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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. 

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, 


American Counseling Association, 

APPAM Job Bank,

Chronicle of Philanthropy, 

Corporation for National and Community Service, 

Council on Social Work Education, 


Federal Jobs Digest, 

Federal Jobs though OPM,


Human Services Career Network, 

IE3 Global Internships , 



International Federation of Social Workers, 

NASW JobLink, 

NC Social Service Agencies, 

New Social Worker Online, 

Nonprofit Career Network, 

Nonprofit Times Jobs, 

Opportunity Knocks, 


Philanthropy Journal, 

Social Service, 

Social Work Job Bank, 

Social Work PRN, 

Social Work Search, 


United Way, 

Washington State DSHS, 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy,