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101 careers in social work / Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, BS, MSW, MEd, PhD.


Overview: With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements; -- Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; -- Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession; -- Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools; -- Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education.

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  • ISBN: 9780826129055 (print : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0826129056 (print : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xix, 294 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Second Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Acknowledgment -- Profession Of Social Work: -- What Is Social Work?: -- Separating the facts from the fiction -- Top 7 myths about the social work profession -- How is social work different from other related professions/disciplines? -- How did social work begin? -- What is the future outlook for social workers? -- Brief history of the social work profession in the United States -- Got Social Work? -- Is social work for you? -- Benefits of a career in social work -- Challenges of a career in social work -- Social work oath -- Invitation to you -- Follow The Yellow Brick Road: Education And Licensure For Social Workers: -- What steps are involved in becoming a professional social worker? -- What degree do I need to become a social worker? -- What are the prerequisites for being accepted in a social work program? -- Who qualifies as a social worker? -- What is the purpose of licensing? -- What do I need to know about social work licensing? -- Is licensing really necessary for the social work profession? -- Do all social work jobs require getting a license? -- If I am licensed in one state, will I be able to use this license in a different state if I relocate for a job? -- What are the differences between a license, a certification and a credential -- After graduation from my university's social work program, will I be able to obtain a license? -- Where can I learn more about the requirements for social work education, supervision and licensing? -- Postscript -- Careers In Social Work: -- Careers In Child Welfare: -- Child protection casework -- Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A Ritter, Children's Protective Services -- Intake worker -- CPS investigator -- Family preservation caseworker -- Substitute care caseworker -- Foster care and adoption caseworker -- Careers with private or nonprofit agencies -- Careers in child welfare research -- Careers with the government -- Child welfare advocate -- Adoption social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Agnes Zarcaro, Spaulding for Children -- Foster care social worker -- Emerging field of practice: home visiting programs -- School-Based And School-Linked Services: -- School social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Magda Flores, School Social Worker -- After-school program counselor -- Day-care or school readiness program worker -- Adult literacy program worker -- Special education social service worker -- Social worker on a college campus -- Social Work With Older Adults: -- Adult protective services caseworker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Lori Delagrammatikas, Program Coordinator -- Social work in adult day centers -- Residential care case manager -- Careers in psychogeriatrics -- Social work in hospitals and other health care settings -- Social Worker Spotlight: Sheryl Bruno, Social work supervisor -- Hospice social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Jane O'Rourke, Hospice and Palliative Care -- Home health social worker -- Geriatric case manager -- Social Worker Spotlight: Simon Paquette, Medical Social Worker -- Careers in research and policy -- Careers with the government -- Social Work In Health Care: -- Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act or "ObamaCare" -- Social work in hospitals and other medical settings -- Social Worker Spotlight: Jacqueline Frausto, Medical Social Worker -- Emergency room social worker -- Hospice social work -- Director of social work -- Public health social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Erica Solway, Doctoral Student in Sociology -- Rehabilitation social worker -- Patient navigator/patient advocate -- Health care policy specialist -- Social Work In Mental Health And Addiction: -- Clinical social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Sue Matorin, Treatment Coordinator -- Social work with groups --Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, Northern Virginia Cancer Center -- Social work and substance abuse intervention -- Social Worker Spotlight: Robert Klekar, Social Work and Substance Abuse -- Social Worker Spotlight: Shana Seidenberg, Mental Illness Substance Abuse coordinator -- Employee assistance worker -- Military social worker -- Mental health advocacy --
