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  • 1. Hannah Denning
    Social Worker
    February 27, 2011
  • 2. Earnings
    The median (average) annual earnings for ALL social workers:
    .$46,220
    Child, family, and school social workers: $39,530
    Medical and public health social workers: $46,650
    Mental health and substance abuse social workers: $37,210
    All other social workers: $46,220
    The feeling of helping someone in need PRICELESS!
  • 3. Educational Requirements
    The most common minimum requirement of all social workers is a Bachelor’s degree.
    May require majors in related subject such as psychology or sociology.
  • 4. Entry Level Positions
    Entry level positions:
    Bachelor’s degree is necessary.
    Master’s degree in social work or related field may be required for certain positions.
  • 5. Nature of Work
    Question: What do social workers do exactly?
    Answer: MANY THINGS! Too many to list, but let’s try!
    Help improve people’s lives
    Assist people in coping and solving issues in everyday lives
    Help family and personal problems
    Help counsel relationships
    Help clients who face a disability or life-threatening diseases
    Help clients deal with inadequate housing, unemployment, or substance abuse
    Assist families that have serious domestic conflicts
    Deal with child or spousal abuse
    Conduct research
    Advocate and improve services
    Can You Find It?
    What is the number one thing that all social workers provide, no matter what field they work in?
    Hint: It’s the most used word on this page!!
    If you said ‘Help’, you’d be right!
  • 6. Working Conditions
    Social workers spend most of their time in their offices or residential facility
    They can travel locally and visit clients, meet with service providers, or attend meetings
    Understaffing and large caseloads are two factors that add pressure in some agencies
    Full-time social workers work a standard 40-hour week, however, some work evenings and weekends
    (Not so glamorous, but rewarding!)
  • 7. Job Outlook
    Some good news!
    Social worker employment is expected to GROWfaster than average for all occupations through 2018!!
    Why? Growing elderly population and an aging baby boom generation will develop a greater demand for social workers in the health and social services.
    Don’t worry, social workers in private social service agencies: Your employment will grow as well!
  • 8. Advantages/Disadvantages to Social Work
    Advantages:
    Help improve other’s lives!
    Have a sense of importance!
    Use skills and abilities for the greater good!
    Disadvantages:
    Stress.
    Depression.
    Low income.
  • 9. Personal skills and abilities
    Personally, I believe I am the epitome of the perfect social worker. (I am confident, not cocky!) I have many traits and skills that I found are required in social work. Some personality traits I have are as followed:
    Compassionate
    Empathetic
    Strong
    Helpful
    Good at compartmentalizing
    Can handle stressful situations
  • 10. What Can I Do to prepare
    I can continue making ‘Smile’ bags for the kids who enter the foster care system
    Take psychology, sociology, and related subjects in college
    Volunteer in related things such as the soup kitchen or good will