Professions in a multidimensional approach. The social worker

Author/s Maria Pia Castro
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/3
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 93-112 File size 556 KB
DOI 10.3280/SA2012-003006
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Professional reform community oriented and the increase of qualified occupations make it useful an analysis about the way in which professions are reconfiguring themselves in most qualified and crowded workplaces. In social field it is also point out a welfare system reform that is leading to an increase in roles and skills fragmentation. To understand the actual processes of professional re-institutionalization, author suggests a multidimensional key of analysis, which considers simultaneously several analytical perspectives, called formal, relational and individual. Guided by these perspectives, author has made a research to investigate social worker’s status in Sicily, the Italian region with the highest number of professionals registered on social workers' list. Considered survey’s results, proposed perspectives seems confirms themselves as a strategic key to understand the current social worker’s status in its field of work.

Keywords: Professions, skills, social worker

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Maria Pia Castro, Le professioni in un approccio multidimensionale. Il caso dell’assistente sociale in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 3/2012, pp 93-112, DOI: 10.3280/SA2012-003006