Abstract

Social work is a profession having a history of about last six decades in the country and yet Social Work Profession has not attained the status among other professions like health, Judiciary and engineering. The present research study explores the understanding of respondents about the Profession of Social Work, and how they differentiate between Professional Social Work and Voluntary Social Work. Furthermore the expectations of the respondents regarding the professionalism, characteristics of a Social Worker for Professional Social worker and voluntary social worker as well are recorded. Through interviews primary data were collected. Our analysis shows that mostly people know about the professional and voluntary difference regardless of the specification of Social Work Profession but they consider that Social Work is a need for the society as other contemporary professions are.