Definition of social worker in English:

social worker

noun

  • See social work

    • ‘The government is taking steps to help social workers identify and prevent cases of child abuse.’
    • ‘There are too few children's social workers and they are overstretched.’
    • ‘There needs to be far greater recognition of the nature of the work that social workers undertake.’
    • ‘With the support of social workers, Lauren moved back home with her mum and for a while they could live together.’
    • ‘Anxious families were comforted by social workers at the nearby Maryhill Central Halls.’

Pronunciation

social worker

/ˈsəʊʃ(ə)l ˌwəːkə/