Types of Social workers
Social Workers perform a broad spectrum of duties ranging from providing support to those faced with difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant change in their lives to clinically diagnosing emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders in individuals. Not only do they help the individuals cope with the situation at hand, they advocate for them and seek out valuable resources and other means of support for the affected person(s).
Typically, social workers are broken down into two distinct categories: direct service and clinical or “licensed” social worker. Within these two scopes of practice, there are a number of social work positions that focus specifically on a particular population. For instance, an individual may choose to focus their training on working with the elderly, while others may specialize in child welfare or in addictions. Below you will find a list of social work fields to explore. Licensure and education requirements for each type of social worker do vary from state to state.
The University of Southern California School of Social Work offers one of the only CSWE accredited online Master's of Social Work degrees in the country. Click Here to contact the University of Southern California School of Social Work and request additional information.
The Simmons College School of Social Work, based in Boston, MA, offers another option to earn a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited Online Master of Social Work. Click Here to contact the Simmons College School of Social Work and request additional information. (*This program is NOT available to students in North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Arkansas)
Skills for Care is the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England.
Skills for Care is an independent registered charity working with 35,000 adult social care employers to set the standards and qualifications to equip 1.5 million social care workers with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver high quality care...