I want to go for my masters in social work . Will it be hard to get a job as a school social worker?
I first wanted to be a school couselor but I want to work with younger kids and I hear its harder to find a school counseling job in elementary. Since you have many different options in social work I want to try that but will I have a good chance of finding a job in a school?
Asked By: Nikki - 1/24/2008
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You have gotten good advice there are not many school counselors in elementary schools; but most schools have school social workers. Now the other reality is that getting a school social work position is harder than some other areas (working 10 months appeals to many people). You can position yourself better by doing... More
Answered By: Dr_Adventure - 1/24/2008
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I don't think the masters degree will hinder your ability to find a job. However, you are correct, counseling jobs in schools are few and far between.
Answered By: sassy_91 - 1/24/2008
The best way to answer this question is to do a little research, because the area of the country you live in will be a big factor. Look at the local classifieds. Do you see any Masters level jobs for social workers in schools? If not, then yes, it will be hard.
Answered By: Found-1 - 1/24/2008
It's becoming more and more difficult to find jobs in schools as a school counselor... More
Answered By: lulu - 1/24/2008
THe district I worked at, the SW didnt really do counseling. They mostly worked at the Family Resource Centers, and they did home visits with the teachers/principles. But I know someplaces they assist the school psychologist in doing family assessments... More
Answered By: aaron_carter41143 - 1/27/2008
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