What are paying job titles that you can get to gain experience towards a career in Social Work?
Someone I know wants to have a career as a social worker. Right now she is working fulltime as a mail clerk because they hired her on the spot at the interview. She really isn't happy working there anymore. She doesn't have a degree YET, but she would like to work towards that as well. Right now she is looking for a job that can help her gain experience with social services, whether it be dealing with families, youths, group homes for teens, etc. What kind of job titles would she need to seek, in order to do this. She does not want to do volunteer work because she wants to make some money. It would be better if she is in a job that will be more beneficial to her in a financial and career advancement way. Please do not leave answers about volunteer work. She would like to get paid something. It doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, but something that she can survive with. Also, the only job title I know of is a youth coordinator, but I don't know too much about the field. Please help Please provide Specific job titles if possible.
Asked By: Jron - 6/26/2007
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Your friend may be able to get a job as a "case manager" in the developmental disability arena. There is usually a high turn over in this area and hence many jobs. Home Health Care Aid is another area that is often looking. DA
Answered By: Dr_Adventure - 6/26/2007
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In my state the YMCA does a lot of social work and foster care type things, taking the place of gov't interests. I think they offer tuition reimbursement which means they would pay for her to finish her degree if it relates to the job she is doing for them.
Answered By: sunshine_today - 6/26/2007
Residential counselor for the mentally ill. Case worker in a lot of social settings.
Answered By: tardis_mom - 6/27/2007
Actually, I disagree with other posters. She probably wouldn't qualify for Case Manager or Residential Counselor positions (these jobs generall require at least a Bachelor's degree). I suggest that she become a "Habilitation Technician." Try looking on Craig's List or in the local paper. Basically she would be working... More
Answered By: SEZ - 6/30/2007
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