School of Social Work (SCWK)


What is Social Work? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Department of Social Work

What is Social Work?

According to the University of Arkansas's School of Social Work "The purpose of the profession of social work is the enhancement of human well-being and the alleviation of poverty and oppression. The profession is dedicated to assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to reach their full potential. Social work is particularly concerned with achieving social and economic justice for vulnerable populations and with respecting and valuing human diversity. The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas reflects the profession's fundamental concerns in its educational goals and objectives. The undergraduate program has two primary education goals:

  1. Preparation for culturally competent, empirically based, multi-system, beginning level professional generalist practice across the life course;
  2. The preparation of students for continuing their professional growth and development after graduation."

Realted Careers

Agency Director Intake Counselor
Aging/Gerontology International Social Worker
Case Worker Manager/Administrator
Child Welfare/Children's Services Mental/Clinical Social Worker
Community Organization Director Policy & Planning Specialist
Consultant Policy Advocate
Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist Policy Analyst
Deputy Director Program Manager
Developmental Disabilities Research Analyst
Eligibility Specialist School Social Worker
Employment/Occupational Social Worker Social Worker
Executive Director Substance Abuse Counselor
Food Stamp Administrator Supervisor
Health Care Specialist Teacher

Related Skills

Applying Non-intrusive Methods Observing Human Interactions
Conducting Field Studies Reaching Conclusions through Comparative Study
Developing Project Designs Recognizing Cultural Differences/Similarities
Evaluating Recruiting/Coordinating Research Subjects
Examining Data Surveying & Sampling
Gathering & Organizing data Understanding Group Dynamics
Identifying Value Systems Utilizing Statistical Applications
Interviewing Writing Grant Proposals
Maintaining Records Written & Oral Communication

Job & Internship Search Links

Allied Health Careers

AmeriCorps

Community Non-Profit Resource Group (CNRG) - Non-profit job listings in the Portland Metro area.

Criminal Justice Careers - an informational resource for those interested in pursing education and careers options among criminal justice and legal professions. Our goal is to gather information and data from trusted and authoritative sources and compile them in an easy to understand format.

Foundation Center

Guidestar

Human Services Career Network - lists professional positions for people interested in careers in the human services.

Human Services Jobs

Idealist - offers resources related to non-profit organizations worldwide.

Independent Sector

Federal Jobs

HS Careers

Indian Health Service

Interaction

Justice Careers - an informational resource for those interested in pursing education and careers options among criminal justice and legal professions. Our goal is to gather information and data from trusted and authoritative sources and compile them in an easy to understand format.

Mentalhealthjobs.com - lists positions for experienced and entry-level mental heal professionals.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations - provides resources for persons who seek to prepare for entry into the paralegal profession.

New Social Worker Online

Nonprofit Jobs

Peace Corps

PoliceEmployment.com - provides links to police and sheriff departments, with resources related to careers in federal law enforcement.

SocialService.com - provides resources for individuals with interests in mental health, substance abuse, children and youth, and community and organizational outreach.

Social Service Jobs

Social Service Job Site

Social Work Jobs

SocialWork.com

United States Department of Health and Human Services

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

Be a Social Worker

Counseling Career Center

Explore Health Careers

Planet Social Work

Social Work Career Center

Social Workers- Help Starts Here

The Social Worker Career Center

Professional Association Links

American Counseling Association

Association of Social Work Boards

Council on Social Work Education

International Federation of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers

National Council of Nonprofit

Miscellaneous Links

Social Work Cafe

Social Work Exam Prep Review