Careers In Crisis Intervention: -- Careers in disaster and emergency management -- Social Worker Spotlight: Brian Rivers, Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator -- Suicide prevention -- Family violence counselor -- Sexual assault counselor -- Policy advocate -- Social Worker Spotlight: Cindy Southworth, National Network to End Domestic Violence -- Careers In Criminal Justice And The Legal Arena: -- Social Worker Spotlight: Lyn K Slater, Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy -- Probation officer (adult or juvenile justice system) -- Parole officer -- Correctional or detention officer -- Correctional treatment specialist -- Juvenile justice counselor -- Gang prevention counselor -- Family court social worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Brandy Macaluso, Coalition for Independent Living Options -- Licensed clinical social worker (jails and prisons) -- Victim services specialist -- Social Worker Spotlight: Marilyn Peterson Armour, Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue -- Mediation and conflict resolution -- Careers in restorative justice -- Careers in forensic social work -- Custody evaluator -- Mental health evaluator -- Mitigation specialist -- Social Worker Spotlight: Alison Cusick, Intern, Office of the Public Defender -- Forensic social work in juvenile justice -- Social Worker Spotlight: Joel T Andrade, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work -- Careers In International Social Work And Human Rights: -- U S based immigrant, refugee, and asylee resettlement worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Marleine Bastien, Founder, Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami/Haitian Women of Miami -- Social Worker Spotlight: Juliane Ramic, Resettling Refugees -- Immigration policy advocate -- Disaster relief worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Susan Kosche Vallem, Professor and Chair, Social Work Department, Wartburg College -- Human rights worker -- International development worker -- Careers with the United Nations/ UNICEF -- Social Worker Spotlight: Purnima Mane, Deputy Executive Director (program) UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund -- Careers In Poverty And Homelessness: -- Income assistance caseworker/employment counselor -- Social work careers in the field of homelessness -- Careers in research -- Poverty advocate -- Social Worker Spotlight: Kristin Noel Ludwig, Community Action -- Careers In The Political Arena: -- Lobbyist -- Campaign worker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Greg Shufeldt, Political Social Worker -- Legislative aide -- Field organizer -- Social Worker Spotlight: Elizabeth Alex, Lead Organizer/Manager -- Policy analyst/researcher -- Advocacy organization -- Legislator or public official -- Social Worker Spotlight: Representative Elliott Naishtat, Attorney and Texas State Legislator -- Careers In Community Practice: -- Community planner -- Social Worker Spotlight: Odis Dolton, Assistant Director for Finance Community Developer -- Social Worker Spotlight: Amy Krings-Barnes, Community Police Partnering Center -- Community organizer -- Social Worker Spotlight: Trina Scordo, Senior Organizer -- Social work in urban communities -- Urban Social Worker Spotlight: Tracy Harris, Family Service Case Manager -- Entrepreneurial Social Worker Spotlight: Johnnie Fielding, Cofounder, Leading by Example -- Rural social worker -- Leadership In Human Service Organizations: -- Administrator -- Executive director -- Social Worker Spotlight: Laura Elmore Smith, Executive Director, Crime Prevention Institute -- Program manager -- Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, Arlington Hospital Organizational Consultant -- Public relations/media relations -- Volunteer services director -- Fund-raiser -- Social Worker Spotlight: April Kerwin, Director of Stewardship and Planning Giving -- Grant writer -- Careers In Research And Academia: -- Social work researcher -- Social work professor -- Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A Ritter, Director of BSW Program and Associate Professor -- Adjust faculty/lecturer -- Field education director/coordinator -- Director of special programs -- Program director/department chair/dean -- Out Of The Box Social Work Careers: -- Dual degrees -- Novelist/journalist -- Social Worker Spotlight: Anne Driscoll, Journalist author -- Documentary filmmaker -- Social Worker Spotlight: Murali D Nair, Communicating Beyond Print Media -- Artist -- Corporate consultant -- Careers in human resources -- Social Worker Spotlight: Elaine Charpentier Phillippi, Program Manager -- Careers in mediation and conflict resolution -- Ombudsman -- Self-employment/consulting careers -- Animal-assisted social work -- Social Worker Spotlight: Richard B Joelson, Private Practice -- Social entrepreneur -- Attorney -- Where Do We Go From Here?: -- Paying for your social work education -- Rising costs of higher education -- Public service loan forgiveness program -- Conducting a scholarship search -- Other methods of financing your education -- Social work scholarships, fellowships, and other programs -- In sum -- Job Hunting Tips: -- Books on job hunting -- Job hunting websites -- International social work opportunities -- Online job hunting -- Creating your resume -- Networking -- Epilogue -- Index.
The profession of social work. What is social work? ; Got social work? ; Follow the Yellow Brick Road: education and licensure for social workers -- Careers in social work. Careers in child welfare ; School-based and school-linked services ; Social work with older adults ; Social work in health care ; Social work in mental health and addiction ; Careers in crisis intervention ; Careers in criminal justice and the legal arena ; Careers in international social work and human rights ; Careers in poverty and homelessness ; Careers in the political arena ; Careers in community practice ; Leadership in human service organizations ; Careers in research and academia ; "Out of the box" social work careers -- Where do we go from here? Paying for your social work education ; Job hunting tips.
Subject: Social service > Vocational guidance > United States.
Vocational guidance > United States.
Job hunting > United States.

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