THE problems SOCIAL WORKERS FACE IN REAL-WORLD PRACTISE
THE PROBLEMS SOCIAL WORKERS FACE IN REAL-WORLD PRACTISE
Overall, the project is on the problems that social workers face in their daily work. This project is divided into five chapters, the first of which is an introduction in which the researcher discusses the context, goals, objectives, and importance of the study, as well as the research topic.
The first chapter is made up of the researcher reviewing the many contributions made by authors regarding the challenges experienced by social workers in social work practise. The third chapter is about research methods, and the fourth chapter is about the study presented and data analysis based on the questionnaire filled out by the respondents.
The last chapter is where the researcher summarised the entire project in detail, came to a conclusion, and made suggestions. As a result, I believe that this project will enable the government and the general public to recognise and comprehend the significance and challenges that social workers encounter in their job in this country.
Although the practise of social work in Nigeria is gradually expanding, the rate of development acceptance of any reformation is quite slow. Nonetheless, social work is still increasing in Nigeria.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
For many years, the social work practise department in this country has placed an emphasis on the correction of juvenile delinquents and vagrants, as well as the organisation of youth clubs/associations and sports; in fact, this is part of their work;
however, the function of the social welfare department is to assist the poor and needy in their efforts to survive, as well as to assist problems caused by the social change environment.
Welfare is thus intended for those who are unable to meet the challenges (new social changes). There are several services provided by the state, including conciliation rehabilitation and general welfare, which includes married couples with marital problems, victims of mental and physical distress or handicapped, and so on.
Others include services for children with social workers, investigations conducted by social workers with the goal of assisting the court in determining the sort of treatments to be made.
The social welfare agencies are also responsible for looking after abandoned babies and making adequate arrangements to find foster parents for them or placing them in children's homes. Another service provided to families in distress is family case work practise.
The social workers try to discourage family disintegration and, when possible, to affect matrimonial reconciliation; this involves much persuasion and many difficulties are frequently encountered; services for the handicapped, disabled people, and baggers; and these also primarily rehabilitate the unfortunate people.
There are currently five rehabilitation centres in Kaduna state, located in Kakuri, Barnawa, Sabon Tasha, and Magajin Gari, all within Kaduna metropolis.
Due to the low recognition or piece meal given to the social welfare services department in this country, social workers are unable to provide the aforementioned services. As a result, the majority of our social policy and planning fails.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This research work is based on observations and interactions with staff at the agency (social welfare magin gari Kaduna state) during my SIWES attachment, and it became evidence that work in the agency is slow, cases that should be brought to social welfare are taken to the police, and workshops and seminars are needed.
1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study is limited to determining the challenges experienced by social workers in the course of their profession.
The study restricts data collection to chosen social welfare centres magajin gari and social welfare offices magajin gari, as well as the social welfare office sabon tasha Kaduna state.
This study's findings were obtained through observation and interaction with agency staffs during my industrial training fund (I.T.F) attachment social development encompasses, child welfare, rehabilitation, and so on, but it will only focus on the problems encountered by social workers in social work practise.
1.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The overarching goal of this study is to identify the challenges encountered by social workers in their social work practise in Magajin Gari, the local government social welfare office in Kaduna, and the social welfare office in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna state.
Among the precise goals are
1. Determine the scope of services provided by the agency.
2. To identify the issues that the agency's personnel had to deal with.
3. Determine how clients were notified about the service, the types of concerns they brought to the organisation, and whether or not they received assistance.
4. To understand what strategies could be used to improve services.
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1. What are the services provided by social welfare organisations?
2. What are the issues that the workers of the social welfare agency (magajin gari and sabon tasha) face?
3. What are the issues that the customer has brought to the social welfare agency? And are these issues adequately addressed?
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
In the recent decade, there have been major changes in the pattern of social assistance activities in Nigeria. Previously, inexperienced males perceived social welfare agencies solely as providing family assistance such as child maintenance allowance.
Child abuse and mistreatment of women by their respective husbands. However, due to rapid public awareness, many people have come to appreciate the breadth of the agency's services.
These include, among other things, child care, hospital services, probation, family welfare, youth welfare, and prison welfare services.
our initiative will help the relevant authorities and the general public understand and appreciate the relevance and challenges that social welfare institutions face in our country.
These studies will benefit social workers in the sense that they will assist them in determining where they are weak.