Social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. They may assist parents who are in need of help, as in single parent homes, they may also arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.
Typical Career PathsPublic WelfareSchool Social WorkCriminal JusticeCorrectionsClinicalAdministrationOccupationalHealthcareCommunity OrganizationsGerontologyChild WelfareDevelopmental DisabilitiesResearch and EducationInternational Social Work
To research these titles and more go to (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
2 Years Minimum Experience and/or Master Degree
Licensed Social Worker
Child Development Consultant
General Career Directions
Starting social worker
salaries range from $25,919 (Florida) to $32,896 (California).
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conclusions through comparative study
are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give
you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention
or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social
Work Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors
(BPD) Association of Oncology Social Work Council on Social Work Education Clinical Social Work AssociationRural Social Work Caucus Society for Social Work Leadership in Health CareCanadian Association for Social Work EducationCanadian Association of Social WorkersInstitute for Geriatric Social WorkAmerican Council for School Social Work
Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA) -Regional resource for students interested in incorporating evaluation into their career
Association of Social Work Boards
http://www.mswguide.org/careers -a guide to social work careers
http://www.mswguide.org/schools/the-ultimate-field-education-guide -complete guide to field educationhttp://www.mswguide.org/licensure- breakdown of social work licensure in each state
Social Work Career Guide-an in-depth career guide on social work that details the different field specialties and features interviews with social workers about they challenges they face on the job.
will offer extra helpful resource for your students to explore various career
profiles and learn about the various disciplines within Psychology.
of Central Florida
University of South Florida
University Online Social Work Resources- Developed by HIgher Education.com, Resource for students and professionals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in social work
UNF Department of
Sociology and Anthropology
Social Enterprising Conventional
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