AN OFFICIAL BLOGGER OF THE School of Social Work
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Forensic social work sounds so serious. So professional. So CSI. What is it exactly? It is a cool way to apply your social work skills if you have interests in issues relating to the law and legal systems. This social work specialty goes beyond clinics and private practices and hospitals. It serves society in the evaluation of [...]
Chicago Adventure Therapy was started by one of our MSW graduates in order for her to mesh her love of the outdoors with her love of helping at-risk youth and adolescents. But really, who wouldn’t benefit from Adventure Therapy. Just another way the clinical license in social work can open up your opportunities to do [...]
Work alongside the best doctors and clinicians out there for eating disorders. This is an area where your work experience will gain you specialized modalities of working with clients suffering from bulimia and anorexia. Check out one such treatment center offering out patient which utilized a number of our graduates in their staff. http://www.insightforeating.com/I_Staff.html
They are currently hiring too!
Check out how one of our grads has used her individual beliefs and interests and incorporated them into her own practice and therapy with clients in a successful 22 year practice. Remember, this is a field that is open to your interpretations of it. Be creative…this is a quality in some of the most successful [...]