National Social Work Month is celebrated each March. By definition social work is “work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those in need of help or welfare.”
Thinking about that definition we wondered what does that really mean? How does social work translate to those who see social work in action? We asked a group of employees in their own words to describe social work and how does it help? Here are a few of the responses:
- Social Workers help the client know that we care about them, listen to them, and understand their concerns.
- Social Workers work with the family to help them understand the treatment plan and how they can help benefit them physically, emotionally, and relay findings back to treaters that may be important to them as well. They are often the glue that keeps everyone on track.
- Along with being an important and integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team, Social Workers are the “go-to” when working with the State of Kansas regarding everything under the eligibility umbrella.
- Social Workers often are the calming voice to folks when a crisis arises.
- Social Workers are more often than not the participant’s biggest advocate.
- Anywhere there are people, social workers can help. Social Workers have specialized training and knowledge of how people interact with the systems that they are a part of.
- They help people apply for different benefits they are eligible for and answer a wide variety of questions.
- Social Workers are the primary coordinators for care for the residents.
- Social workers help connect people to resources they may need.
The truth is, all of these answers are correct, the better question is what don’t Social Workers do? At Midland Care, we have Social Workers who are trained in their specialty to ensure the clients and families have access to a plethora of resources specific to their individualized needs. We are thankful for all of our social workers who help us touch more lives.
The sooner you call, the sooner Midland Care can help.
With one phone call, you can access a full continuum of care, reducing fragmented services that create challenges for those managing difficult conditions. To learn more about the services Midland Care offers visit www.midlandcare.org or call (866) 394-3600.