Generalist Social Work Practice
The entry level to the profession of social work is considered to be generalist practice. Generalists, under supervision, provide services in various helping roles across a broad range of client systems from individual to family, group, organization, and community. Further, generalists confront an array of problem situations. Working within an eco-systems model, they utilize the problem-solving method across a range of service systems from a strengths perspective. Generalist practitioners evaluate service outcomes in order to continually improve the provision and quality of services most appropriate to client needs.