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Choosing a career of a social worker

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1. Choosing a career of a social worker

Choosing an occupation

One of the most difficult problems a young person faces is deciding what to do about a career. There are individuals, of course, who from the time they are six years old “know” that they want to be doctors or pilots or fire fighters, but the majority of us can’t make a decision about occupation or career until somebody or something forces us to face the problem.

Choosing an occupation takes time, and there are a lot of things you have to think about as you try to decide what you would like to do. You may find that you will have to take special courses to qualify for a particular kind of work, or you may find that you will need to get some work experience.

Fortunately, there are a lot of people you can turn to for advice and help in making your decision. At most schools, there are teachers who can counsel you and give detailed information about job qualifications. And you can talk over your ideas with family members and friends who are ready to listen and to offer suggestions.

1. Work with a partner. Role-play an interview between a Career Adviser and a student. To give advice use the following word combinations:

  • To be interested in …

  • To be inclined to …

  • To be good at …

  • To have a talent for …

  • Have an appeal to/ calling for…

  • Can work in the field of …

  • Can work as…

  • Can make a good (doctor)…

  • Can do well in …

  • Have skill in …

  • Take a course in …

  • To make a careful choice

  • To leave / finish school

  • To consider teaching(medicine, etc.) as a career

  • To take up a job

  • To be devoted to smth. or smb.

  • To be responsible for

  • To cope with smth.

  • To earn gratitude and respect

  • Love of smth.

  • Love for smb

2. Read and translate the text

Career Decision Making

Due to the difficult process of career-decision making for the majority of the population, researchers have formulated main theories to better understand the complex relationships between the different factors that influence this important decision. Self-efficacy, abilities, interests, and personality types all play a significant part in finding the right career. Interventions and other types of career assistance have also been proven to have influences on which job an individual will apply for.

Want to be a school social worker? To know and understand this job people need to know what it is. A school social worker is a person who deals with students and families’ lives who may have problems. A school social worker is the one who sits down and discusses and helps cope with these people’s problems. Anyone wanting to pursue the career of becoming a school social worker needs to know the requirements, the hours of the day and also the duties, and last but most important the job advancements.

First, to be a school social worker requires certain things as the education, certification, and a little piece of advice, to help to understand the job. To start off with this job, people need to know the education that would be necessary.

Role of Social work

Social work is an exciting, demanding and immensely rewarding profession. It requires uncommon dedication to strive for social reform. The world needs people who are committed to the needs of others. Social workers attend to those in distress and identify and remedy the social ill that rob people of their dignity and prevent them from achieving their full potential. Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to improve people’s lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems.

Social workers have many different aspects of their jobs including the duties and responsibilities. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problem. These problems may include inadequate housing, unemployment, lack of job skills, financial distress, serious illness or disability, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy, or anti-social behavior. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those with child or abuse from a spouse.

1. Give the English for:

Выбор карьеры, население, сложные взаимоотношения, способности, важная роль, иметь дело с, справляться с, требования, обязанности, прогресс, захватывающая и требовательная работа, стремиться к, достигать успеха, улучшить жизнь, окружение, столкнуться с проблемой.

2. Find the correct preposition. Make your own sentences with the verbs.






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3. Rewrite sentences using Passive voice.
  1. Social workers helped many people to improve their lives.

  2. Social workers assist families that have serious domestic conflicts.

  3. The job requires uncommon dedication.

  4. Different factors will influence an important decision.

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  • Role of Social work
  • Deal Due Influence
  • Social workers assist families that have serious domestic conflicts.