I am getting ready to go back to school but I need to know what kind of degree I need to work towards and the different classes I need to sign up for. I would like to work in the social service field but I need more information on the types of jobs, their descriptions, how much they pay, etc. Any information you may have or websites I can go to will help. Thanks.
I want a job in the social service/non-profit field. The job could be childcare worker, counselor, overnight supervisor, aide or ??? I expect a pay cut from my current job but all that matters to me is that it pays at least $10/hr, 40hrs a week and offers benefits. I have a BA but not in psychology, social work or etc. I do plan to go back to school in a year or two. I don't have any related work experience. I have volunteer experience working with seniors, teens, child, homeless and people with illness. I have looked in newspapers and online. I have sent 11 resumes to different places. Only a few have responded. Except for one they say that I don't have any experience or education. Where do I look for a job? What do I say in my CL, resume or interview to show that I really want this job, am capable and etc. Is it possible to jump fields with no education or work experience?
I am a college graduate with a degree in English. However, I have been working as a counselor in a Youth Shelter for the past year and I have become interested in the field of social services. I have recently been looking for higher-paying jobs in this field, but I find that many of these jobs ask for a college background in Social Work. What types of entry-level jobs that pay at least $25,000 a year might I be qualified for with my experience and education background?
I have course selections tomorrow for my last year of high school and still have no idea what I want to go to college for. I wanted to be a dental hygienist or assistant for so long but everyone's telling me its the worst job ever and is so hard to become, is this true? I have also though about human services counselor (social service worker) and a massage therapist.
But are the courses you chose THAT important?
I am thinking of getting a Master's Degree in either Pyschology or Counseling. I graduated this past December with a B.A in Psychology. I'm wondering what's a better route, social service counselor for mental health or school counselor? I think school counselor makes less because they work less but I wonder how much stress do you experience from either?
I want to apply for a residential counselor but they don't make it clear as to whether you need a degree.
"High School Diploma/GED; BA/BS in Social Service field is preferred"
That is all it says. I am unsure if they are asking for me to have a mandatory BA/BS, and it also prefer it to be in social services, or that it's possible to get the job with just a high school diploma.
If anyone could clear this up for me, that would be great. Thank you.
I am applying for a Residential Counselor it provides chemical dependency and psychiatric residential treatment for adolescents ages 12 to 17. I am 21, and haven't gone to college, because I am saving up for it. I am a little confused about the job requirements. It says "For consideration you must have:
High School Diploma/GED; BA/BS in Social Service field is preferred"
My question is, are they asking for you to have a BA/BS with social services field preferred. Or that they just prefer for you to have a BA/BS in general?
I am a little confused. Everywhere else it says "Education Level: High School/G.E.D." or "Required Education: High School" throughout the application. It's just that BA/BS part I am confused in.
But would they hire someone who doesn't have either?
I am trying to decide what to go to school for and social services seems to be pulling at me. But what specific field should i go into? Addictions, families, children, elderly? I am looking for some advice from people already in those general fields who can tell me the 'goings on' of their jobs. Is the pay worth the stress and self fullfilment of helping people? Any advice at all would be helpfull as i dont even fully know if i want to study this field. i bet knowing another language, i.e. spanish, would help incredibly. Thank you!
I'm 20 years old, I've been claiming JSA for over two years and I'm really struggling to find a job. I'm extremely depressed and have really bad social fears and anxieties which I have been struggling with all my life.
I've done voluntary work as a retail assistant but I stopped that a few months ago because I really hated working on the shop floor with customers due to my social fears. It also stops me from applying for a lot of jobs focused on customer service or with any kind of customer focused role, so I'm very limited to what kind of jobs I can apply for. The jobs I normally apply for is warehousing or cleaning, nothing exciting or high paying, though occasionally I will apply for a customer service job if it seems like the working environment would be comfortable for me.
Whenever I go to sign on at the jobcentre my advisor always complains that I'm not doing enough to find a job and constantly threatens to cut me off. I tried explaining to him once that I have these social fears and that I don't apply for a lot of customer service jobs because I would be unhappy working that kind of job. But it was like he didn't even hear me, he just repeated himself "You need to apply for any job that's going! There are hundreds of new jobs everyday!". I was really annoyed and angry, and I didn't know what else to say.
I've not yet been to a counselor but I will soon.
Is it not possible for my job centre advisor to give me ANY kind of slack in my jobsearch? It's really hard, there's hardly any jobs in my area and even less that are suitable for me.
Are there any other kinds of benefits I could be claiming instead of job seekers? I do want to get a job, but it's incredibly hard right now.
Sorry for the rant
I'am about to graduate from college and I want to get a job as a counselor, or social worker, but the jobs I have found want at least one to two years of work experience in the field of social work, or counseling. etc.. Even my friends that have graduated ahead of me have this problem. How can I get around this??
I am very much interested in becoming a settlement worker or Social service worker - Immigration and Refugees but I don't know how and where to begin with. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Pakistan and volunteer work experience assisting employment counselors from Toronto. Could someone please let me know the next steps?
I would really appreciate your help!
I just switched community colleges and the college I'm attending now offers a PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE. Should I do my general ED too while I'm taking the required courses? I'm really confused. I don't know much about transfering etc. please help!
...I will be getting my bachelors degree in social work next year and I am currently unemployed. How can I gain experience in this field before graduating?
What types of jobs would you be able to get with a certificate from a community college taking Human services\Social Services? What types of positions can you hold being that it is a certificate? And what kinds of organizations could you work for?
Also, is it worth it? I cant take out 2 years for a associates degree I can only go to school for a very short time and need to be employed quick thereafter.
I'm emailing my cover letter & resume to middle & high schools, along with a short message, like, "I'm looking for a guidance internship position; take a look at mah stuff please," sorta thing.
Do I address the cover letter to the guidance counselors? I've been addressing them to the social service coordinator or guidance secretary, but then they usually forward them to the counselors. HELP!
Im getting a nachelors in psych and im trying to figure out which route to take. I was just wondering which job overall is or the pros and cons of each like pay, working conditions and job availability. I know i would need at least a masters for both and that is fine, Im just not sure about going all the way for a doctorate. Also im a social services assistant right now so i some experience in that field.
I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I'm currently looking for a job where I can utilize my skills without having to go back to school for a masters degree. I work in a regular office setting right now doing odd jobs for the company. What are the best jobs to look for where I can actually use my degree?
I'm really into psychology and I've been trying to google how much a counselor makes a year. I know there are a bunch of different counselors and I kind of want to be either a family counselor, a counselor at a hospital, or maybe one at a rehab place. I just want to more, thank-you in advance!
I am thinking as a social worker or for a non-protit homeless organization. And we have a mental hospital near us, but I think they only hire psychologists.
I want to work with children, and I really want to know which jobs involve interacting with kids. Please help me. I have a teacher and a pediatrician so far. Help. Please!