As an economic and social welfare officer you will focus on bringing about social welfare and improvement in the economic condition of people by planning and conducting many programs and awareness campaigns among the public.
An Economic and Social Welfare worker aims to improve people’s lives by providing assistance to individuals and families through programs such as health care, food stamps, unemployment compensation, housing assistance and child care assistance and in promoting human rights and wellbeing. They help protect from harm, children and adults with support needs.
Students who wish to pursue a career in economic and social welfare can do plus two in any stream, but taking up humanities is recommended as it gives you a better perspective of the field.
There are hardly any institutions providing economic and social welfare as core subject at UG or PG. Aspirants can go for BSW(Bachelors in social work) or a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Sociology.
Doing a Masters in social work (MSW) will be the best path to choose for a career in economic and social welfare.
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Social welfare workers provide case management services, such as billing, maintaining collateral relationships, making phone calls, and networking with other service providers.
Social welfare workers must make important decisions based on a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and situation, the available resources and the applicable laws.
Social welfare workers must communicate in many different ways and with many different people. It is important to be clear and transparent about the scope of services that you can provide as their social worker.
Social welfare worker should be a good listener since you will be working at providing assistance to people and helping them find solutions for their problems