Social Workers (4152)
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Social persons like dealing with people. They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.
Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.
Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Not relevant (C0)
Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Sitting, standing, walking (B3)
This level involves work activities in combinations and varying degrees of Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2).
Not relevant (L0)
Work activities do not involve co-ordination of limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads up to 5 kg.
Determining time, place and sequence of operations or actions to be taken based on analysis of data executing determinations and/or reporting events.
Dealing with individuals in terms of their total personalities in order to advise, counsel and/or guide them with regard to problems that may be resolved by legal, scientific, clinical, spiritual and/or other professional principles.
Not significant (C8)
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
Social workers may specialize in fields of practice such as child welfare, family services, corrections, gerontology or addictions.