Social Work Programs

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…)

May 12, 2009

Social Work Career Choices: What to Do with A Social Work Degree

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There are many job choices with a social work degree and they continue to expand. There are more options with the msw than the bsw (bachelor degree). Also, getting the license (ie lcsw or csw) will open up more opportunities as well. The license is necessary for receiving reimbursement from most insurance companies and a number of jobs like to get individuals on insurance panels. (more…)

April 14, 2009

Social Work and the Economy

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Mental health counselors including social workers, marriage and family counselors and licensed mental health counselors are expected to do well no matter what happens in the economy. Health care is something that is always needed and this also pertains to psychological issues. There is a lot of stress in our society and this is visible in the violence we see in the news daily after someone loses their job or has lost a relationship. We need to be able to bring healthier coping strategies into society and pass these on to people.

Sadly, there seems to be a lot more incidents of violence in the school system. This may be due in part to economic pressures though often they involve a romantic situation and self-esteem issue too. Social workers for crisis situation are needed more than ever now and are often brought in to situations so those who know the victims can process their emotions.

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