Social Work

What is Social Work Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links UNCW School of Social Work

What is Social Work?

"Social work" means engaging in psychosocial evaluation and intervention, including therapy, to the extent permitted by the licensure provisions of this chapter, to effect a change in the feelings, attitudes and behavior of a client, whether an individual, group or community. "Social work" also means engaging in community organization, social planning, administration and research.

The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being.

Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments.

Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work.

 

Related Career Titles

Agency Director Deputy Director International Social Worker
Aging/Gerontology Developmental Disabilities Manager/Administrator
Child Welfare/Children's Services Eligibility Specialist Mental /Clinical Social Worker
Case Worker Executive Director Policy & Planning Specialist
Community Org. Dir. Social Worker Policy Advocate
Consultant Food Stamp Administrator Policy Analyst
School Social Worker   Health Care Specialist Program Manager
Teacher Supervisor Research Analyst
Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist Substance Abuse Counselor Intake Counselor
  Employment/ Occupational Social Worker

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Related Major Skills

Planning long-term projects Recruiting/coordinating research subjects
Writing grant proposals Evaluating
Maintaining records Developing project designs
Interviewing Understanding group dynamics
Observing human interactions Recognizing cultural differences/similarities
Surveying and sampling Identifying value systems
Gathering and organizing data Examining data
Conducting field studies Applying non-intrusive methods
Reaching new conclusions through comparative study Utilizing statistical applications

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Job & Internship Search Links

Allied Health Careers

AmeriCorps

American Counseling Association

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Corporation for National and Community Service

Council on Social Work Education

Federal Jobs Digest

GuideStar

Human Services Career Network

Idealist, http://www.idealist.org

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

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

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

NASW of NC Job Bank, http://www.naswnc.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=23

NC211 http://www.nc211.org/

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/

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Career Planning Links:

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, http://www.abecsw.org

American Counseling Association, http://www.counseling.org

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration, http://www.acosa.org

Association of Social Work Boards (licensure), http://www.aswb.org

Clinical Social Work Federation, http://www.cswf.org

Council on Social Work Education (accredited programs), http://www.cswe.org

Guide to Careers in Child and Family Policy, http://cfp.igpa.uiuc.edu/brSeek/homesearch.htm

NASW of NC, http://www.naswnc.org   

National Association of Social Workers, http://www.naswdc.org

National Board of Certified Counselors, http://www.nbcc.org

NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, http://www.ncswboard.org

NC Society for Clinical Social Work, http://www.ncscsw.org

Social Work Café, http://www.geocities.com/swcafe_2000/swcafe.html

Social Work Exam Prep, http://www.socialworkexam.com

UM School of Social Work, http://www.ssw.umich.edu/resources/index2.html?collection=emp

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