Social workers work with individuals and families, as well as communities and other groups to provide support and resolve issues relating to wellbeing and human rights. They assist people to access resources for health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment and other community services.
Work is in a diverse range of private and public settings such as prisons, refugee centres, hospitals and care facilities or clinics. Shift work and long hours be required, and travel to private residences is common.
Suits those who interested in the care and wellbeing of others, who can remain calm and collected in crisis situations. Strong problem solving, communication and active listening skills are important.
A Bachelor of Social Work is required. Alternatively, a degree in a related field can be followed with a Masters in Social Work.
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Membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers is useful.
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