Social workers can work in hospitals, psychiatric centers, gender units, outpatient clinics, homes, food banks, assisted living centers, shelters for battered children or detention centers for minors. Social workers are also teachers, counselors, and mentors who make a huge difference in the lives of the people they help. Social workers study human behavior, psychology, sociology, and other related fields of study in order to help others.
What does a social worker do? The social worker can create a strategy to help the person they work with. As the social worker continues to interact with the person, they can identify possible needs that could be met and their future goals. The goal of the social worker is to create a plan to meet those needs and to come up with a plan to achieve the person’s future goals as well.