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Social jobs include the option of working as a social care consultant, social counsellor or social worker. Each type of social job has specific responsibilities in line with the profession's education and training. But a common thread between all social jobs is caring for the mental, emotional and sometimes physical needs of others. As such, worker in the social sector means that you have an outstanding caring nature. Most social jobs deal with the problems and challenges of others, and therefore social jobs can be energy intensive. Yet the successful social worker's compassion for others and the desire to see others achieve positive life changes, will bring positive social change to benefit of not only individuals but entire communities.

Responsibilities & Skills

Social jobs require working one-on-one with clients, or individuals in need of counselling. Working in the social sector requires intensive interpersonal skills. Paperwork and administration is part of the job, particularly if the social job is associated with a government institute, school or NGO. Working in a social job usually means that you are part of a team of social scientists, medical doctors or other health care specialists. Beneficial skills are therefore excellent communication and counselling skills, ability to identify problems and negotiate a way out, as well as a huge compassion for people in need of help and emotional assistance.

Required Qualifications

  • Tertiary education (Certificate / Diploma) in Social Care or Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences
  • Practical social work training.

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