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need inputs from bros and sis here.....

 

what it takes to become one??

 

-where to study

-whom do we approach for help if interested to take up as a career?

 

Thks

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you are too old for social escort [lipsrsealed] ..... joking....

 

i believe you can start by joining some social groups that you are comfortable with on part time basis on their various program.

 

If needed, take up some related courses like counseling specialise in family, children, addiction etc. again depends on your interest.

 

Alternatively, look into ads that they advertise for official employee (some pay good dollars ... like the previous N** [lipsrsealed] but actually most do pay quite well).

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thks bros for the links and heads up.

 

Quite frankly, right now I am as clear as a sotong can be [blush] .

 

Thinking of pursuing this path as a career but know no one to turn to for advice.

 

Is there a crash course or one needs to study for years before we are eligible to become one [confused]

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thks bros for the links and heads up.

 

Quite frankly, right now I am as clear as a sotong can be [blush] .

 

Thinking of pursuing this path as a career but know no one to turn to for advice.

 

Is there a crash course or one needs to study for years[sweatdrop] before we are eligible to become one [confused]

 

eh.. i give u the link u never see ah.. got info on how to start ur career ..

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most do not need special skill, use the skill and experience from what you know in your professional to help, Some just need hard labor to help out in some dirty job (why not!)....

 

Like i mentioned, if needed do some lite course but some groups have their own crash course... take it easy and one step at a time, you won't be doing the hardcore case if you are not experience.

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not sure if uncle yoshi is eligible to apply...... ^_^

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thks bros for the links and heads up.

 

Quite frankly, right now I am as clear as a sotong can be [blush] .

 

Thinking of pursuing this path as a career but know no one to turn to for advice.

 

Is there a crash course or one needs to study for years before we are eligible to become one [confused]

 

To be a full fledge social worker...you need a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (NUS).'

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To be a full fledge social worker...you need a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (NUS).'

书到用时方恨少。。。。。 [bigcry]

 

i only poly standard, guess its back to school if i really into it....Time for some serious info digging

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most do not need special skill, use the skill and experience from what you know in your professional to help, Some just need hard labor to help out in some dirty job (why not!)....

 

Like i mentioned, if needed do some lite course but some groups have their own crash course... take it easy and one step at a time, you won't be doing the hardcore case if you are not experience.

 

bro, no la. if TS is really keen, u need to get into NUS to study Social Work under Arts and Social Science.

During the course of study, u will have 2 attachments, direct work and indirect work.

 

from there, u will know which type of SW u prefer.

 

its not true that by juz being a volunteer, then its social worker. social work is a professional now, not same as volunteering work.

 

used to be one myself but like wad a bro said here, must also be emotionally strong. if not, will be burnt out very fast...

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i thought Social work need degree in psychology?

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TS must have 'run until the end of his/her road' to end up asking about such a career!

 

Even being a taxi driver..... fare much better! :D

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bro, no la. if TS is really keen, u need to get into NUS to study Social Work under Arts and Social Science.

During the course of study, u will have 2 attachments, direct work and indirect work.

 

from there, u will know which type of SW u prefer.

 

its not true that by juz being a volunteer, then its social worker. social work is a professional now, not same as volunteering work.

 

used to be one myself but like wad a bro said here, must also be emotionally strong. if not, will be burnt out very fast...

 

 

for someone doing a career switch to be social worker, one does not need to do a degree in SW. He can carry his past skills and experience that is needed in that organisation. It is also not necessary be volunteering as long as he can contribute one way or another.

 

Unless you are dealing with the beneficiaries' directly and look at their problems, you do not need to have psychology or counseling cert nor need to be emotionally strong. Do you see durian need strong emotional when he take $$ within blinking his eye?

 

 

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for someone doing a career switch to be social worker, one does not need to do a degree in SW. He can carry his past skills and experience that is needed in that organisation. It is also not necessary be volunteering as long as he can contribute one way or another.

 

Unless you are dealing with the beneficiaries' directly and look at their problems, you do not need to have psychology or counseling cert nor need to be emotionally strong. Do you see durian need strong emotional when he take $ within blinking his eye?

 

 

my line better....have to be strong...but emotionally.....they never complain [laugh][laugh][laugh]

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