The Job Role Of A Social Worker

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a) Analyse the job role in relation to your patient. What exactly will they do and why?
Social work was developed out of caring, kind, thoughtful, and gentle morals and the ideals of a social worker are centred on high regard for the fairness, equality and worth of all people (British Association of Social Work code of ethics (BASW). The main objective of a social worker has been to make sure that their clients’ needs are met and their potential developed. This is supported by the British Association of Social Work (BASW) who state:
“The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work”.
Social Work is very complex this is evident through the wide varieties of social groups that a social worker works with including children and families, Foster carers and adopters, refugees and asylum seekers, oppressed people, homeless people, the elderly, people with disabilities, young offenders and drug, alcohol and other substance abusers.
Every given situation makes each case you get unique and often you get into positions and circumstances that you have never been or dealt with before, particularly if you are newly qualified. As a social worker you are always
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