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K12Mom in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 6 months ago

Drug testing for state social worker positions - 1 Reply

I know this will sound like an odd question, but I'm wondering what the procedure is for state agencies and drug testing? (i.e. for a child welfare...

crawfoll in Spartanburg, South Carolina

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 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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...

deedee1124 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 8 months ago

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

I am currently in my last semester of my MSW and have some questions about finding a job. I plan to take the licensing exam in March and hopefully...

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...

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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 10 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...

reiproperty4u@gmail.com in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 10 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...

BrittanyVThomas in Lafayette, Indiana

Updated 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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...

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 12 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 13 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 13 months ago

social work recruitment in the UK - 21 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 14 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...

Ashley in Englewood, Colorado

Updated 14 months ago

Hospice Social Worker - 4 Replies

Hey! So, I was wondering if there were any hospice social workers out there. I have been scanning through the posts on this board and am getting...

NikkiMsw13 in Miami, Florida

taking a job as a case manager when I get MSW in 4 months

Hi!! I need advice! I'm 22 years old, MSW student in Miami,FL. I will be getting my MSW in four months and currently I work in a dead beat job that's...

J.A.M.M in Langley, British Columbia

Canadian BSW graduate thinking about working in Australia as a Social worker

Hello, I am planning to visit Melbourne Australia in September and I was wondering what's the best way of getting informational interviews from...

findjob in North Carolina

Updated 15 months ago

Feel Stuck - 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I just need to hear some thoughts. I gradated from a well-distinguished social work program and have worked hard my entire life. I...

KaraTN in Nashville, Tennessee

Help Needed: Social Work Job Abroad in Ireland or UK

I am a LMSW with four years of post-graduate experience, primarily in substance abuse treatment/counseling and case management, and I will be sitting...

Charlotte in San Antonio, Texas

Gerontology or Forensic/Criminal Justice? Anyone with input on either specialization?

I am considering a career in Social Work and I have been thinking hard about what I could see myself doing as far as an actual job. I think that...

hell0 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Updated 16 months ago

Social work or accounting? - 6 Replies

I know this probably sounds like a strange question, considering they are such different fields. But I have my reasons for asking: First of all, I...

Sinaa in Bochum, Germany

Updated 16 months ago

Im a German Social Worker looking into jobs in Northern California / Bay Area. - 7 Replies

Hi Guys, I am a German social worker, working with teenager here in Berlin. Im working in a (kind of) youth center / school. In fact our youth...

Jacky in Everett, Washington

Updated 17 months ago

Is it even worth it? - 2 Replies

I chose social work as my major for my undergrad. Unlike many people who chose the field because they like children and helping people, I chose it...

JediCandy in Wyandotte, Michigan

Updated 17 months ago

Hope for Social Workers? - 3 Replies

I'm not one, but I was thinking of becoming one. I'm a graduate of an MLT program and am considering majoring in Social Work this time around. I'm...

Former Child Welfare Worker in Oakland, California

Updated 17 months ago

Who has worked in Child Protective Services? - 1 Reply

I am *considering* doing this, but am a bit nervous because I have heard a lot of horror stories. The state also will pay for a large portion of my...

traceyhayes1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 17 months ago

Social Work vs School Psychology - 2 Replies

Which job has better prospects, pay, and which is more fun/stress-free/satisfying?

chrisann in Windsor, Ontario

Job Opportunities in Georgia

Just finishing my BSW and thinking about Georgia. What are the job opportunities there and what is the pay like with a BSW? Thanks all!

MC in Chicago, Illinois

Social Workers looking to move, which cities are good for SW?

My wife and I are both Social Workers and are looking to move. We are thinking to move to a few different cities, we are thinking Seattle, WA;...

Sue in Fargo, North Dakota

Updated 18 months ago

License reciprocity? - 1 Reply

Does anyone here know how it works (typically) when you want to be licensed in two different states? I'm guessing if one state requires 3000...

VFB in Illinois

Updated 18 months ago

LGSW - 1 Reply

I just passed the ASWB exam in Maryland and submitted paperwork my license. I work in Virginia, but will be licensed in Maryland. Can I still use my...

Matt in Norman, Oklahoma

Question about a career in Non Profit with a MSW

If all goes well, I will graduate next spring with my MSW with a concentration in Administration & Community Practice. Recently, I have had an urge...

Matt in Norman, Oklahoma

Question about a career in Non Profit with a MSW

If all goes well, I will graduate next spring with my MSW with a concentration in Administration & Community Practice. Recently, I have had an urge...

Hall in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 19 months ago

Geriatric Social Workers Out There !??! - 1 Reply

Hello I'm 22 and sooo frustrated what career I want I know I love the geriatric population because I used to work in a nursing home. I used to love...

Tom in Richardson, Texas

Social Work vs School Psychology

Which job has better prospects, pay, and which is more fun/stress-free/satisfying?

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