one is providing the services. It usually varies from Rs.1462500-Rs.2551500.