Skills in Social Case Work
Skill is the ability of an individual to apply his knowledge in a given satiation. The development of skill depends upon training, practice, experience and knowledge of human behaviour.Skills required for effective case work practice are:-
- Skill in Relationship :-
In social case work relationship between client and case worker is essential for helping process skill lies in showing respect and genuine interest in the client and his problems, respecting his opinions and values and involving him in every stage of finding solution of his problems.
- Skill in exploring problems in depth: –
The case worker has to undergo psycho social study and thorough investigation of clients’ problems. This requires capacity to listen, to express interest and show respect to the behaviour and human problems.
- Skill in use of resources: –
Various physical and human resources are used to help the client in social case work. Case worker needs capacity to use all such resources to help the client.
The case workers skill lies in locating and using these resources for helping the client in such a way that it does not damage his self image.
Skill in Finding out Alternative Solutions :-
After having established a good relationship, explored his problems and used the available resources, next important step is to discuss the possible approach to solve the problem in effectively and efficiently. Skill required in helping the client to understand each alternative with its all implications and to decide for the best possible course of action in the situation.