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Lidz

Updated 2 hours ago

"Child Protective Specialists" Job Interview Questions. - 606 Replies

[QUOTE who="cutie in Brooklyn, New York"]Exactly... that's just crazy. So long I'm waiting. ..took the test in 2011[/QUOTE] What is your exam...

lcsw13

Updated 17 hours ago

Career transition from social work field - 351 Replies

No-this would be a financial disaster for you

Thuli Memela

Updated 9 days ago

Social Work in America - 66 Replies

Hi! I'M CURRENTLY DOING MY FOURTH YEAR IN SOCIAL WORK AND WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE MY CARREER ABROAD. COULD ANYONE HELP ME WITH INFORMATION ON HOW AND...

BCSW

Updated 11 days ago

thoughts on Social Work PhD degrees - 237 Replies

Murrutia, where are you hoping to work in the EU? I know the UK has a fairly standardized (though rigorous) process for validating non-UK social...

LICSW 25 years

Updated 17 days ago

Leaving the field - 542 Replies

In reference to cynicism and client's lack of willingness to change, I found that I had to see everything I was doing differently. I'm a clinical...

Lynne

Updated 18 days ago

Failed the LMSW exam 3-times. I am stuck! - 510 Replies

[QUOTE who="SWAdvocate in Mesa, Arizona"]I've been reading these posts with great interest since they are for the most part reflective of the things...

oopsiedoop

LCSW question

I would like to become a therapist, and most of my own have been LCSWs. However, upon looking into the grad programs, I find that the MSW degrees...

aros

Updated 27 days ago

looking to switch out of social work - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="AMB in Wyoming, Michigan"]Hi I graduated my BSW. I went into the program with high expectation and came out with so many doubts. I...

Prabha

Updated 29 days ago

Stressed new graduate lookig for a social work job - 349 Replies

Hi Has anyone got your MSW degree accredited from ISWDRES? I need some help in filling the application . Thanks

Maggie

Question about licensing

I know this may vary from state to state; I would really appreciate hearing from someone in Maryland, but any state will do. When you apply for a...

deedee1124

Updated 1 month ago

Relevance of Field Placement in MSW for finding School Social Work jobs? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="deedee1124 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]Take the university job! School social work jobs are very hard to come by and yes you do need...

Kat

Social Workers in NYC

Hello all! How does it go, I'm a "longtime listener, first time caller". Have been lurking a while but my plans to move are firming up, so I...

Kat777

Updated 1 month ago

After BSW, then what? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="JayneMack in Denver, Colorado"]I'm a LCSW and have been for a number of years. I would not waste your time or money getting an MSW at...

K12Mom

Updated 1 month ago

Drug testing for state social worker positions - 1 Reply

If You aren't taking drugs then why should you care. Don't be a druggie and maybe you might get a job!

gugu Makhubu

Updated 1 month ago

Social Work in South Africa - 625 Replies

Good day all Thank you so much for all your help, your comments are really helping us who are stil trying to pave the way. i am SW student throuh...

crawfoll

Spartanburg and Greenville area friends

If you live in the Greenville and Spartanburg area and would like to study for the exam contact me or post a message.

Bren0513

Difficulty finding employment due to a disability

I obtained my BSW in 2012 and my BA in 2013. I have a vision impairment which prevents me from being able to get a drivers license, and this has...

ElizaQu

Updated 2 months ago

why are RNs offered the same jobs as LCSW??? - 5 Replies

I recently moved back to NYC and have been noticing quite a few positions where qualifications list either LCSW or RN. I am so disgusted by the...

deedee1124

Updated 2 months ago

Completing my MSW, when to start looking for a job? - 1 Reply

Start applying for jobs now. Since you are taking the exam in March I would add on my resume that the license is pending right under your graduation...

SocialWork in South Lyon, Michigan

Have you been successful in Social Work? Please tell your story!

There are many negative Social Work posts scattered about, and I think those of us considering the field would benefit greatly from hearing some...

bo in Yorktown Heights, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Best place in the US for a social worker to live? - 386 Replies

I'm just curious about this. I'm an MSW and I've lived in NYC, the Raleigh-Durham area, Portland, OR and Atlanta, Georgia. Those are fairly decent...

ProspectiveMSW in South Lyon, Michigan

Reputation of MSW Programs in Michigan?!

Greetings! I'm interested in input on the reputation of different MSW programs in Michigan. I'm not interested in "rankings", but rather, I'm...

Social Worker 2013 in Columbia, Missouri

Updated 2 months ago

DSW vs PhD - 1 Reply

What have you all heard about some of the advanced social work clinical doctorates programs? University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers are both offering...

