What does a Social Worker do?

Social workers provide direct service that assists clients with their needs that pertain to everyday life issues, complications, and problems, including incidents of neglect, abuse, or domestic violence, or with mental health, and substance abuse challenges. Social workers also assist with adoption and terminal illness diagnoses and work with specific populations, including children, the disabled, and the addiction community.

Social workers collaborate with their clients to assess their goals and adjust them as needed. When appropriate, they may also offer their clients and patients outside referrals for support groups or other mental health professionals. Social workers may work with a client or patient to craft a plan with coping strategies that address their health or well-being. If needed, social workers may also work with the client or patient to secure government intervention or assistance if necessary, or to respond to moments of crises. Social workers need a minimum bachelor's degree in social work and certification or a master's degree.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Social Worker Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹20,684 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹12T
Median: ₹21T
₹54T
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Social Worker Career Path

Learn how to become a Social Worker, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Social Worker
₹3,26,358/yr
L3
Senior Social Worker
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L4
Lead Social Worker
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Social Worker Insights

Read what Social Worker professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Dayton Children's HospitalDayton Children's Hospital
Medical Social Worker
31 Jan 2021

“Fantastic supervisor; she is very supportive and is one of the best bosses I’ve ever had.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSCBlue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSC
Support Worker
28 May 2021

“The facility was very close to my apartment and It was top rated and with good reviews.”

Hollyburn Family ServicesHollyburn Family Services
Social Services
5 Dec 2020

“You get to work with social workers and law enforcement which is also a great learning opportunity”

Nystrom and AssociatesNystrom and Associates
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
5 Jun 2020

“You can have a flexible schedule and get to chose which clients you want to see.”

Toronto District School BoardToronto District School Board
Child and Youth Worker
27 Sep 2019

“Experience and starting pay is good dependent on where you are and what you're looking for in your career.”

Texas Department of Family and Protective ServicesTexas Department of Family and Protective Services
Child Protective Specialist
4 Nov 2020

“This is a very rewarding career and you will meet people from all walks of life.”

Louisiana Department of Children and Families ServicesLouisiana Department of Children and Families Services
Social Service Analyst
23 Feb 2021

“I have a great supervisor who didn’t mind helping and training me when I first started.”

SafeHouse of Shelby County
Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate
25 Jan 2021

“Great way to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence and provide direct services to this population.”

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