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

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