Generalist social work practice applies relationships with purpose based upon the knowledge, skills and values of social-work and utilizes perspective strength to achieve goals, which are to improve functioning for client and to establish a better society. Generalist practice of social-work is articulated by Integrative Perspectives. Human nature is understood by generalist social work practice in social, economical, environmental and political factor’s context, and, thus, comprehends a allegiance to do work, at many levels, with the clients. The levels involve families and individuals, organizations and communities, society and institutions, both global and national.
In 7 broad regions generalist linear perspectives expects competency, which are: -
Maintaining and developing a professional serving relationship with client-system and clients which facilitates a change.
Managing, influencing and guiding the process which is changed.
Utilizing many level treatment (like to get involved at individual, organizational, community, small-group and family levels).
Assuming wide ranging roles of practice i.e. broker, counselor, case-manager, teacher, advocate, administrator, planner, etc.
Critically evaluating and examining an individual’s own activity of practice and performance.
Functioning in an effective way within procedures and framework of the agencies of society, and
Conduct the practice of an individual within social-work’s expertise’s and sanction’s context.
Generalist social work practice has the following features: -
Great active sense towards the people’s need, whether materialistically or spiritually.
A particular values set or ethic’s code.
Intervention’s and practice-role’s wider range.
Desire for promoting, between coworkers, cohesion.
A particular base for education.
A skill of interviewing is excellent.
Shows concerns in preventing the problem.
Desire for empowering the groups of clients.
An appreciation and understanding of variety in the population of clients.
Skills in developing policies.
Skills in crisis treatment.
Approach to resources both informal and formal to facilitate the linkages.