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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 future health practitioners, human providers directors, scientific social employees, and coverage advocates have in universal? they're all strength careers for social staff. the second one version of this well known advisor to social paintings careers has been thoroughly up to date and improved to mirror present traits in social paintings schooling and social paintings perform, together with the employment outlook in numerous fields of perform, present accreditation criteria, middle expertise, and licensing necessities, in addition to new possibilities for social employees because of well-being care reform and the sufferer defense and cheap Care Act. With a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of social paintings, the booklet describes either conventional careers and people who are off the crushed course in such arenas as forensic social paintings, social entrepreneurship, operating in political platforms, foreign careers, and group practice.

Well equipped and written in a conversational tone, every one bankruptcy describes a specific social paintings area, illustrating particular careers inside of that box together with top gains, demanding situations, required middle capabilities and abilities, and academic and licensing necessities had to be triumphant. for every profession the publication additionally discusses employment outlook and comprises suggested references for extra in-depth details. vibrant tales from social employees around the state additional support readers to decide on a profession that may be a solid healthy. also, the ebook contains up-to-date job-hunting instruments and internet sites, together with foreign possibilities, and how one can offset the excessive price of upper schooling. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists supply extra fodder to aid readers select a social paintings occupation adapted to their special abilities, pursuits, and passions.

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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.

This way, she would be able to use all her practical experience to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in the social work profession. ■⌀ Jessica always knew she wanted to be a social worker. As an undergraduate, Jessica’s college offered a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW), and she was able to begin working in Child Protective Services (micro practice) shortly after graduation. Jessica soon realized she wanted to learn the skills needed to make changes within larger child welfare systems at the macro level.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION, SUPERVISION, AND LICENSING? The following organizations can provide you with specific guidance for their jurisdiction. If the information you obtain from their website is not clear, please contact the licensing board and request assistance from a social work licensing specialist. org) POSTSCRIPT Information and regulations are always subject to change, so ultimately it is each person’s responsibility to obtain the information needed for his or her specific circumstance.

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