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activity directed toward accomplishing something.
social work the activity of a social worker; work designed to promote the welfare of an individual or group.
social work/counseling in the omaha system, the planning by a social worker or counselor to promote the welfare of individuals or families.

social work

Provision of social services (in fields such as child welfare, criminal justice, hospital-based medicine, or mental health) and the promotion of social welfare by a professionally trained person. Social work often involves advocacy and aid for individuals who are poor, elderly, homeless, unemployed, or discriminated against in society because of gender, race, or other biases.
See also: work
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Headed by Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), the crew included the ship's doctor Adam Bricker (Bernie Kopell) and social director Judy McCoy (Lauren Tewes).
The beautiful Marjorie Morgenstern (Natalie Wood) falls for Noel Airman (Gene Kelly), the social director at a summer resort.
Molly still does her own laundry, Dolly plays cards and bingo, and Bea crochets for our charity groups,'' said social director Ann Studikoff.
Les Brock said a fraternity social director rented the 3,100-square-foot home with a false claim that he wanted to take his wife and children for a weekend.
Claudio Castro, Social Director of UTPMP, declared that "the youth of Latin America has the strength, energy, will and disposition to be workers for the service of rebuilding Haiti.
Among her other notable Broadway appearances were as Grace, the owner of a small-town Kansas restaurant in William Inge's "Bus Stop'' (1955), and as a harried cruise-ship social director in the Noel Coward musical "Sail Away'' (1961).
Maureen, from London, spent 40 years as social director on several ships and gives lectures on board.
Part of his job is social director - he and some volunteers met Saturday to plan future get-togethers for the families of Company A.
It's not your job to be his 'round-the-clock social director.
He described Bailey affectionately as ``the social director of our scouting staff.
It's the grand finale - the very last tamale,'' they sing, a song written by one of the youngest cast members, Martin Zierhut, who plays the retirement home's 20-something social director.
In addition to the equity golf course, the gated, age-qualified community designed for active adults over the age of 55 will also include an expansive clubhouse featuring an auditorium, restaurant, computer lab and a full-time social director.

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