Generalist social work practitioner
usually BSW worker, case management-nonspecializing work that includes most social work degree holders
-generalist social work practice refers to the knowledge base, professional values, and practice skill which enable the social work practitioner to intervene with various size systems (individuals, groups, organizations and communities) at whatever level is most efficient to bring about the desired social change.
-the generalist social worker is one who is able to assess, within the framework and ethical guidelines prescribed by the NASW code of ethics, and based on that assessment, identify and intervene at whatever systemic level is most efficient and effective. Problems identified by the worker may require intervention with more than one system and the worker may play several roles (e.g.: facilitator, advocate, broker, enabler, educator, coordinator, activist, mediator, etc.) in an effort to bring about the desired change. A basic principle of generalist practice is that the knowledge and skills necessary to create positive change are transferable form one setting to another.