101 Careers in Social Work by Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern

By Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern MSW LCSW, Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi PhD

What do documentary filmmakers, clash mediators, forensic social staff, researchers, psychological wellbeing and fitness practitioners, human prone directors, clinical social staff, and coverage advocates have in universal? they're all strength careers for social employees. the second one version of this well known advisor to social paintings careers has been thoroughly up to date and elevated to mirror present tendencies in social paintings schooling and social paintings perform, together with the employment outlook in quite a few fields of perform, present accreditation criteria, center knowledge, and licensing specifications, in addition to new possibilities for social staff caused by overall healthiness care reform and the sufferer security and cheap Care Act. With a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of social paintings, the e-book describes either conventional careers and people who are off the crushed course in such arenas as forensic social paintings, social entrepreneurship, operating in political structures, foreign careers, and neighborhood practice.

Well equipped and written in a conversational tone, each one bankruptcy describes a specific social paintings area, illustrating particular careers inside that box together with most sensible positive factors, demanding situations, required middle skills and abilities, and academic and licensing necessities had to be successful. for every occupation the e-book additionally discusses employment outlook and comprises instructed references for extra in-depth details. brilliant tales from social staff around the state additional aid readers to decide on a profession that could be a reliable healthy. also, the ebook comprises up-to-date job-hunting instruments and internet sites, together with foreign possibilities, and how one can offset the excessive price of upper schooling. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists supply extra fodder to aid readers select a social paintings profession adapted to their special abilities, pursuits, and passions.

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Yet somehow the work wasn’t focused enough on Valu’s real passion—helping others in more direct ways. So it wasn’t too long before Valu returned to graduate school to earn an MSW. Employed as a professional social worker as well as as an educator, Valu later made a career decision to earn a doctorate in social work (PhD) so that she could teach and conduct research in university settings. This way, she would be able to use all her practical experience to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in the social work profession.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the professional membership organization for social workers in the United States, and the NASW Code of Ethics is the universally accepted standard of professional social work 22 3╛╛■ Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Education and Licensure for Social Workers behavior. Many states and professional social work organizations have used the NASW Code of Ethics as their guide in writing their licensing requirements. S. Department of Labor, all states, including the District of Columbia, have some form of licensing or certification requirement for social workers.

Social workers interested in conducting research typically work for universities, the government, or nonprofit research organizations. Prominent organizations that conduct research in child welfare include the Children’s Bureau/Administration for Children and Families, the Child Welfare League of America, Casey Family Programs, Chapin Hall Center for Children (at the University of Chicago), Prevent Child Abuse America, and the American Humane Association. CAREERS WITH THE GOVERNMENT Some child welfare social workers who become recognized as experts in their field find themselves working for the government (city, county, state, or federal) after having many years of direct experience in the field.

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