Typically, a master’s degree in social work is preferable when working in a setting that addresses the health of the population. Social workers have to be licensed, certified, or registered through the state in which they are practicing. After they attain their degree, they are required to meet 2 years of clinical experience under supervision (of already practicing social worker) to receive their license.
The role of the social worker within the low vision interdisciplinary team is to assist individuals who face life-threatening diseases or social problems. They help with substance abuse, unsafe housing situations, unemployment, and serious illness or disabilities. Ultimately, their responsibility is to help optimize an individual’s function in their environment, deal with their relationship, and potentially assist in solving personal and family issues.