Careers in Social Work / Edition 2

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Overview

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: 9780205330744
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/12/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 708,143
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with “Summary” or “Conclusion.”

I. WORKING IN SOCIAL WORK.

1. What Is Social Work?

Size and Scope of Social Work.

The Social Work Profession.

Social Work's History.

Social Work Education—Degrees, Levels, and Credentials.

Traits, Attitudes, and Values.

2. Where the Jobs Are.

The Structure of Social Work Employment.

Public Social Work Employment.

Private or Voluntary Agency Employment.

Social Work Employment and Programs.

Principles of Organizing Social Work Programs and Jobs.

The Social Work Practice Methods.

3. Education for Social Work Careers.

Accreditation of Social Work Education.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships.

Educational Costs.

Baccalaureate Social Work Education.

Master of Social Work Education.

Doctoral Study in Social Work.

4. Guidelines for Finding Social Work Employment.

Sources of Job Information.

Résumés.

Effective Employment Interviews.

5. Salaries and Benefits.

The Realities of Social Work Compensation.

Benefits and Total Compensation Packages.

6. Licensing, Credentials, and Legal Regulation for Social Work Practice.

Legal Regulation.

Voluntary Credentials.

II.SOCIAL WORK EMPLOYMENT SETTINGS.

7. Working in Government Agencies and Services.

Characteristics of Government Employment.

The Federal Government.

State Government.

Local Government Employment.

8. Social Work in Mental Health and Health.

Social Work in the Mental Health Field.

Social Work in the Health Field.

9. Working with Older Adults and Children.

Networks of Services for the Aging.

Services for Children.

10. Crime and Delinquency Services.

Services to Incarcerated Offenders.

Juvenile Delinquency Services and Corrections.

Victim Assistance Programs.

Social Work Jobs.

11. Social Work Jobs in Smaller Communities, Employee Assistance, and International Settings.

The Special Nature of Rural Social Work.

Social Work Opportunities in Smaller Communities.

Employee Assistance Programs.

International Social Work Careers.

12. Macro-Social Work Careers.

Social Administration.

III. SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION ON THE JOB.

13. Things Social Workers Need to Know That They May Not Have Been Taught in Social Work School.

Technology.

14. Surviving on the Job.

Possible Problems and Solutions.

Appendix 1: The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Appendix 2: Accredited Master's and Bachelor's Social Work Programs and Programs in Candidacy for Accreditation and Doctoral Programs.

Appendix 3: Example of State Government Application Form.

Appendix 4: Examples of Federal Government Application Forms.

Appendix 5: Board Structure/Statutory Provisions (A State Comparison Study).

Appendix 6: Levels of Practice Regulated (A State Comparison Study).

References.

Index.

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