Thursday, July 4, 2013

Latest Career Trends in Community & Social Service

The modern social work which finds its roots in scientific practice and social concerns continues to develop. The current trends for social workers have evolved in response to factors related to economics, education and living standards.

  • In the social work profession the latest trends that are being followed are working in schools where social workers deal with issues ranging from school violence to child poverty, helping veterans using a holistic approach and new learning strategies after understanding their lifestyle and years of cultural conditioning.
  • Filing PIL (public interest litigation) for social causes is a big industry for those who deal in law for the interest of general public. Fighting cases in public courts against those who cause harm to general society or its environment are the key objectives of these social lawyers.
  • Working as emotional counsellors to help individuals and families cope up with stress, helping in family planning, coordinating services and care, and leading groups which support family caregivers.
  • Psychological counsellors play a vital role in organizations, sports associations and colleges to understand people, lend them ear of trusted person and counsel them on their personal and professional problems.
  • Social entrepreneurship is the latest entrepreneurial stint in this industry where people start industries that employ under privileged people and do business that helps growth of the society of a village, town or certain areas of a city. For example, handicrafts business, creating handmade furniture, apparels and upholstery, manufacturing food articles, and so on.
  • The community services sector provides services to the society’s most vulnerable people .It helps sustain the well being of communities. Several NGOs today work in this direction; joining these NGOs and managing their activities is a rewarding career.
  • Due to changes in society such as growth in jobs for women and the ageing of people, there has been a great demand for child care services and aged and residential care services respectively. Senior care living, and baby crèches are new trends for those looking at entrepreneurial stints in this sector.
  • Alternately, one can work in the Residential Care Services, Social Assistance Services and Child Care Services industry as Personal Carers, Assistants and Nurses.

Anuj Jain
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Founder, EduGroomers
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