The social worker is a professional in the health and social services sector who can intervene in a variety of situations. Despite this, their practice remains little known among the population, as is the support they are able to provide to people facing a difficult situation in their social, school, professional or personal life.
In order to better understand the situations in which the intervention of a social worker can be beneficial, we show you 5 concrete examples of good reasons to consult this professional.
Our mobile social work services
First of all, it is important to know that the team at Clinique GO™ includes social workers who can go directly to their clients to intervene in the environment concerned by the problem they encounter. Thus, in a school context, they can move to an educational institution, as they can move to a seniors’ residence or a CHSLD in a context of loss of autonomy, and so on. Of course, a social worker who is a member of our mobile team can also come to your home to offer a confidential, intimate and respectful service.
The social workers who are part of our team are members of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiales du Québec, as are their counterparts who practice in the public network or in private clinics.
It should be noted that our professionals can also offer their services through social work teleconsultation, a versatile service offered throughout Quebec.
Why consult a social worker?
In social work, we can intervene with people of all ages, i.e. children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. To help you see more clearly in the field of expertise of these professionals, here are 5 examples of situations in which their intervention can help an individual deal with the difficulties encountered on a daily basis.
- Problems adapting to the environment: Whether it is because of a move, a change of school or other major changes in the social context, it may bring upheavals in daily life. In such situations, one may face difficulties in adapting to the new environment, hence the relevance of calling on a social worker to facilitate this adaptation period.
- Children who have special needs: physical or mental disability, learning difficulties, developmental disorders… There are many reasons why a child may have special needs, particularly in the context of his or her school career or in carrying out daily activities. A social worker can then provide an outside perspective and assistance to the child’s parents, including referring them to resources appropriate to the child’s needs.
- Persons in loss of autonomy: Whether as a result of an accident or because of aging, loss of autonomy is a reality that is not always easy to deal with. The social worker may intervene to allow the person to continue to participate socially despite his or her new situation.
- Social isolation: it represents a real scourge among seniors since it can affect both physical and psychological health. A social worker can intervene to prevent isolation as well as to counter it, notably by proposing social activities and taking advantage of the involvement of family and friends.
- The homologation of the mandate in case of incapacity: the mandate for protection in case of incapacity is a legal document that allows us to designate a mandatary for the person and a mandatary for the property if an accident or a condition prevents us from making decisions regarding our health and the administration of our property. A psychosocial assessment is required for the approval of such a mandate. This assessment may be conducted by a social worker.
Social workers have a complete view of a person’s situation. They take into consideration the different social contexts of their clients and the involvement of the client in each of them. Thanks to their systemic approach, they can really intervene in many situations, always to promote social participation and the development of a person in his or her daily life.
For more information about our mobile social work services, please contact our team!