Careers in Social Work

ISBN-10: 0205330746
ISBN-13: 9780205330744
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Leon H. Ginsberg
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Description: Useful for social work majors or readers considering the possibility of social work as a career, this new edition provides updated career facts and statistics. This practical reference provides basic information on becoming a social worker,  More...

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Book details

List price: $61.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Useful for social work majors or readers considering the possibility of social work as a career, this new edition provides updated career facts and statistics. This practical reference provides basic information on becoming a social worker, including information on accredited social work programs at all levels - baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs - as well as guidance on social work licensing regulations and procedures, fields and organizations that employ social workers, applying for employment, and even adapting to one's first job in social work. All of the information is provided in clear, direct language and in easy-to-follow charts and tables. This new edition provides up-to-date statistics on fields of social work, current addresses of professional social work and related organizations, and updated information about licensing procedures and regulations in every state. For anyone intersted in social work.

Preface
Working in Social Work
What Is Social Work?
Size and Scope of Social Work
The Social Work Profession
Social Work's History
Social Work Education--Degrees, Levels, and Credentials
Traits, Attitudes, and Values
Conclusion
Where the Jobs Are
The Structure of Social Work Employment
Public Social Work Employment
Private or Voluntary Agency Employment
Social Work Employment and Programs
Principles of Organizing Social Work Programs and Jobs
The Social Work Practice Methods
Conclusion
Education for Social Work Careers
Accreditation of Social Work Education
Financial Assistance and Scholarships
Educational Costs
Baccalaureate Social Work Education
Master of Social Work Education
Doctoral Study in Social Work
Conclusion
Guidelines for Finding Social Work Employment
Sources of Job Information
Resumes
Effective Employment Interviews
Conclusion
Salaries and Benefits
The Realities of Social Work Compensation
Benefits and Total Compensation Packages
Conclusion
Licensing, Credentials, and Legal Regulation for Social Work Practice
Legal Regulation
Voluntary Credentials
Conclusion
Social Work Employment Settings
Working in Government Agencies and Services
Characteristics of Government Employment
The Federal Government
State Government
Local Government Employment
Conclusion
Social Work in Mental Health and Health
Social Work in the Mental Health Field
Social Work in the Health Field
Conclusion
Working with Older Adults and Children
Networks of Services for the Aging
Services for Children
Conclusion
Crime and Delinquency Services
Services to Incarcerated Offenders
Juvenile Delinquency Services and Corrections
Victim Assistance Programs
Social Work Jobs
Conclusion
Social Work Jobs in Smaller Communities, Employee Assistance, and International Settings
The Special Nature of Rural Social Work
Social Work Opportunities in Smaller Communities
Employee Assistance Programs
International Social Work Careers
Conclusion
Macro-Social Work Careers
Social Administration
Conclusion
Success and Satisfaction on the Job
Things Social Workers Need to Know That They May Not Have Been Taught in Social Work School
Technology
Conclusion
Surviving on the Job
Possible Problems and Solutions
Conclusion
The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
Accredited Master's and Baccalaureate Social Work Programs, Programs in Candidacy for Accreditation, and Doctoral Programs
Example of State Government Application Form
Examples of Federal Government Application Forms
Board Structure/Statutory Provisions (A State Comparison Study)
Levels of Practice Regulated (A State Comparison Study)
References
Index

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