101 Careers In Social Work

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-08
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101 Careers in Social Work serves as both a catalog of social work job descriptions as well as a guide to career planning. The authors highlight the interdisciplinary nature of social work, and include unconventional, cutting-edge career options such as forensic social work, entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, community planning, and more. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Mary Kieman-Stern is an Instructor and the Director of MSW Field Education in the Social Work Department at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi is Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Jessica A. Ritter is Assistant Professor and Director of Field Education at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentp. xvii
The Profession of Social Workp. 1
What is Social Work?p. 3
Separating the Facts from the Fictionp. 4
Top 7 Myths about the Social Work Professionp. 4
How is Social Work Different from Other Related Professions/Disciplines?p. 7
How Did Social Work Begin?p. 9
A Brief History of the Social Work Profession in the United Statesp. 9
What is the Future Outlook for Social Workers?p. 10
Got Social Work?p. 13
Is Social Work for You?p. 13
Benefits of a Career in Social Workp. 15
Challenges of a Career in Social Workp. 16
The Social Work Oathp. 16
An Invitation to Youp. 17
The Yellow Brick Road: Education and Licensure for Social Workersp. 21
Who Qualifies as a Social Worker?p. 23
What Do I Need to Know about Social Work Licensing?p. 24
Is Licensing Really Necessary for the Social Work Profession?p. 24
Do All Social Work Jobs Require Getting a License?p. 25
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?p. 25
What Is the Difference Between a License, a Certification and a Credential?p. 26
After Graduation from My University's Social Work Program Will I Be Able to Obtain a License?p. 26
Where Can I Learn More About the Requirements for the Social Work Profession, Supervision, and Licensing?p. 26
Postscriptp. 27
Careers in Social Workp. 29
Careers in Child Welfarep. 31
Child Protection Caseworkerp. 32
Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD Children's Protective Services, Austin, Texasp. 33
Intake Workerp. 34
CPS Investigatorp. 34
Family Preservation Caseworkerp. 34
Substitute Care Caseworkerp. 35
Foster Care and Adoption Caseworkerp. 35
Careers with Private or Nonprofit Agenciesp. 36
Careers in Child Welfare Researchp. 36
Careers with the Governmentp. 37
Child Welfare Advocatep. 37
Adoption Social Workerp. 43
Social Worker Spotlight: Agnes Zarcaro, LCSW Spaulding for Children, Houston, Texasp. 48
Foster Care Social Workerp. 51
School-Based and School-Linked Servicesp. 57
School Social Workerp. 58
Social Worker Spotlight: Magda Flores, MSSW School Social Worker, Communities in Schools, Austin, Texasp. 59
After School Program Counselorp. 60
Day Care and School Readiness Program Workerp. 60
Adult Literacy Program Workerp. 61
Special Education Social Service Workerp. 61
Social Worker on a College Campusp. 62
Social Work with Older Adultsp. 71
Adult Protective Services Caseworkerp. 72
Social Worker Spotlight: Lori Delagrammatikas, MSW/PhD Candidate and Program Coordinator, MASTER, Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University School of Social Workp. 73
Social Work in Adult Day Centersp. 74
Residential Care Case Managerp. 75
Careers in Psychogeriatricsp. 75
Social Work in Hospitals and Other Health Care Settingsp. 76
Social Worker Spotlight: Sheryl Bruno, MSW Social Work Supervisor, Providence ElderPlace, Portland, Oregonp. 76
Hospice Social Workerp. 78
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Jane O'Rourke, MSW Hospice and Palliative Care of Washington County, Hillsboro, Oregonp. 78
Home Health Social Workerp. 79
Geriatric Case Managerp. 79
Social Worker Spotlight: Simon Paquette, LCSW, RC Medical Social Worker, Independent Case Management, Camas, Washingtonp. 80
Careers in Research and Policyp. 82
Careers with the Governmentp. 82
Social Work in Health Carep. 89
Social Work in Hospitalsp. 91
Social Worker Spotlight: Maya Doyle, LCSW Senior Social Worker/Camp Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Nephrology/Children's Hospital at Montefiorep. 92
Emergency Room Social Workerp. 94
Director of Social Workp. 94
Public Health Social Workerp. 95
Social Worker Spotlight: Erica Solway, MSW, MPH Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of California, San Franciscop. 96
Rehabilitation Social Workerp. 97
Health Care Policy Specialistp. 98
Social Work in Health Care Exercisep. 101
Social Work in Mental Health and Addictionp. 103
Clinical Social Workerp. 105
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 Workp. 106
Social Work with Groupsp. 107
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, MSW, LCSW, Northern Virginia Cancer Center, Alexandria, Virginiap. 108
Social Work and Substance Abuse Interventionp. 110
Social Worker Spotlight: Robert Klekar, LCSW, LCDC Social Work and Substance Abusep. 110
Social Worker Spotlight: Shana Seidenberg, MSW, LSW MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) Coordinator, Kauai Community Mental Health Centerp. 113
Employee Assistance Workerp. 113
Military Social Workerp. 114
Careers in Crisis Interventionp. 121
Careers in Disaster and Emergency Managementp. 122
Social Worker Spotlight: Brian Rivers, BSW, LSW Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, East Biloxi Coordination, Relief, and Redevelopment, Biloxi, Mississippip. 123
