Social Worker Job

Want to become a social worker?


There are two levels of licensing: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The latter have completed a period of supervised work experience. They have also passed a social work exam at a higher level.

LMSWs may engage in a range of activities including community organization, administration, supervision of baccalaureate social workers and (under appropriate supervision) counseling. After two years of supervised experience, LMSWs are permitted to go into private practice offering some, but not all, services. They may not go into private practice offering psychotherapy or counseling. Their practice may include counseling and psychotherapy under supervision if they are in the process of meeting requirements for the next level of licensure: LCSW.

When the social worker has fulfilled experience requirements, the candidate will need to have two verification forms submitted to the Board: one from the employer or superior and one from the clinical supervisor.

Where To Get Training And General Wages For Licensed Workers

The Simmons College School of Social Work, based in Boston, MA, offers another option to earn a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited Online Master of Social Work.

If you are still in High School, hold a High School Diploma/GED, or hold a bachelor's degree, check out suggested steps to take along the path to become a Social Worker in Georgia.

Social workers who specialize in children and family welfare made a median salary of $42,120 in 2013, according to the BLS. The best-paid 10 percent in the field earned around $72,350, while the lowest-paid made approximately $27,420.

Good Qualities To Have To Be A Social Worker

Social work is a challenging, rewarding, and dynamic field. But it’s also a demanding profession, requiring emotional and personal maturity. Employers look for candidates who possess workplace readiness skills that include much more than a desire to help others include:

  1. training and knowledge
  2. courage
  3. empathy
  4. organization
  5. respect for diversity
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Jobs And Internship Info

Many social worker jobs are available all over Georgia. Such as a school social worker for Heartland AEA Adel Office. Heartland AEA 11 has a full-time School Social Work position available for the 2016-17 school year, based in the Adel regional office, serving the I-35 and Earlham school districts, children ages birth to 21 years, and Winterset school district, children ages birth to 5 years. This position will have 192-day contract and will provide services for the identification, evaluation and educational programming of children.

There are also many opportunities all around the world for internships. Such as for The Kiran anjali Project, which is a US based nonprofit that has a mission to advance the educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in India, especially girls. KAP is seeking motivated intern to co facilitate our youth group in Walnut Creek, Teen KAP, a service group for teens ages 14-18. The group accomplishes projects that benefit poor children in India. Responsibilities include project management, mentoring, presenting educational material, and social work research. Intern would also gain experience in the workings of a small volunteer run nonprofit including fundraising, donor relations, international social work practice and contact with sponsored programs in India. Ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in social work or related field, has excellent verbal and written skills, creative, energetic, and passionate about global women's issues.

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