Social workers discuss their jobs with Idaho news outlet
Recently, the Idaho Press-Tribune asked various individuals who have social work careers to submit statements to tell the public what their jobs entail.
A school social worker wrote to the publication in order to explain why he feels his position is necessary. Every day, the professional works with students, families and community groups to reduce the number of suicide attempts as well as the prevalence of teen drug and alcohol abuse. He also created a youth mentoring program and gives classroom presentations on topics like bullying and earning good grades.
Another professional who wrote to the publication is a community resource specialist and a homeless liaison for a local school district. In this role, she gives resources to children and their families. Young students are given tutoring services as well as after school programs so they can succeed in school, she said.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a great need for all types of social workers in the future. Throughout the next seven years, employment for these professionals is predicted to rise by 16 percent.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - June 8th, 2011 at 03:52pm ( 0 )