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PROFESSIONALS AND

PRACTITIONERS INinSOCIAL
Professionals and practitioners social work
WORK
PROFESSIONALS AND
PRACTITIONERS IN SOCIAL WORK

Social work as a profession focuses on the individual’s


social functioning.
According to Mendoza(1999),social functioning is an
effect of an individual’s performance in her/his multiple
roles in the society
A social dysfunction occurs when there is a mismatch
between the requisites of the role and the individual
ability to function and if the environment fails to
provide the necessary resources for the performance
ROLES,FUNCTION,AND
COMPETENCIES OF SOCIAL WORKERS

Social work is an active profession with a wide


array of responsibilities in the areas of caring
curing and changing
Roles:
Resource broker
Social broker
Mediator
Advocate
Enabler
Counselor/Therapist
FUNCTION OF SOCIAL WORK

1.Rehabilitative Function-refers to
restorative,culturative and remedial actions
2.Preventive Function-detects impeding
imbalance between the individuals or group with
the environment
3.Developmental Function-ascertains and
strengthens the full potential in individuals,
groups and communities
SPECIFIC WORK AREA

Child, Family and School Social Worker


Community Social Worker
Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker
Medical and Health Social Worker
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social
Worker
Military and Veterans Social Worker
Psychiatric Social Worker
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OF
SOCIAL WORKER

With the complexities of the global


and local social situations, it is
inevitable that social dysfunction
will continue to evolve and deepen
social complications
CODE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES,
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND CODE OF
ETHICS

Social workers 'associations both local


and international , have formulated
their own ethical standards. The ethical
standards usually define the rights,
responsibilities and accountabilities of
the members
ELEMENTS

Commitment to clients
Self-Determination
Informed Constent
Competence
Cultural competence and social diversity
Conflict of Interest
Privacy and Confidentiality
Access to Records
Sexual Relationships
Physical Contact
ELEMENTS

Sexual Harassment
Derogatory Language
Payment to Services
Clients who lack decision-making
capacity
Interruption of Services
Termination of Services
ELEMENTS

Supervision and consultation


Education and Training
Performance Education
Client Records
Billing
Client Transfer
Administration
Continuing Education and Staff Development
Commitment to Employer
Labor-Management Disputes
ELEMENTS

Competence
Discrimination
Private Conduct
Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit
Impairment
Misrepresentation
Solicitations
Acknowledging Credit
ELEMENTS

Integrity of Profession
Evaluation and
Research
ELEMENTS

Social Welfare
Public Participation
Public Emergencies
Social and Political Action
PASWI

The Philippine Association of Social Workers


Inc.(PASWI) has formulated the Social Worker’s
Code of Ethics. Its Code of Ethics comprise of
its beliefs and standards of ethical conduct in the
following areas: Relative to Self and the
Profession, Relative to Clients, and Relative to
Colleagues