Working with individuals, groups or families, Social Workers are concerned with enhancing the emotional, financial and mental well-being of their clients. They can provide an alternate view on a problem and enable people to develop skills and mechanisms to cope with life’s challenges.
A Social Worker helps people to identify, resolve and cope with situations and problems that arise from the everyday trials of modern life. They can assist their clients in dealing with issues such as unemployment, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and abuse, and also offer support for people who have suffered trauma or are going through a bereavement.
Social Workers provide practical and emotional support, counselling and information on available resources such as refuges, clinics, job search programs and legal aid. They can facilitate access to government housing and help clients obtain Centrelink entitlements.