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Social Work

What is Social Work?

Social workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities, as members of a profession which is committed to social justice and human rights. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_work 

CWU Department of Sociology

Related Career Titles
Agency DirectorAging/GerontologyCase Worker
Community Org. Dir.ConsultantSchool Social Worker
TeacherCriminal Justice/Corrections SpecialistChild Welfare/Children's Services
Deputy DirectorDevelopmental DisabilitiesEligibility Specialist
Executive DirectorSocial WorkerFood Stamp Administrator
Health Care SpecialistSupervisorSubstance Abuse Counselor
Employment/ Occupational Social WorkerInternational Social WorkerManager/Administrator
Mental /Clinical Social WorkerPolicy & Planning SpecialistPolicy Advocate
Policy AnalystProgram ManagerResearch Analyst
Intake Counselor  
Related Major Skills 
Planning long-term projectsWriting grant proposals
Maintaining recordsInterviewing
Observing human interactionsSurveying and sampling
Gathering and organizing dataConducting field studies
Reaching new conclusions through comparative studyRecruiting/coordinating research subjects
EvaluatingDeveloping project designs
Understanding group dynamicsRecognizing cultural differences/similarities
Identifying value systemsExamining data
Applying non-intrusive methodsUtilizing statistical applications

Job & Internship Search Links

Allied Health Careers, http://www.alliedhealthcareers.com 

AmeriCorps, http://www.americorps.org 

American Counseling Association,http://www.counseling.org/CareerCenter/Opportunities/TP/Home/CT2.aspx 

APPAM Job Bank,http://www.appam.org/

Chronicle of Philanthropy, http://www.philanthropy.com/jobs/ 

Corporation for National and Community Service,http://www.cns.gov/about/employment/index.asp 

Council on Social Work Education, http://careers.cswe.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=392 

CraigsList, http://www.craigslist.org/npo/ 

Federal Jobs Digest, http://www.jobsfed.com 

Federal Jobs though OPM,https://www.usajobs.gov/

GuideStar, http://www.guidestar.org 

Human Services Career Network, http://www.hscareers.com 

IE3 Global Internships , http://ie3global.ous.edu/ 

Idealist, http://www.idealist.org 

IHireSocialServices,http://www.ihiresocialservices.com/

International Federation of Social Workers, http://www.ifsw.org 

NASW JobLink, http://joblink.socialworkers.org/search.cfm 

NC Social Service Agencies, http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/local/index.htm 

New Social Worker Online, http://www.socialworker.com 

Nonprofit Career Network, http://www.nonprofitcareer.com/ 

Nonprofit Times Jobs, http://www.nptjobs.com 

Opportunity Knocks, http://www.opportunitynocs.org 

PeaceCorps, http://www.peacecorps.gov 

Philanthropy Journal, http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/ 

Social Service, http://www.socialservice.com 

Social Work Job Bank, http://www.socialworkjobbank.com 

Social Work PRN, http://socialworkprn.com 

Social Work Search, http://www.socialworksearch.com 

SocialWork, http://www.socialwork.com 

United Way, http://national.unitedway.org/jobs/ 

Washington State DSHS, http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/employee.shtml 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, http://www.aamft.org/