Social workers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Social workers may specialize in fields of practice such as child welfare, family services, mental health, corrections, gerontology or addictions.
B. Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required
C. Provide counsel and therapy to assist clients in developing skills to deal with and resolve their social and personal problems
D. Plan programs of assistance for clients including referral to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
E. Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorized protective action when necessary
F. Act as advocates for client groups in the community, lobby for solutions to problems directly affecting client groups and develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
G. Develop or advise on social policy legislation, conduct social research and assist in community development