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Description

Social workers are in charge of promoting the social well-being of individuals, groups and communities through prevention work and responding to specific problems. Their objective is to facilitate social cohesion in times of change and to articulate support and protection for the most vulnerable members of the community.
Their work is carried out thanks to the mechanism of basic social care services, through which they can learn about, intervene and prevent situations of conflict, need or social exclusion in coordination with a multidisciplinary technical team.

These professionals work at different levels of intervention. The first one is directly with users: guiding, informing and helping them in specific situations (situations of violence, basic needs or economic losses, among others). In these cases, they give specific information and advice on existing benefits and resources; process and monitor benefits or carry out referral proposals to appropriate specialised care social services.

At a second level, they are responsible for the detection and prevention of situations of vulnerability within the community, working for example with marginalised groups or with problems of social integration, analysing their demands and the social needs of the area in particular and managing social services or the most beneficial community work.

And at a third more macro level, work with an emphasis on social policies, planning interventions aimed at promoting change and development, social cohesion and the empowerment of people under the principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity.

Social workers are a required professional in different areas and their specific functions will vary depending on the characteristics of the people they serve or the centre where they work: prisons, adoption and foster care processes, the health sector, the field of mental health and addictions or social health centres, among others.

Tasks

Direct attention to people
  • Interview individuals or families, listen to their requests and encourage a good relationship.
  • Collect the pertinent data, carry out the exploration and social diagnosis.
  • Inform and guide on the legal means and existing resources, facilitating the knowledge of rights, services and benefits, as well as the conditions for access.
  • Prepare the work and social improvement plan, which is agreed with the user, and carry out the follow-up.
  • Manage the social resources of the social benefits to which the person assisted is entitled.
  • Refer to specialised care services: basic primary social care services, home care services, limited-stay residences, dining room services, outside school hours care services, reception centres and social services, among other programmes.

Social and community care
  • Know the resources and institutions of the area.
  • Plan and evaluate the actions of social and community care, designing prospecting, awareness-raising and dynamization projects.
  • Promote, develop and monitor social and community intervention projects with groups of people affected by the same social problems, for example by building mutual aid groups.
  • Participate in the community with participatory strategies, which motivate and actively involve users or the social group in which they take part.
  • Promote the organisation and/or dynamization of the community to achieve social improvements so the community can solve problems on its own.
  • Work with other professionals in the area to establish prevention mechanisms and community intervention within their field of competence.

Work with the interdisciplinary team
  • Participate in regular team meetings to share resources, methodologies or other information of interest.
  • Perform case supervision and evaluations of specific social problems.
  • Work together with the team in the different aspects of intervention, defining work plans and intervention actions.
  • Coordinate with the different public and/or private services in the educational, health and social spheres, whether general or specific.

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