101 Careers in Social Work by Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern

By Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern MSW LCSW, Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi PhD

This publication is a vital profession consultant for these pursuing a profession in social paintings. The advisor is either a catalog of social paintings task descriptions and a consultant to occupation making plans. Careers in Social paintings additionally highlights unconventional and state-of-the-art occupation suggestions corresponding to forensic social paintings, social entrepreneurship, operating in political platforms, group making plans, and meditation. Written in a effortless type, the e-book permits readers to create social paintings careers adapted to their specific abilities, pursuits, and passions. Key beneficial properties: A catalog of over 50 social paintings careers, together with careers in rising fields worthy profession improvement instruments reminiscent of checklists and questionnaires beneficial tips on academic requisites, licensure, and carrying on with schooling

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Do you genuinely care about people? Are you willing to advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society and connect them to resources necessary for a better life? Self-awareness: Are you able or willing to acknowledge and examine your own biases as well as other hindering personal issues and maintain an open mind towards working with people from diverse backgrounds? Adherence to professional values and ethics: Are you willing to adhere to the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Code of Ethics and demonstrate commitment to these values and ethics in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities from diverse backgrounds?

Some CPS agencies are understaffed (though this varies by location). Because CPS agencies are funded by the government, they are at the mercy of legislators who decide how much funding they will receive. Working in a system that often does not operate from a strengths perspective and does not allow clients much in the way of selfdetermination. The work is stressful and can be emotionally draining. Self-care and having a balanced life is imperative. Compensation and Employment Outlook Because CPS workers are employed by local or state governments, they tend to earn higher starting salaries than many other social workers (though this certainly varies by region) and typically receive good benefits.

CAREERS WITH THE GOVERNMENT Some child welfare social workers who become recognized as experts in their field find themselves working for the government (city, county, state, or federal) after having many years of direct experience in the field. Many states have a Department of Children and Family Services that employs social workers to engage in the important administrative work required to run successful child protection programs. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most of these jobs include working in policy, program planning, or program evaluation.

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