Rochelle Webber in Santa Ana, California

ABC Foster Family Agency

I worked for this agency a year ago. They have a high turn over rate. The training is horrible. They have had 10 people in the position I worked...

iamasocialworker in Harrison, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

Recruiter for social Worker - 3 Replies

Are there any recruiters in San Diego who will help with finding jobs in Social Work ? Thnx!

iamasocialworker in Harrison, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

Is social work a bad idea? - 9 Replies

I applied to a social work program earlier this week and was SO excited. However, since then, it seems tons of people have been telling me it's a...

angiee in Mexico

Updated 3 months ago

Social Work in Mexico City - 5 Replies

Hello all, I hold a MSW from an American school, and am now living in Mexico City. I have had a very hard time finding employment here. My Spanish...

KCVH in Irving, Texas

Finding a social work job doing clinical work

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find opportunities for employment in a clinical setting, preferably with clinical supervision included. I...

rayray in Long Beach, California

Updated 4 months ago

MSW without a BSW... thoughts? - 2 Replies

I'm coming to the end of my political science degree, but have been thinking about social work for over a year; I didn't want to to switch programs...

Ann12345 in Schaumburg, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Maybe I need to re-think this. - 1 Reply

I've been reading on the forum for some time now. I'm a homemaker, now single, and want to find a job other than retail which pays ZILCH. I have...

Lola in Dallas, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

wanting to call it quits - 39 Replies

Hello All, I am a young professional and I seem to have lost my passion for social work, and possibly the helping profession all together. i know...

reiproperty4u@gmail.com in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 4 months ago

Preparing to take the LCSW exam - 2 Replies

I believe that I am a "seasoned" social worker practicing in the field with a Masters and License since 1987. I have practiced in various settings ,...

cindy9 in Texas

Question about changing LCSW supervisor

I just started with my LCSW supervision not too long ago but I am thinking about changing supervisors. How would I go about that? Do I have to submit...

paige in Longwood, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Social Work Abroad with US Degree - 134 Replies

I am wondering if anyone knows how possible/easy it is to get a job in another country with a MSW degree from an American University. I am an...

BrittanyVThomas in Lafayette, Indiana

Updated 5 months ago

MSW in New York - 1 Reply

Hi. I'm currently working in the financial services industry and need a career change (not what I want to do). I have friends who are...

Senorlaz in Paterson, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

Career change? - 151 Replies

Hello all, I am considering a career change to the social work field and would like any advice you're willing to offer. I apologize in advance...

Jaya Jagannath in Jodhpur, India

Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that...

backagainstthewall in Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

other career fields similar to social work? - 32 Replies

Hi everyone. I keep thinking about going for my MSW degree. I don't have any SW work experience. And when I hear about the lack of jobs out there,...

Social Worker 2013 in Warrensburg, Missouri

Updated 5 months ago

Can an MSW start a consulting business without the LCSW? - 1 Reply

I am an MSW who has been working in the field for a few years but was not able to get my LCSW for various reasons. However, I have great experience...

rach in Long Beach, California

Updated 6 months ago

social work or OT - 5 Replies

I would like to hear from social worker or OT in Washington DC,Maryland and Virginia area.I'm deciding to change my career between social work or...

Social Worker 2013 in Warrensburg, Missouri

Updated 6 months ago

MSW What Would You Do? - 1 Reply

Hi, I just received my MSW this past April and it's been HELL trying to get a job in social work. I've been turned down for jobs time after time....

Linda in Stonington, Connecticut

Updated 6 months ago

Social work and working abroad? - 1 Reply

Does anybody have any experience/know anything about being a social worker in different countries? I am currently working an a double bachelors in...

reiproperty4u@gmail.com in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 6 months ago

Should I continue with graduate school to get my MSW? - 4 Replies

I'm graduating in May, but the applications for graduate school is due around January. My field of interest is in geriatrics. Should I continue on...

JC BritishSW in Menlo Park, California

Registering as an ASW in California

Hi I am a British social worker with a masters degree from a university in the UK. My husband and I have recently relocated to the Bay Area and I...

No name in Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Updated 7 months ago

MSW or RN - 62 Replies

I'm a recent graduate with a BSW having trouble finding a job with my degree. I love Social Work and am proud to have my BSW degree, but I'm getting...

Linda in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

RN, BSN interested in MSW - 7 Replies

hi everyone, I have been an RN, BSN for nearly 5 years and am considering a career change. I have always been interested in MSW but my mom always...

terrified student in Raritan, New Jersey

Do I even have a chance?

I am an incoming junior in college that has recently decided since this summer that I wanted to apply into a social work program to earn a BSW....

Meme in Hawthorn North, Australia

2 years qualified no experience social work

Hi all. I am 2 years qualified with a BA Hon Social Work degree (uk) but have no post qualification experience. I was just wondering the likelihood...

zethustofu@gmail.com in South Africa

Updated 8 months ago

social work recruitment in the UK - 22 Replies

I wonder if anyone has experience looking for social work jobs in the UK, I found this site very useful www.4socialwork.com however anu tips would be...

Charlotte in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Updated 8 months ago

Finding a social work job with UK MSW qualifications - 207 Replies

I am American but I obtained my MSW in Scotland. I plan on moving back to Los Angeles to start working as a social worker. I am wondering if anyone...

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