Family Violence Counselorp. 125
Sexual Assault Counselorp. 125
Policy Advocatep. 127
Social Worker Spotlight: Cindy Southworth, MSW National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DCp. 128
Careers in Criminal Justice and the Legal Arenap. 137
Social Worker Spotlight: Lyn K. Slater, MA, MSW, PhD Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy, Fordham University, New Yorkp. 138
Probation Officerp. 139
Parole Officerp. 140
Correctional or Detection Officerp. 140
Correctional Treatment Specialistp. 141
Juvenile Justice Counselorp. 141
Gang Prevention Counselorp. 141
Family Court Social Workerp. 142
Social Worker Spotlight: Brandy Macaluso, BSW, CVP Coalition for Independent Living Options, West Palm Beach, Floridap. 142
Prison/Jail Social Workerp. 143
Careers in Victim Assistancep. 144
Social Worker Spotlight: Marilyn Peterson Armour, MSW, PhD, Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue, Austin, Texasp. 144
Careers in Restorative Justicep. 146
Careers in Forensic Social Workp. 153
Custody Evaluatorp. 154
Mental Health Evaluatorp. 155
Mitigation Specialistp. 155
Social Work Spotlight: Alison Cusick MSW Candidate George Mason University, Intern, Office of the Public Defender, Montgomery County, Marylandp. 156
Forensic Social Work in Juvenile Justicep. 158
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.p. 158
Careers in International Social Work and Human Rightsp. 165
U.S.-Based Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Resettlement Workerp. 166
Social Worker Spotlight: Marleine Bastien, BSW, MSW, LCSW, Founder, FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami/Haitian Women of Miamip. 167
Social Worker Spotlight: Juliane Ramic, MSW Resettling Refugeesp. 169
Immigration Policy Advocatep. 170
Disaster Relief Workerp. 171
Social Worker Spotlight: Susan Kosche Vallem, EdD, LISW Professor and Chair of the Social Work Department, Wartburg College, Waverly, IAp. 171
Human Rights Workerp. 172
International Development Workerp. 172
Careers with United Nations/UNICEFp. 173
Social Worker Spotlight: Purnima Mane, MSW, PhD Deputy Executive Director (Program), UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fundp. 173
Careers in Poverty and Homelessnessp. 181
Income Assistance Caseworkerp. 182
Homeless Outreach Caseworkerp. 188
Careers in Researchp. 189
Poverty Advocatep. 190
Social Worker Spotlight: Kristin Noel Ludwig, MSW Community Action, Hillsboro, Oregonp. 191
Careers in Politicsp. 197
Lobbyistp. 199
Campaign Workerp. 200
Social Worker Spotlight: Greg Shufeldt, BSW, MSW Political Social Worker, Missouri Pro-Vote Coalition, St. Louis, Missourip. 200
Legislative Aidep. 201
Field Organizerp. 202
Social Worker Spotlight: Elizabeth Alex, MSW Lead Organizer/Manager, CASA of Marylandp. 202
Policy Analystp. 203
Legislator or Public Officialp. 204
Social Worker Spotlight: Representative Elliott Naishtat, MSSW, JD., Attorney and Texas State Legislatorp. 204
Careers in Community Practicep. 213
Community Plannerp. 214
Social Worker Spotlight: Odis Dolton, MSSW Assistant Director for Finance, City of Abilene, Abilene, Texasp. 214
Community Developerp. 215
Social Worker Spotlight: Amy Krings-Barnes, BSW, MSW, Community Police Partnering Center, Cincinnati, Ohiop. 216
Community Organizerp. 218
Social Worker Spotlight: Trina Scordo, Senior Organizer, Change to Win Labor Federation, MSW student, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, International and Community Development Concentrationp. 218
Social Work in Urban Communitiesp. 219
Rural Social Workerp. 220
Leadership in Human Service Organizationsp. 225
Administratorp. 226
Executive Directorp. 227
Social Worker Spotlight: Laura Elmore Smith, LMSW Executive Director, Crime Prevention Institute, Austin, Texasp. 227
Program Managerp. 228
Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Kiernan-Stern, LCSW Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Virginiap. 229
Organizational Consultantp. 230
Public Relations/Media Relationsp. 230
Volunteer Services Directorp. 231
Fundraiserp. 232
Grant Writerp. 232
Careers in Research and Academiap. 237
Social Work Researcherp. 238
Social Work Professorp. 239
Adjunct Faculty/Lecturerp. 239
Field Education Director/Coordinatorp. 240
Social Worker Spotlight: Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregonp. 241
Director of Special Programsp. 242
Program Director/Department Chair/Deanp. 242
Careers Beyond Social Workp. 247
Novelist/Journalistp. 248
Social Worker Spotlight: Anne Driscoll, LCSW Journalist and Author of the Girl to Girl guidebooksp. 248
Documentary Filmmakerp. 249
Social Worker Spotlight: Murali D. Nair PhD Communicating Beyond Print Mediap. 250
Artistp. 251
Corporate Consultantp. 251
Careers in Human Resourcesp. 251
Careers in Mediation and Conflict Resolutionp. 252
Ombudsmanp. 252
Self-Employment/Consulting Careersp. 252
Social Worker Spotlight: Richard B. Joelson, DSW, LCSW, Private Practice, New York Cityp. 253
Entrepreneurp. 255
Attorneyp. 255
Where do we Go from Here?p. 257
Paying for Your Educationp. 259
Conducting a Scholarship Searchp. 260
Other Methods of Financing Your Educationp. 261
Social Work Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Programsp. 262
Job Hunting Tipsp. 267
Books on Job Huntingp. 268
Job-Hunting Web Sitesp. 269
International Social Work Opportunitiesp. 270
Online Job Huntingp. 270
Creating Your Resumep. 271
Networkingp. 272
Epiloguep. 275
Indexp. 279
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