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Useful for social work majors or readers considering the possibility of social work as a career, this new edition provides updated career facts and statistics. This practical reference provides basic information on becoming a social worker, including information on accredited social work programs at all levels - baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs - as well as guidance on social work licensing regulations and procedures, fields and organizations that employ social workers, applying for employment, and even adapting to one's first job in social work. All of the information is provided in clear, direct language and in easy-to-follow charts and tables. This new edition provides up-to-date statistics on fields of social work, current addresses of professional social work and related organizations, and updated information about licensing procedures and regulations in every state. For anyone intersted in social work.

Where the jobs are, education for social work careers, guidelines for finding employment, salaries & benefits, etc.

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Taking into account the tremendous growth that has taken place in the field since the first (1998) edition, this practical volume covers issues including what social work is, jobs available, education needed, finding employment, working in the many social work settings, and surviving in the profession. Abundant appendices present codes, programs, forms, and other resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205265534
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Working in Social Work 1
1 What Is Social Work? 3
2 Where the Jobs Are 24
3 Education for Social Work Careers 44
4 Guidelines for Finding Social Work Employment 62
5 Salaries and Benefits 74
6 Licensing, Credentials, and Legal Regulation for Social Work Practice 87
Pt. 2 Social Work Employment Settings 99
7 Working in Government Agencies and Services 101
8 Social Work in Mental Health and Health 118
9 Working with Other Adults and Children 132
10 Crime and Delinquency Services 144
11 Social Work Jobs in Smaller Communities, Organizations, and International Settings 151
12 Macro-Social Work Careers 158
Pt. 3 Success and Satisfaction on the Job 165
13 Things Social Workers Need to Know that They May Not Have Been Taught in Social Work School 167
14 Surviving on the Job 177
App. 1 The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 192
App. 2 Accredited Master's and Bachelor's Social Work Programs and Programs in Candidacy for Accreditation 207
App. 3 Example of State Government Application Form 213
App. 4 Examples of Federal Government Application Forms 217
App. 5 Board Structure/Statutory Provisions (A State Comparison Study) 225
App. 6 Levels of Practice Regulated (A State Comparison Study) 235
References 241
Index 243
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