Seeking a Social Work Job?
101 Careers in Social Work / Jessica A Ritter, Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi and Mary Kiernan-Stern [Dewey REF HV 10.5 R58 2009].
How often do we ask ourselves (or get asked) what we are going to do with that specialized college degree? If you’re a student in the social welfare program wondering this, you should check out this new reference title.
The first section of the book deals with what social welfare is and a general overview of the profession. It also guides you through what qualifies one as a social worker and what special licensing is involved in working in the profession, including information about being licensed to practice in multiple states.
Part II fills in the majority of the book, offering different areas in which a social worker can find a job. Examples given are working with child welfare, health care, criminal justice and the legal arena, academia, politics and human service organizations. Chapter 18 steps out suggesting alternative careers in social work, like being a documentary filmmaker or even an entrepreneur.
Finally, the book concludes with Part III as a “Where do we go from here?��? commentary on successfully paying for your higher social welfare degree and landing the perfect job in your field. This book is a great resource for any social welfare student to consider outside of their regular coursework.
This book is available in the Dewey Reference collection. Come take a look today! If you need help locating the book, just ask us at the Reference Desk.
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