The Working Poor
R. Mubarak Ali, 2008). Social workers explore options and make informed choices and can refer those in need to other appropriate organisations if necessary. In addition social workers are skilled in empowering those who have low self esteem, no motivation, how to handle stress and depression better, how to communicate and handle challenges, financial counselling, job searching and many more. As can be seen above social workers work in many different areas and offer a variety of different services to their clients. However the focus of this paper is how they achieve best results in trying to help the poor with the knowledge they have acquired.
“A key goal of social workers is empowerment” as put in plain words by (Zastrow, SOAD reading pack, 2008). Empowerment is “to give somebody greater sense of self esteem” as recorded in (Encarta dictionary, 2007). The worker should have an optimistic attitude towards to the client’s difficulties. Regardless of what the problems may be. The worker ought to assist the client to recognise that change is possible. The worker can also act as an advocate on behalf of the client if that client has been rejected for extra government funding, housing trust home, help with child care, and basic household needs and etc. In Addition help is provided in trying to gain employment, free training/courses and/or rehabilitation for drug/alcohol abuse if necessary.
Furthermore the worker should put in place an appropriate