WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
case•work•er  (kāswûr′kər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sociologya person who does casework.
  2. Sociologyan investigator, esp. of a social agency, who aids disadvantaged individuals or families chiefly by analysis of their problems and through personal counseling.
Also,  case-work′er, case work′er. 
  • case1 + worker 1930–35

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