Social Services

Social Service workers have a statutory responsibility to protect and support the health of vulnerable children and adults and may offer a wide variety of services to children and their parents, usually within the home setting and managed by a social worker. Depending on their specialisation, they can work in colleges, government departments, hospitals, mental health clinics, and community centres.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Problem Solving

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Tolerance

  • Communication

  • Organizational Skills

  • Negotiation

  • Critical thinking

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Professionalism

  • Cultural competence

  • Patience

  • Advocacy

  • Determination

PROS


  • The field is diverse and has ample opportunities

  • You get the chance to pull out people from their darkest hour

  • Your position allows you to make positive changes for families in your community, holding out immense job satisfaction

  • Your career growth has vast opportunities

  • The world always needs as many good people as it can get, the demand never goes down

CONS

  • You often get to see the worst side of reality

  • You start questioning the existence of humanity

  • It requires a very strong emotional quotient

  • You feel powerless often

  • Some situations could be dangerous to walk into, especially being unarmed

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Hospitals

  • Clinics

  • Legal Aids

  • Old Age Homes

  • Orphanages

  • Child Services

  • Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Non-governmental Organisations

  • Governmnet

  • You want to solve everyone's problems

  • You are very motivated to make the world a better place 

  • You don't want to wait around for somebody to make a change

  • Empathy and Compassion run deep for you

  • You can keep your personal life separate from your professinal life

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