social work lecturer




Social work lecturers are professionals who exercise dual roles, on one hand they practice the academic discipline that provides social services, such as counselling, therapy or advocacy, to individuals or groups of people and on the other hand they are part of the academic world providing professional education, engaging also in research and knowledge development, contributing to solutions concerning complex social problems and innovative approaches to ameliorate those problems. They teach social work knowledge, skills and values for preparing students to engage in culturally competent social work practice with diverse populations and communities.

Alternative label

  • university social work and social policy lecturer

  • higher education social work teacher

  • social work lector

  • social work professor

  • senior lecturer in social work

  • professor of social work and social policy

  • professor of social work

  • social work teacher

  • university lecturer in social work

  • academic social work educator

  • professor of social policy

  • social work instructor

  • university social work lecturer

  • lector in social work

  • lecturer in social work and social policy

  • lecturer in social work

  • university lecturer in social work and social policy

  • social work docent

  • university social work teacher

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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