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Role of social worker in
Indian social context with
contemporary scenario
Presented By: Jyotsna Tiwari
Social work and Social
worker
Social work grew out of
humanitarian and
democratic ideals, and its
values are based on
respect for the equality,
worth, and dignity of all
people. Social work
profession addresses the
barriers, inequities and
injustices that exist in
society. Its mission is to
help people to develop
their full potential, enrich
their lives, and prevent
dysfunction.
Social workers attempt to
relieve and prevent
hardship and suffering.
They have a responsibility
to help individuals, families,
groups and communities
through the provision and
operation of appropriate
services and by contributing
to social planning. They
work with, on behalf of, or
in the interests of people to
enable them to deal with
personal and social
difficulties and obtain
essential resources and
services.
Different roles of social
workers
The role of Social worker in India in assessing and protecting peoples need has
been changed over the last 40 years. Basically, a social worker deals with an
ideology – “Helping people to help themselves”.
List of social worker’s role-
• Advocate
• Counselor
• Mediator
• Researcher
• Educator
• Manager
• Case Manager
• Facilitator
• Community change agent
• Broker
ADVOCATE
In the advocate role, the
social worker fights for the
rights of those
disempowered by society
with the goal of empowering
the client. The social worker
speaks on behalf of clients
when others will not listen or
when clients are unable to
do so.
http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/advocate-9054104
Social worker as an Advocate
Vyapam Scam whistle
blowers
The whistle blowers Ashish
Chaturvedi, Dr. Anand Rai and
Ajay Dubey were allegedly
threatened by a retired police
officer and now a BJP leader Hari
Singh Yadav but officially
complained with evidences
against Yadav’s family for justice.
Trupti Desai
Trupti Desai is an Indian gender
equality activist and the founder
of the Bhumata Brigade,
a Mumbai based social activist
organization. She and her brigade
have campaigned to get entry for
women to religious places like
the Shani Shingnapur Temple,
the Mahalakshmi Temple and
the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple,
all in Maharashtra, India.
COUNSELLO
R
In the role of counselor, the social
worker helps clients express their
needs, clarify their problems, explore
resolution strategies, and applies
intervention strategies to develop and
expand the capacities of clients to
deal with their problems more
effectively. A key function of this role
is to empower people by affirming
their personal strengths and their
capacities to deal with their problems
more effectively.
http://www.cliparthut.com/counselor-clip-art-clipart-uaf2Lp.html
MEDIATOR
In the mediator role, the
social worker intervenes in
disputes between parties to
help them find compromises,
reconcile differences, and
reach mutually satisfying
agreements. The mediator
takes a neutral stance
among the involved parties.
http://www.fotosearch.com/ILW504/ruggia0488c/
Social
worker
as a
M
E
D
I
A
T
O
R
Anna Hazare
• Twenty years ago, Malegaon Siddhi
was a barren village in Maharashtra
but now it enough(1200 aces) fertile
farmland due to his revolution.
• He always tried to remove hundreds
of corrupt functionaries as well as
began campaign in Maharashtra in
1997 for a “right to information” law.
• Hazare announced that he would
begin another public hunger strike of
indefinite length if there would be
desired corrections in Jan Lokpal Bill
(or Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill).
Irom Chanu Sharmila
• Also known as the "Iron
Lady"[ or "Mengoubi" ("the
fair one") is a civil rights
activist, political activist, and
poet from the Indian state of
Manipur.
• She is known for hunger
strike against Armed Force
(Special Power) Act.
RESEARCHER
In the researcher role, a social
worker evaluates practice
interventions and with others
evaluates program outcomes. The
researcher critically analyzes the
literature on relevant topics of
interest and uses this information
to inform practice. A researcher
extends and disseminates
knowledge, and seeks to enhance
the effectiveness of social work
practice.
https://www.fau.edu/ssw/organizations/sowsa.php
Social worker as a
Researcher
Meera
Many of us have heard and
watched Disney's Tangled but
Meera uses this title for a different
purpose. Tangled is the name of
her organization which provides
organic wigs to women fighting
with cancer.
EDUCATOR
In the Educator role, social
workers are involved in
teaching people about
resources and how to develop
particular skills such as
budgeting, the caring
discipline of children, effective
communication, the meaning
of a medical diagnosis, and
the prevention of violence.
http://www.onlinebusiness.newstipstricks.com/how-can-you-do-more-to-inspire-your-employees/
Social worker as an Educator
Mahashweta Devi
She was an Indian Bengali fiction
writer and social activist. She worked
for the rights and empowerment of
the tribal people (Lodha and Shabar)
of West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya
Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states
of India. She was honored with
various literary awards such as
the Sahitya Akademi Award (in
Bengali), JnanpithAward and Ramon
Magsaysay Award along with India's
civilian awards Padma Shri and Padma
Vibhushan.
