Social work in the system of public professions
In: Knowledge-International Journal, Vol. 28. 6, Skopje, 2018, p. 2063-2065, Print ISSN 2545-4439
Nowadays, in this dynamic world, the need for help and support is increasingly highlighted. This is where the role of social work intervenes. Its task is to enhance the personal and social functionality of the people so as to cope with all kinds of everyday problems and hardship they encounter and to highlight the opportunities for realization and socialization in the society.
The goal of social work is to reduce the number of people who suffer and need help, thus lessen the disbelief in coping with problems and highlighting the hope for the best. Such people can be children, adolescents, young people, adults and people with special needs.
Sometimes in the family environment or in the wide circle of acquaintances, people fail to overcome the difficulties, and then a consultation with a specialist from the social sphere should be made. This need confirms once again that social-pedagogical intervention is not lacking, contributing to adequate and professional work to help address problems and deficits.
For this type of realization, graduates of this major must have dedication and humanity to their work with people and their problems. They also need to know well the relevant risks in each occupation.
Still, there is hardly any other profession that is so varied and versatile. This profession has many benefits as well as risks. The work of the Bulgarian social worker is the lowest paid among the helping professions and yet the one with highest efficiency and effectiveness expected. People working in the social sphere - the social workers, perform a wide range of functions and responsibilities in accordance to the nature of the assistance they have to provide.
social work, helping professions, social worker
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law