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 overall healthiness practitioners, human companies directors, clinical social staff, and coverage advocates have in universal? they're all capability 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 numerous fields of perform, present accreditation criteria, center abilities, and licensing specifications, besides new possibilities for social staff as a result of well-being care reform and the sufferer safety and reasonable Care Act. With a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of social paintings, the booklet describes either conventional careers and those who are off the crushed course in such arenas as forensic social paintings, social entrepreneurship, operating in political structures, overseas careers, and neighborhood practice.

Well prepared 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 good points, demanding situations, required center potential and talents, and academic and licensing standards had to be triumphant. for every profession the booklet additionally discusses employment outlook and contains urged references for extra in-depth details. vibrant tales from social employees around the nation additional aid readers to settle on a profession that may be a reliable healthy. also, the ebook contains up to date job-hunting instruments and internet sites, together with foreign possibilities, and how you can offset the excessive rate of upper schooling. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists supply extra fodder to aid readers decide upon a social paintings occupation adapted to their specified skills, pursuits, and passions.

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Certification typically means that a person has received approved training required for a particular occupation. ■⌀ To be licensed as a professional, you must have a credential such as a BSW or MSW. Having additional credentials beyond the BSW or MSW is not required in any state to be licensed as a professional social worker. ■⌀ AFTER GRADUATION FROM MY UNIVERSITY’S SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM, WILL I BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A LICENSE? In most regional jurisdictions, graduates from accredited MSW programs will have satisfied the basic academic requirements for a license.

I was their link to their families, and I would have major input into deciding where they would end up living permanently. This was a heavy responsibility, and I took it very seriously. I built special relationships with a number of children on my caseload, and I still think about them today and wonder how they are doing. This job was very stressful at times, but I will never regret starting my career at CPS. I learned and grew so much in those years. Not only did I learn about the dynamics of child abuse, I also learned about domestic violence, severe mental illness, poverty, substance abuse, the challenges of parenting, and how the court system works.

SUBSTITUTE CARE CASEWORKER Substitute care caseworkers work with families when a child has been removed from the home. After the child is removed by the CPS investigator, the case is transferred to a substitute care caseworker. These caseworkers attempt to reunify the family by providing parents with needed services in the hope that they can be rehabilitated. , foster home, relative, group home, residential treatment center) and ensuring that the educational, medical, recreational, and therapeutic needs of the child are met.

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