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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

Noun
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
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and subjective well-being of individuals, groups, and communities through research, policy, community organizing, direct practice, crisis intervention, and teaching for the benefit of those affected by social disadvantages such as poverty, mental and physical illness or disability, and social injustice, including violations of their civil liberties and human rights. Research is often focused on human development, psychotherapy and counselling, social policy, public administration, social program evaluation, and community development. Social workers typically undergo a systematic set of training and qualifications that are distinct from those of care workers, care assistants or social care workers, who may undertake social work roles but not necessarily have the qualifications of a professional social worker. Social workers are organized into local, national, continental, and international professional bodies. It is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates theoretical bases from economics, education, sociology, law, medicine, philosophy, politics, anthropology, and psychology.

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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.