Social Work Programs

November 18, 2011

States Hiring Social Workers

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states hiring socialworkersFortunately for social workers, social work jobs are quite available in all states due to the high degree of flexibility within the social work career as well as relatively low reimbursement rates. Many organizations are realizing that social workers are a wise choice in terms of hiring, as they are a relatively affordable commodity with a wide range of experience and knowledge, as well as an ability and desire to work with communities and families.

However, in terms of which states are best for hiring social workers, it depends on the background of the social worker and which field he or she is entering. For social workers entering the mental health field, New York and Minnesota are two states that reportedly have some of the best opportunities for psychiatric social work positions. (more…)

November 7, 2011

Jobs For Social Workers After Graduation

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social work job after graduationThough many social work graduates may believe that virtually no social work job opportunities exist for them without a clinical license, jobs for those with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) do exist.
Some ideas for jobs for those recently graduated with a BSW are temporary programs such as Americorps, the Peace Corps, City Year, or Teach for America. These positions often offer a small salary while giving recent graduates excellent on-the-job training in a variety of settings.

Peace Corps volunteers usually live overseas for at least two years, while Americorps and City Year volunteers devote a year of their lives to a social work position. Teach for America teachers are often placed in underprivileged schools and are offered intensive training. All of these positions offer excellent experience and an impressive background for students planning to apply to graduate social work programs. There are also jobs for those with the BSW that are in specific social services settings. (more…)

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