Malala
Yousafzai
• Born on 12 July 1997, Mingora,
Pakistan .
• Got a Noble Prize 2014 "for the
struggle against the suppression of
children and young people and for
the right of all children to education“.
CASE MANAGER
In the role of a Case manager, the
social worker locates services and
assists their clients to access those
services. Case management is
especially important for complex
situations and for those who are
homeless or elderly, have chronic
physical or mental health issues, are
disabled, victims of domestic or other
violent crimes, or are vulnerable
children.
http://donnienicole.com/2010/06/21/project-organization-financial-documents/
Social worker as a Case
Manager
Kailash Satyarthi
Anjali
Chandrashekhar
An artist at just 16, Anjali works and
raises funds for natural calamity,
child abuse, and rehabilitation for
underprivileged children through her
artistic creations. In 2008, at an
International Diabetes Charity, she
raised around $5000 and used that
money to provide insulin to many
poverty stricken diabetic children.Indian social reformer who
campaigned against Child Labor in
India and elsewhere advocated the
universal right to education. In 2014
he was the co recipient of the Noble
Peace Prize, along with teenage
Pakistani education advocate Malala
Yousafzai.
COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENT
As a community change agent, the social
worker participates as part of a group or
organization seeking to improve or
restructure some aspect of community
service provision. A change agent, working
with others, uses a problem-solving model
to identify the problem, solicit community
input, and plan for change. A community
change agent acts in a coordinated manner
to achieve planned change at multiple levels
that helps to shift the focus of institutional
resources to meet identified goals.
http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/neighborhood-clipart-7367249
Social Worker as a
Community Change Agent
Narendra Achyut
Dabholkar
He was an Indian rationalist and author
from Maharashtra, India. In 1989 he
founded and became president of
the Maharashtra Andhashraddha
Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), (the Committee
to Eradicate superstition in Maharashtra).
Triggered by his murder on 20 August
2013, the pending Anti- Superstition
and Anti-Superstition and Black Magic
Ordinance was promulgated in the state of
Maharashtra, four days later. The next
year, in 2014, he was posthumously
awarded the Padma Shri for social work.
Bindeshwar Pathak
He is an Indian Sociologist. He is the
founder of Sulabh International, an
India-based social service
organization which works to promote
human rights, environmental
sanitation, non-conventional sources
of energy, waste management and
social reforms through education. His
work is considered pioneering in
social reform, especially in the field
of sanitation and hygiene. He
received various national and
international awards for his work
with this organization.
FACILITATOR
In this role, social workers are
involved in gathering groups of
people together for a variety of
purposes including community
development, self advocacy,
political organization, and policy
change. Social workers are
involved as group therapists and
task group leaders.
http://www.utsab.org/joomla25/index.php/events/12-gbm/event_details
Social worker as a FacilitatorTeesta
Setalvad Avani Singh
This 17-year-old entrepreneur
founded an organization named
Ummeed. The organization trains
women from slum area to be
independent as a rickshaw and
taxi driver.
She is known as human rights activists
and journalists. After Bombay riots,
she started a magazine named as
‘Communalism Combat’ which was
set to target religious intolerance and
communal violence. Teesta also runs
a Mumbai-based NGO under the
banner of “Citizens for Justice &
Peace (CJP)”.
BROKER
In the role of a broker, a social worker
is responsible for identifying, locating,
and linking clients to needed resources
in a timely manner. Once the client’s
needs are assessed and potential
services identified, the broker assists
the client in choosing the most
appropriate service option and assists
in negotiating the terms of service
delivery. In this role the social worker is
also concerned with the quality,
quantity, and accessibility of services.
http://pixshark.com/office-administration-clipart.htm
MANAGER
As managers, social workers are
better able to influence policy change
and/or development, and to
advocate, on a larger scale, for all
underprivileged people.
http://masspeaceaction.org/4081
Social worker as a Manager
Azim Premji
Foundation
• He is an Indian business
tycoon, investor, and philanthropist.
who is the chairman of Wipro
Limited, informally known as the Czar
of the Indian IT Industry.
• Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for
profit organization that has been
working for more than a decade now
towards making deep, large scale and
institutionalized impact on the
quality and equity of education in
India, along with related
development areas.
