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 employees, researchers, psychological health and wellbeing practitioners, human providers directors, clinical social employees, 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 improved to mirror present developments in social paintings schooling and social paintings perform, together with the employment outlook in quite a few fields of perform, present accreditation criteria, center expertise, and licensing standards, besides new possibilities for social staff because of wellbeing and fitness care reform and the sufferer security and cheap Care Act. With a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of social paintings, the e-book describes either conventional careers and people who are off the crushed course in such arenas as forensic social paintings, social entrepreneurship, operating in political structures, foreign 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 gains, demanding situations, required middle knowledge and abilities, and academic and licensing necessities had to prevail. for every profession the booklet additionally discusses employment outlook and comprises instructed references for extra in-depth info. vibrant tales from social staff around the nation additional support readers to decide on a occupation that may be a solid healthy. also, the e-book comprises up to date job-hunting instruments and internet sites, together with overseas possibilities, and how you can offset the excessive rate of upper schooling. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists offer extra fodder to aid readers select a social paintings profession adapted to their designated skills, pursuits, and passions.
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A career in social work is an opportunity to engage in important and meaningful work that is always exciting, interesting, and challenging and never boring. Social work offers the opportunity to work in a community of committed and inspired social workers; experience feelings of gratification in helping others; engage in lifelong learning, including learning to critically think about human behavior and complex social problems; use one’s creativity in solving problems; build rewarding relationships with clients and other professionals from diverse backgrounds; and experience career advancement, including supervisory and administrative positions.
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. ■âŒ€ ■âŒ€ The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the professional membership organization for social workers in the United States, and the NASW Code of Ethics is the universally accepted standard of professional social work 22 3â•›â•›■ Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Education and Licensure for Social Workers behavior. Many states and professional social work organizations have used the NASW Code of Ethics as their guide in writing their licensing requirements.
The regulation and establishment of licensing standards for many professional occupations is the responsibility of state governments. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LICENSING? You may be wondering, “Why it is not enough to earn my degree in social work? ” Social work professionals are not alone in being required to obtain a license from the state before they are allowed to practice. Other professions that require licensure include nursing and other medical practice, psychology, law, and still other professions that involve working with people.
101 Careers in Social Work by Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern MSW LCSW, Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi PhD