The Village of Niles is looking for one. Sounds like a dream social work job, right? Excellent salary and benefits, providing therapeutic interventions for families, and developing programming. MSW required!!
What experience and characteristics are needed for a position like this? The job description calls for strong leadership skills, experience supervising and developing programming, and also a little bit [...]
I am very passionate about my career in social work. I love learning about the field and discovering the different roles social workers can have. However, I often think people do not understand what it means to have a MSW with a concentration in LDSS. Typically, social work is thought to [...]
Lucas Swenink MSW ’11 is a mental health clinican and client services coordinator at The Center on Halsted. The Center on Halsted opened its doors in 2007 as a community center which provides mental health, legal, and victim advocacy services for men, women, seniors, youth of the LGBTQ populations. As part of a wide range [...]
Ever wonder what someone with a MSW/MDiv dual degree can do with their career? Just ask Ovester Armstrong, who graduated in December of 2011, and shared his inspirational story with me about how he got into Social Work and what he is doing now.
With an undergrad at Northern Illinois University in Corporate Communications, Ovester began [...]
Adoption services continue to be welcomed throughout the world by couples wishing to become parents and to birth parents who are unable to care for a child for any number of reasons. With the increase in international adoptions and the multitude of laws and cultural differences, social workers have began to take over the roles of [...]
Most people don’t realize just how much a degree in Social Work can do career wise. The possibilities are seriously endless as long as you have the interest in helping people. One of our current MSW students, Ashley Curtis, is the Editor in Chief and Founder of Fetchedge. www.fetchedge.com
Mission: To be the power source that [...]
Alex and I became acquainted through the church camp that I attended every summer. This particular year was my first as a head counselor. Although I was a seasoned camper, nothing could really prepare me for this leadership experience. Alex was a complicated girl to say the least. A bit of a tomboy, she was [...]
With summer being just around the corner and the number of students who are graduating and out there looking for jobs, I figure it’s about time to do a post. I was originally going to post about trauma specialists, but then I stumbled across an area of social work that I didn’t even know existed. [...]
I don’t know about all of you, but I have just about reached the end of my rope. “Why,” you ask? The answer is simple: it’s the end of the semester. More importantly, it’s the end of the year which marks the end of my master’s program and my student career. WOW. It feels bizarre [...]
This past week at my internship I had to do one of the most difficult things to cross my path thus far. For most of the week I work in a 7-12 alternative school, but I also work at a K-3 elementary school for 1/2 day each week. That is where this event occured.
I entered [...]