Because of its origin and function, Social Work is confronted with various areas of conflict: The dual mandate creates tension for Social Work between its representation of the social, governmental system and its interests and its role to provide support services for clients. Additionally, the triple mandate necessitates a link to human rights and its incorporation in university curricula. The political mandate requires having Social Work engage in politics. Due to their varied missions social workers are in a veritable tornado of mandates, which attempts to pull them into one or the other direction, thus causing confusion. In order to find the eye of the tornado, which is known to be the calmest part of the storm, and based on the Critical Social Work approach, this paper attempts to indicate available options of how social workers may position themselves in order to find the calm in this tornado of mandates and to conduct their work in a professional manner.