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Social Services




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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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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Social Work

  • Masters in Social Services/ Social Work 

What you need to get started

  • Previous experience in an area relating to social work is extremely important if you want to become a social worker

  • Paid positions or voluntary work in places such as community care centers, charities that work with vulnerable adults or children, counseling settings, or youth centers.

Soft Skills

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Problem Solving

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Tolerance

  • Communication

  • Organizational Skills

  • Negotiation

  • Critical thinking

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Professionalism

  • Cultural competence

  • Patience

  • Determination

Technical Skills

Advocacy skills 


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