What Social Workers Do

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Practice Setting
Social Workers are usually employed in hospitals, community health centers, mental health clinics, schools, advocacy organizations, government departments, social service agencies, child welfare settings, family service agencies, correctional facilities, social housing organizations, family courts, employee assistance programs and private counselling, school boards, and consultation agencies.

Below are links that describe what social workers do when they work in various areas of practice. 
Social Work in Long-Term Care 
Social Work and the Treatment of OSIs 
Social Work Practice in Corrections
Social Work Practice in HIV/AIDS
The Social Work Role in Physical Rehabilitation
Social Work Practice in Community Development
Social Work Practice in Schools
Social Work Practice in Primary Health Care
Social Work Practice in Child Welfare 
Social Work Practice in the Mental Health Field
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Practice 
The School Social Work 
The Role of Social Work in Mental Health