• Any large scale educational change
requires significant and sustained
effort over many decades and can
only be achieved through working at
multiple levels as well as on several
areas simultaneously.
Tata Trusts
• Since its inception, the Tata Trusts
have played a pioneering role in
transforming traditional ideas of
charity and introducing the concept
of philanthropy to make a real
difference to communities.
• Through a grant-making, direct
implementation and co-partnership
strategy, the Trusts support and drive
innovation in the areas of natural
resources management; education;
healthcare and nutrition; rural
livelihoods; enhancing civil society
and governance; arts, crafts and
culture; and diversified employment.
One person can make
a difference, and
Every one should try.
Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
THANK YOU

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Role of social worker in Indian context (40

  • 1. Role of social worker in Indian social context with contemporary scenario Presented By: Jyotsna Tiwari
  • 2. Social work and Social worker Social work grew out of humanitarian and democratic ideals, and its values are based on respect for the equality, worth, and dignity of all people. Social work profession addresses the barriers, inequities and injustices that exist in society. Its mission is to help people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives, and prevent dysfunction. Social workers attempt to relieve and prevent hardship and suffering. They have a responsibility to help individuals, families, groups and communities through the provision and operation of appropriate services and by contributing to social planning. They work with, on behalf of, or in the interests of people to enable them to deal with personal and social difficulties and obtain essential resources and services.
  • 3. Different roles of social workers The role of Social worker in India in assessing and protecting peoples need has been changed over the last 40 years. Basically, a social worker deals with an ideology – “Helping people to help themselves”. List of social worker’s role- • Advocate • Counselor • Mediator • Researcher • Educator • Manager • Case Manager • Facilitator • Community change agent • Broker
  • 4. ADVOCATE In the advocate role, the social worker fights for the rights of those disempowered by society with the goal of empowering the client. The social worker speaks on behalf of clients when others will not listen or when clients are unable to do so. http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/advocate-9054104
  • 5. Social worker as an Advocate Vyapam Scam whistle blowers The whistle blowers Ashish Chaturvedi, Dr. Anand Rai and Ajay Dubey were allegedly threatened by a retired police officer and now a BJP leader Hari Singh Yadav but officially complained with evidences against Yadav’s family for justice. Trupti Desai Trupti Desai is an Indian gender equality activist and the founder of the Bhumata Brigade, a Mumbai based social activist organization. She and her brigade have campaigned to get entry for women to religious places like the Shani Shingnapur Temple, the Mahalakshmi Temple and the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, all in Maharashtra, India.
  • 6. COUNSELLO R In the role of counselor, the social worker helps clients express their needs, clarify their problems, explore resolution strategies, and applies intervention strategies to develop and expand the capacities of clients to deal with their problems more effectively. A key function of this role is to empower people by affirming their personal strengths and their capacities to deal with their problems more effectively. http://www.cliparthut.com/counselor-clip-art-clipart-uaf2Lp.html
  • 7. MEDIATOR In the mediator role, the social worker intervenes in disputes between parties to help them find compromises, reconcile differences, and reach mutually satisfying agreements. The mediator takes a neutral stance among the involved parties. http://www.fotosearch.com/ILW504/ruggia0488c/
  • 8. Social worker as a M E D I A T O R Anna Hazare • Twenty years ago, Malegaon Siddhi was a barren village in Maharashtra but now it enough(1200 aces) fertile farmland due to his revolution. • He always tried to remove hundreds of corrupt functionaries as well as began campaign in Maharashtra in 1997 for a “right to information” law. • Hazare announced that he would begin another public hunger strike of indefinite length if there would be desired corrections in Jan Lokpal Bill (or Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill). Irom Chanu Sharmila • Also known as the "Iron Lady"[ or "Mengoubi" ("the fair one") is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur. • She is known for hunger strike against Armed Force (Special Power) Act.
  • 9. RESEARCHER In the researcher role, a social worker evaluates practice interventions and with others evaluates program outcomes. The researcher critically analyzes the literature on relevant topics of interest and uses this information to inform practice. A researcher extends and disseminates knowledge, and seeks to enhance the effectiveness of social work practice. https://www.fau.edu/ssw/organizations/sowsa.php
  • 10. Social worker as a Researcher Meera Many of us have heard and watched Disney's Tangled but Meera uses this title for a different purpose. Tangled is the name of her organization which provides organic wigs to women fighting with cancer.
