Why is it important to know Spanish as a social worker?
Going to a social worker is not easy, going to a social worker means something is not right in somebody’s life and they would like help or they want a listening ear. This is where you, the social worker, come in. The most important thing of being a social worker is having the trust of your client.
For people who have English as their second language, it is sometimes not easy to express themselves in order to get the correct information or feelings across. Also, people might be hesitant to go, because they feel they might not be understood due to the culture difference.
This is another reason why learning Spanish is important to know in this field of work, understanding a different culture gives you an advantage in understanding your clients issues.
You can consider the following programs: Group 4 Plus or One-on-One classes.