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Definition of Social worker

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one who gives professional economic and spiritual aid to the lower needy classes
Social worker Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

social worker
n : someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged) [syn: caseworker, welfare worker]

WordNet 2.0

1. someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
(synonym) caseworker, welfare worker
(hypernym) public servant
(hyponym) almoner, medical social worker
Social worker Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and enhance wellbeing of individuals, families, couples, groups, and communities through research, policy planning, community development, direct practice, crisis intervention, ensuring social welfare and security for those affected by social disadvantages such as poverty, psychosocial care to mentally and physically disabled, and raising voices against social injustice for social reforms, including social actions against violations of civil liberties and human rights. It is a progressive profession where one can be actively engaged in helping others to help themselves. It is a profession that deals with various problems and issues systematically and scientifically. The profession is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and the well-being of oppressed and marginalized individuals and communities, a collective action for combating racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, adultism, mentalism, ableism...etc. Social work is a broad profession that encompasses its activities in fields like Health and Mental Health, Social Service Administration, Children and their Families, Social Work Policy Analysis, Social Justice and Diversity, Forensic and Traumatology, Gerontology, etc.

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Social worker Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
a person educated and trained to do social work, direct or indirect social work. A person who is duly registered to practice social work in a province or territory or where mandatory registration does not exist, a person practising social work who voluntarily agrees to be subject to this Code.
Social worker Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A professional trained to talk with people and their families about emotional or physical needs, and to find them support services.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.