  • 11. EDUCATOR In the Educator role, social workers are involved in teaching people about resources and how to develop particular skills such as budgeting, the caring discipline of children, effective communication, the meaning of a medical diagnosis, and the prevention of violence. http://www.onlinebusiness.newstipstricks.com/how-can-you-do-more-to-inspire-your-employees/
  • 12. Social worker as an Educator Mahashweta Devi She was an Indian Bengali fiction writer and social activist. She worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people (Lodha and Shabar) of West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India. She was honored with various literary awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Award (in Bengali), JnanpithAward and Ramon Magsaysay Award along with India's civilian awards Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. Malala Yousafzai • Born on 12 July 1997, Mingora, Pakistan . • Got a Noble Prize 2014 "for the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education“.
  • 13. CASE MANAGER In the role of a Case manager, the social worker locates services and assists their clients to access those services. Case management is especially important for complex situations and for those who are homeless or elderly, have chronic physical or mental health issues, are disabled, victims of domestic or other violent crimes, or are vulnerable children. http://donnienicole.com/2010/06/21/project-organization-financial-documents/
  • 14. Social worker as a Case Manager Kailash Satyarthi Anjali Chandrashekhar An artist at just 16, Anjali works and raises funds for natural calamity, child abuse, and rehabilitation for underprivileged children through her artistic creations. In 2008, at an International Diabetes Charity, she raised around $5000 and used that money to provide insulin to many poverty stricken diabetic children.Indian social reformer who campaigned against Child Labor in India and elsewhere advocated the universal right to education. In 2014 he was the co recipient of the Noble Peace Prize, along with teenage Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai.
  • 15. COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENT As a community change agent, the social worker participates as part of a group or organization seeking to improve or restructure some aspect of community service provision. A change agent, working with others, uses a problem-solving model to identify the problem, solicit community input, and plan for change. A community change agent acts in a coordinated manner to achieve planned change at multiple levels that helps to shift the focus of institutional resources to meet identified goals. http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/neighborhood-clipart-7367249
  • 16. Social Worker as a Community Change Agent Narendra Achyut Dabholkar He was an Indian rationalist and author from Maharashtra, India. In 1989 he founded and became president of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), (the Committee to Eradicate superstition in Maharashtra). Triggered by his murder on 20 August 2013, the pending Anti- Superstition and Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Ordinance was promulgated in the state of Maharashtra, four days later. The next year, in 2014, he was posthumously awarded the Padma Shri for social work. Bindeshwar Pathak He is an Indian Sociologist. He is the founder of Sulabh International, an India-based social service organization which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education. His work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene. He received various national and international awards for his work with this organization.
  • 17. FACILITATOR In this role, social workers are involved in gathering groups of people together for a variety of purposes including community development, self advocacy, political organization, and policy change. Social workers are involved as group therapists and task group leaders. http://www.utsab.org/joomla25/index.php/events/12-gbm/event_details
  • 18. Social worker as a FacilitatorTeesta Setalvad Avani Singh This 17-year-old entrepreneur founded an organization named Ummeed. The organization trains women from slum area to be independent as a rickshaw and taxi driver. She is known as human rights activists and journalists. After Bombay riots, she started a magazine named as ‘Communalism Combat’ which was set to target religious intolerance and communal violence. Teesta also runs a Mumbai-based NGO under the banner of “Citizens for Justice & Peace (CJP)”.
  • 19. BROKER In the role of a broker, a social worker is responsible for identifying, locating, and linking clients to needed resources in a timely manner. Once the client’s needs are assessed and potential services identified, the broker assists the client in choosing the most appropriate service option and assists in negotiating the terms of service delivery. In this role the social worker is also concerned with the quality, quantity, and accessibility of services. http://pixshark.com/office-administration-clipart.htm
  • 20. MANAGER As managers, social workers are better able to influence policy change and/or development, and to advocate, on a larger scale, for all underprivileged people. http://masspeaceaction.org/4081
  • 21. Social worker as a Manager Azim Premji Foundation • He is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist. who is the chairman of Wipro Limited, informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. • Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for profit organization that has been working for more than a decade now towards making deep, large scale and institutionalized impact on the quality and equity of education in India, along with related development areas. • Any large scale educational change requires significant and sustained effort over many decades and can only be achieved through working at multiple levels as well as on several areas simultaneously. Tata Trusts • Since its inception, the Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a real difference to communities. • Through a grant-making, direct implementation and co-partnership strategy, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of natural resources management; education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; enhancing civil society and governance; arts, crafts and culture; and diversified employment.
  • 22. One person can make a difference, and Every one should try. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. THANK YOU