I Wanna Be a Social Worker · A Day In The Life Of A Social Worker

Let's face it, sometimes life can get tough
and for some people those tough times are far harder than those of the average
person. Times where people can feel alone or as if they have nowhere else to turn. Social workers are unique group of
people who help those who feel helpless. People dealing with personal or social
problems. They can do this case by case or via programs that benefit groups and
communities. Today I'm at the Department of Child Protection and Family Support
to find out what it takes to be a social worker. As a social worker at the Department of
Child Protection practitioners ensure the well-being and safety of children
and young people. With the opportunity to specialize in specific areas social workers provide people with
counseling and support through crisis situations as well as helping out in the
community. Hi Danielle, I'm Rebecca. I was just wondering could i pick your
brain on what it's like to be a social worker? Absolutely. Fantastic let's go have a chat. So,
Danielle take us through a typical day of being a social worker. There's never a typical day of being a
social worker, it depends on what's happened with the families to what we're going to
do on that day. So we might have a day where you're answering phone calls and
going through emails in your office space, to going out with police, checking
houses, doing home visits it just depends on what clients you have.
Wow, that sounds really full-on, what inspired you to want to be a social
worker? I wanted to help people and being a
social worker in the Department of Child Protection we get to help the children
and I think that makes it a big difference in the future. What would you say
the most rewarding part of your job is? Helping children making sure that
they're safe. What would you say the hardest part of
your job is? Probably work-life balance because you give hundred and ten percent at
work all the time it's trying to leave work at work and go home and have a life. What advice would you give someone if
they were looking to be a social worker? Get some life experience first so
you're grounded in your practice and you know how to go in to certain issues.
And apart from the Department of Child Protection what other organizations need
social workers? Lots of organizations so we have the Health Department,
Department of Corrections and non-government agencies as well such as Wesley UnitingCare West. If you could list from now to school
what steps does somebody need to take if they wanted to be a social worker? You need to graduate you 12 high school,
then you go to university and do Social Work degree or psychology degree.
Graduate from that and then do a placement. And what characteristics
does somebody need to be a social worker? You need to be very confident person, you
need to like challenges and be very resilient as
well. If you could do one thing differently but still end up where you
are today what would it be? I probably would have
gone straight from high school into University and not taking the six month
break. Excellent, thank you so much for having a
chat with us today. What you – I'm sure is very much appreciated throughout the
community. Thank you.
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26 thoughts on “I Wanna Be a Social Worker · A Day In The Life Of A Social Worker”

  1. Social workers are almost always socialists or communists. They preach anti-father, anti-male, 3rd-wave feminism and social "justice" (an oxymoronic term) Their goal is to undermine families and marriages. When they're not destroying kid's lives, they go after veterans. If you're a vet, NEVER talk to a social worker. Assume everything you tell them can be used against you, will be stored by the gov to ruin your life later.

  2. THIS I graduated from college from the social service worker program. Glad other people want to help others 💛

  3. "So, Danielle, take us through a typical day of being a social worker"
    Danielle: There's never a "typical day" of being a social worker.
    Damn, Danielle petty af.

  4. You left the parts about violating the constitutional rights of citizens when you illegally search and seize children, strip search and photograph them naked, and place them with your pedophile foster homes to use as child sex slaves until the eventually commit suicide. All social workers should be shot publicly. If you want to help society become a lawyer and send these pedophiles to jail.

  5. Such a helpful video thanks!!
    To the people with the nasty comments, why did you click on this video if you think social work isn't a career? A billion of videos on youtube but you decide to complain on this one.

  6. I'm sorry, but her biggest career regret was taking a 6 month break after high school? Really? Way to provide helpful education/career advice to people looking to commit to their career….

  7. I graduate from Arizona State univwrsty with my BA degree in social work, and its almost 2 years I haven't found any job in social work fild even assistant social work is no chance. here is my story due to my family convincing that social work career is the best career and I can find job easily so anyway I graduated from ASU having 45000 students loan on my shoulder and sadly moved to CA , the worse state in the world for special work job specially orange county. let me warn you Do not take the career or college to pursuit social work. social work careers is not a dis appointment but also after getting your BSW all social work jobs are asking only for Master in social Work. so when you go to univesrties they never tell you that you will not find job unless you get your masters so after achieving your BSW you realize that without Master degree your BSW is a toilet pepper meaning not only you get a slap of wake up call but you also realized that student loan to pay , so after not finding job you realize that you need to get your master in social work , so by the time you graduate not only you you will get a job and you will be lucky to find a job fir 18 dollers an hours and don't forget by the time you get your master you will end up with 150.00, students loan ..and one morthing please please please don't move to the welfare state CA if you are non haspanic speakers because this is not a state that stands for minoraties, if you are not haspanic or black you can say goodbye to your career for social work. please don't think your BSW degree mean anything.. so state of CA is fir haspanics and blacks only and Not minoraties

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