101 Careers in Social Work

ISBN-10: 0826154050
ISBN-13: 9780826154057
Edition: 2009
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi is director of the MSW program at George Mason University and has served in administrative and leadership positions in several institutions of higher education and social work organizations.Wilma Peebles-Wilkins is the former dean and professor of the School of Social work at Boston University and a forty-year veteran of the field, twenty-one of which were spent in administration.

Preface
Acknowledgment
The 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?
A Brief History of the Social Work Profession in the United States
What is the Future Outlook for Social Workers?
Got Social Work?
Is Social Work for You?
Benefits of a Career in Social Work
Challenges of a Career in Social Work
The Social Work Oath
An Invitation to You
The Yellow Brick Road: Education and Licensure for Social Workers
Who Qualifies as a Social Worker?
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 Is the Difference 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 the Social Work Profession, Supervision, and Licensing?
Postscript
Careers in Social Work
Careers in Child Welfare
Child Protection Caseworker
Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD Children's Protective Services, Austin, Texas
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, LCSW Spaulding for Children, Houston, Texas
Foster Care Social Worker
School-Based and School-Linked Services
School Social Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Magda Flores, MSSW School Social Worker, Communities in Schools, Austin, Texas
After School Program Counselor
Day Care and 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, MSW/PhD Candidate and Program Coordinator, MASTER, Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University School of Social Work
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, MSW Social Work Supervisor, Providence ElderPlace, Portland, Oregon
Hospice Social Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Jane O'Rourke, MSW Hospice and Palliative Care of Washington County, Hillsboro, Oregon
Home Health Social Worker
Geriatric Case Manager
Social Worker Spotlight: Simon Paquette, LCSW, RC Medical Social Worker, Independent Case Management, Camas, Washington
Careers in Research and Policy
Careers with the Government
Social Work in Health Care
Social Work in Hospitals
Social Worker Spotlight: Maya Doyle, LCSW Senior Social Worker/Camp Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Nephrology/Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Emergency Room Social Worker
Director of Social Work
Public Health Social Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Erica Solway, MSW, MPH Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco
Rehabilitation Social Worker
Health Care Policy Specialist
Social Work in Health Care Exercise
Social Work in Mental Health and Addiction
Clinical Social Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Sue Matorin, MS, ACSW Treatment Coordinator, Affective Disorder Team, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Faculty Member, Department of Psychiatry, Weill College of Medicine at Cornell; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work
Social Work with Groups
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, MSW, LCSW, Northern Virginia Cancer Center, Alexandria, Virginia
Social Work and Substance Abuse Intervention
Social Worker Spotlight: Robert Klekar, LCSW, LCDC Social Work and Substance Abuse
Social Worker Spotlight: Shana Seidenberg, MSW, LSW MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) Coordinator, Kauai Community Mental Health Center
Employee Assistance Worker
Military Social Worker
Careers in Crisis Intervention
Careers in Disaster and Emergency Management
Social Worker Spotlight: Brian Rivers, BSW, LSW Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, East Biloxi Coordination, Relief, and Redevelopment, Biloxi, Mississippi
Family Violence Counselor
Sexual Assault Counselor
Policy Advocate
Social Worker Spotlight: Cindy Southworth, MSW National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
Careers in Criminal Justice and the Legal Arena
Social Worker Spotlight: Lyn K. Slater, MA, MSW, PhD Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy, Fordham University, New York
Probation Officer
Parole Officer
Correctional or Detection Officer
Correctional Treatment Specialist
Juvenile Justice Counselor
Gang Prevention Counselor
Family Court Social Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Brandy Macaluso, BSW, CVP Coalition for Independent Living Options, West Palm Beach, Florida
Prison/Jail Social Worker
Careers in Victim Assistance
Social Worker Spotlight: Marilyn Peterson Armour, MSW, PhD, Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue, Austin, Texas
Careers in Restorative Justice
Careers in Forensic Social Work
Custody Evaluator
Mental Health Evaluator
Mitigation Specialist
Social Work Spotlight: Alison Cusick MSW Candidate George Mason University, Intern, Office of the Public Defender, Montgomery County, Maryland
Forensic Social Work in Juvenile Justice
Social Worker Spotlight: Joel T. Andrade, MSW, LICSW, Doctoral Candidate, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Bridgewater State Hospital, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, MHM Services, Inc.
Careers in International Social Work and Human Rights
U.S.-Based Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Resettlement Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Marleine Bastien, BSW, MSW, LCSW, Founder, FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami/Haitian Women of Miami
Social Worker Spotlight: Juliane Ramic, MSW Resettling Refugees
Immigration Policy Advocate
Disaster Relief Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Susan Kosche Vallem, EdD, LISW Professor and Chair of the Social Work Department, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
Human Rights Worker
International Development Worker
Careers with United Nations/UNICEF
Social Worker Spotlight: Purnima Mane, MSW, PhD Deputy Executive Director (Program), UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
Careers in Poverty and Homelessness
Income Assistance Caseworker
Homeless Outreach Caseworker
Careers in Research
Poverty Advocate
Social Worker Spotlight: Kristin Noel Ludwig, MSW Community Action, Hillsboro, Oregon
Careers in Politics
Lobbyist
Campaign Worker
Social Worker Spotlight: Greg Shufeldt, BSW, MSW Political Social Worker, Missouri Pro-Vote Coalition, St. Louis, Missouri
Legislative Aide
Field Organizer
Social Worker Spotlight: Elizabeth Alex, MSW Lead Organizer/Manager, CASA of Maryland
Policy Analyst
Legislator or Public Official
Social Worker Spotlight: Representative Elliott Naishtat, MSSW, JD., Attorney and Texas State Legislator
Careers in Community Practice
Community Planner
Social Worker Spotlight: Odis Dolton, MSSW Assistant Director for Finance, City of Abilene, Abilene, Texas
Community Developer
Social Worker Spotlight: Amy Krings-Barnes, BSW, MSW, Community Police Partnering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Community Organizer
Social Worker Spotlight: Trina Scordo, Senior Organizer, Change to Win Labor Federation, MSW student, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, International and Community Development Concentration
Social Work in Urban Communities
Rural Social Worker
Leadership in Human Service Organizations
Administrator
Executive Director
Social Worker Spotlight: Laura Elmore Smith, LMSW Executive Director, Crime Prevention Institute, Austin, Texas
Program Manager
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, LCSW Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Virginia
Organizational Consultant
Public Relations/Media Relations
Volunteer Services Director
Fundraiser
Grant Writer
Careers in Research and Academia
Social Work Researcher
Social Work Professor
Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer
Field Education Director/Coordinator
Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
Director of Special Programs
Program Director/Department Chair/Dean
Careers Beyond Social Work
Novelist/Journalist
Social Worker Spotlight: Anne Driscoll, LCSW Journalist and Author of the Girl to Girl guidebooks
Documentary Filmmaker
Social Worker Spotlight: Murali D. Nair PhD Communicating Beyond Print Media
Artist
Corporate Consultant
Careers in Human Resources
Careers in Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Ombudsman
Self-Employment/Consulting Careers
Social Worker Spotlight: Richard B. Joelson, DSW, LCSW, Private Practice, New York City
Entrepreneur
Attorney
Where do we Go from Here?
Paying for Your Education
Conducting a Scholarship Search
Other Methods of Financing Your Education
Social Work Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Programs
Job Hunting Tips
Books on Job Hunting
Job-Hunting Web Sites
International Social Work Opportunities
Online Job Hunting
Creating Your Resume
Networking
Epilogue
Index

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