social work jobs
2010-10-28 04:57:29 ET

Also, I'm looking for an entry level job in social work but it seems everything I search wants me to have a masters degree (which i will in a few years), so is there something I can search for now that will give me an entry level job?

Maybe I'm just searching the wrong job title...

2010-10-28 06:07:00 ET

Are you looking under counselor and rehabilitation titles too? I know some light psych work falls under those names

2010-10-28 07:39:05 ET

child welfare.
nursing homes.

until you have a masters degree, everything will be generalist level. If you're in Wichita, you can try ComCare they provide case management for people with mental illness. You can also try St. Francis community services, TFI (The Farm Incorporated) or DCCA (pronounced Decka) they have entry level jobs and usually practicum is enough experience. For almost anything that you're using your degree for, you will need a license or at least your temp license.

2010-10-28 14:32:12 ET

thanks! i am from wichita so that really helps =]

2010-10-28 14:32:46 ET

i know it sounds shitty but i really don't want to do senior care. my mom lived in a nursing home before she died and i just can't deal with it.

but thanks for the tips!

2010-10-28 17:27:23 ET

I liked working in a nursing home with people who have mental illness. It was the same but different every day. I find that's how it's been in all of my social work jobs thus far. I like case management more than I thought I would. SRS is also really good and they do a paid practicum if you're a Child Protective Services worker. My best friend did that and got hired on at SRS. It's an intense job but it's interesting and I actually really like going to court.

2010-10-28 17:28:59 ET

I don't know who holds the contract for Foster Care in Wichita. I think it's St. Francis. But TFI does family preservation which is an interesting and more rewarding position I think. DCCA does a lot of the same stuff. My friend that worked for CPA also worked at DCA. There are a lot of positions through SRS and the VA is always a good place to. They help with tuition for the master's degree and they pay significantly better.

2010-10-29 19:08:15 ET

thanks so much! i applied for the SRS job and i have to wait for a letter in the mail. hmm.

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