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101 Careers in Social Work

101 Careers in Social Work
Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter BSW MSSW PhD - Ms. Mary Ki
ISBN 13: 9780826154057
ISBN 10: 826154050
Edition: 1
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2008-12-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $30.00

"This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession .This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well."

--Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW

Associate Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work,

Yeshiva University

"The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising and education."

--Saundra Starks, EdD, LCSW

Western Kentucky University

101 Careers in Social Work serves as both a catalog of social work job descriptions as well as a guide to career planning. The authors highlight the interdisciplinary nature of social work, and include unconventional, cutting-edge career options such as forensic social work, entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, community planning, and more.

Written in a user-friendly style, each chapter focuses on a specific social work career, and outlines the challenges, core competencies and skills, and educational requirements needed to succeed. This book also includes questionnaires and checklists to help readers choose a career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions.

Key Features:

  • A catalog of 101 social work careers, including careers in emerging fields
  • Helpful career development tools, including self-assessment checklists, interviews with practicing social workers, and questionnaires
  • Guidance on educational requirements, licensure, and continuing education
  • An entire chapter dedicated to job-hunting tips and career planning advice