Social work means engaging in psychosocial evaluation and intervention to effect a change in the feelings, attitudes and behavior of a client/community. Utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Pre-Trial Services Officer Health Care Specialist Probation & Parole Officer
International Social Worker Victim Services Specialist Manager/Administrator
Youth Advocate Intake Counselor Employment Agency Recruiter
Policy & Planning Specialist Teacher Policy Advocate
Child Support Agency Policy Analyst Community Service Coordinator
Program Manager Corrections Officer Research Analyst
Court Administrator Agency Director Court Clerk
Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist Housing/Tenant Rep. Child Welfare/Children's Services
Deputy Director Case Worker Developmental Disabilities
Community Organization Director Eligibility Specialist Consultant
Executive Director School Social Worker Social Worker
Food Stamp Administrator Adoption Specialist Adult protective caseworker
Foster care social worker Family support specialist Human service specialist
Group worker Child advocate Field representative
Juvenile officer Early interventionist Community Organization Worker
Youth services specialist Delinquency Prevention Social Worker Child Protective Services Social Worker

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advocacy Programs Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs Child Welfare & Protection Services
Churches Community Action Programs Community Development Centers
Correctional Facilities Court System Domestic Violence Centers
Educational Institutions Family Planning Clinics Foster Care Agencies
Nursing Homes Group and Private Practice Half-Way Houses
Head Start Programs Mental Health Centers Non-profit Organizations
Occupational Training Centers Peace Corps Private Foundations
Psychiatric Centers Public Schools Recreation Centers
Rehabilitation Centers Social Service Agencies Teach for America
United Nations United Way Victim Advocate Programs
Welfare Organizations Youth Agencies Hospice Care

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Acolyte
  • Beta Rho Chi
  • Phi Alpha-Delta Xi Chapter Honor Society
  • Students for Social Justice

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

Social Work

 

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Court

 

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Correction

 

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Federal

 

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State and Local

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 101 Careers in Social Work
  • Careers for Caring People
  • Careers for Good Samaritans
  • Careers in Education
  • Careers in Government
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Careers in Social & Rehabilitative Services
  • Careers in Social Work
  • Careers with Children & Youth
  • Finding a Job in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Directory of Private Social Agencies
  • Opportunities in Child Care Careers
  • Opportunities in Mental Health Careers
  • Opportunities in Religious Service Careers
  • Opportunities in Social Work Careers
  • Resumes for Social Service Careers
  • Social Workers Occupational File
  • Social Work Career Develpment
  • The Helping Professions
  • What Social Workers Do

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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