social worksocial work
- any service or activity designed to promote the welfare of the community and the individual, as through counseling services, health clinics, recreation halls and playgrounds, or aid for the needy, the aged, the physically handicapped, etc.
- such services and activities collectively
Organized work intended to advance the social conditions of a community, and especially of the disadvantaged, by providing psychological counseling, guidance, and assistance, especially in the form of social services.
- social worker