Instagram is like a simplified version of Facebook, with an emphasis on mobile use and visual sharing. I'm very concerned about my future and have contemplated suicide because of my financial situation. This sub receives plethora of posts related to social work education, admissions, internships, etc. I thought I wanted to be a teacher and never considered social work because I really didn't know what it was at the time. There’s nothing I can do about it. We do not allow surveys that are not targeting social workers (e.g. Sometimes. Anyway, that's my pitch. We allow research to be posted to this subreddit if your survey is targeted towards social workers (e.g. After, I broke into the mental health field after and loved it. You'll only learn a fraction of what you need to know from school. It's tough for everyone too in a high COL area....so don't think it's just social work. CPS workers, therapists/LCSWs, have worked with the elderly, social work students, etc). So many posts I read online and people I talk to in my life including family, tell me to stay away from social work because the work sucks and they don't get paid any money (as if teachers make much more lol). However, many of our other clients find us to be quite annoying, as they are required to engage with us once a week and often wish to be left alone instead. They positively see us as a helping force. I turned 26 last week. We do allow city/state-specific job market questions in our stickied thread. Does the pay really get that high? End of rant, I fully understand if you did not want to read all of this. love my fucking job. After 20 years as a social worker, Jessica Ritter ran Pacific University’s social work program and is the senior author of the book 101 Social Work Careers, now in its 2nd edition. Particularly in areas where school social workers are union protected. Social Work in an Era of Social Injustice Now more than ever, social workers must strive to enact social justice. See here for clarification. I don’t want to lose what ultimately drew me to social work- I want to help these people. PM me if you have questions or just want to chat. Book/screenplay feedback posts that haven't reached out to mods ahead of time will be removed. However, when I think about other career paths, I become grateful for the one I chose. No blog posts or self-promotional posts. Sometimes things that seem like great ideas when you are a teenager turn out to have unforeseen consequences when you are in your 30s. How did you get into this? There are many other subs that are dedicated to these topics, please consult with them for these questions. The system has herded them through this process a thousand times before. Not sure where you live, but there is a lot of money in school social work. I like that Clinical social work is like a combination of sociology and psychology which are two subjects I really love. You have to have your heart in it, because it can be hard, but so worth it. When rent isn’t paid, it is up to us to engage clients regarding that, because usually there is an underlying struggle that results in rent non-payment. Here there are a range of materials and ideas to help you think about what social work involves and whether it is right for you. I love being a social worker. For any soon to be social workers graduating this year, I promise it’s not all bad. Start looking for a job as soon as possible. The supportive housing is for individuals with co occurring substance use and HIV/AIDS. I've worked in three school districts in my life (all major urban areas) and the social workers who stuck around for a while were easily making 70-80K. :). We do not want anyone to be given potentially wrong advice when it comes to their career (this has happened on this board). I moved, got a job as a Dean, and miss social work everyday. They will be much more familiar with the criteria of the assignment than us. This subreddit is not intended for professional advice including: medical, legal, mental health and financial advice. In that regard, LCSWs are a lot like counselors, and provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide-range of topics. Students definitely are often sheltered due to liability. Several of my service plans are well past due because I can not for the life of me get a client to sit with me for fifteen minutes and complete it, so the cycle of me then having to continue contacting them to complete it rolls on. I took a job as a Dean at a high school. I'm aiming for 80k/yr in a few years. There have been a few times I’ve dropped the ball on some things, I graduated in May and have been doing my best, but there are so many things outside of my control that make the job much harder and if I get another “we appreciate you!” email from corporate with no appreciable change I’m going to lose it. 4.You find that you have a lot in common with your co-workers. Having strong interpersonal skills, exercising empathy, and being an effective communicator, listener and critical thinker, may lead to big wins on the job. But I want you to be aware of what may wait on the other side. Also, I make close to 50k a year straight out of my MSW program. Social Security Disability Insurance is a safety net program that essentially insures workers in the case they get sick or injured and can't work as a result. The way this schedule works out, if something isn’t able to get done on one of the two week days I am in, and it needs to happen in person, then it has to wait until next week. It is a place to ask for advice, share your frustrations, receive support, and anything else you want related to social work. One thing for certain about a day in the life of one is that nothing is ever going to go the same as it did the day before. A social worker has the education and training necessary to help people solve, or at least adjust well to, complex social problems. Cookies help us deliver our Services. They have the luxury of working remotely five days a week, I don’t. It's not always pretty and it's not always glamorous, but it's always interesting and you can find hope in each day. Started at 55k and can go up to about 80k in our current agreement. I love what I do, but I often contemplate going back to school again. really thinks I would be effective in this field but it seems pretty hard to get into! Social work is a profession that focuses on people of all ages. See the post here for more on this. Do I regret becoming a social worker? 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These are symptoms of substance use and mental health diagnoses, and I do my best to help clients work through these issues, but at the end of the day I’m not afforded the time or resources to do long therapy sessions with clients or devote several hours of the day to chasing them down and working through why they haven’t brought down their electricity bill so the agency can pay it for them. The fact that my social workers were committed to my well-being and pushed me to my full potentials demonstrated their concern for me as well as their ethical commitment. No. Then, there are several outside agencies and stakeholders who rely on us to complete things for them. ‘I thought that being a social worker may help me understand this tragedy and that it would also, in some ways, be involved in prison reform,’ Josie said, acknowledging that this sounds like the idealism of a 17 year old, which of course it was. I work in supportive housing in a large city. Parent of a child with X, have been diagnosed with anxiety, etc.). On top of that, I have to sit in meetings where people are very savvy about talking the talk and then backing it up with no action. I love it. My oncologist (I was a teen cancer patient!) This can happen with any field, but it's really who you know in social work which is what I'm figuring out. One agency was all about hiring me, we spoke over email after the interview, he said he'd call me the week after my interview, nada. I make just shy of 70k with my bsw in child welfare. I used to love working with kids, building their skills bit by bit, and being surrounded by a team of patient people who saw growth in high schoolers for what it is -- incremental. What this results in, is our clients who attend their case management sessions and are on top of their requirements have great relationships with us, but our clients who don’t keep up with these tasks tend to have strained relationships with us because I’m required to then chase them down and continue to call them because my performance evaluation and employment success is at the end of the day dependent on them completing these. The Social Worker performs a great diversity of tasks to help people who are struggling with some aspect of their lives. She doesn't need to be at work until 12 p.m., so she grabs a Starbucks coffee and heads to the gym. This makes things more difficult. I tell all of my clients, partners, cooperating agencies etc. When clients miss their meetings or do not answer phone calls, we are required to do wellness checks and if needed key into apartments. See our reasoning why in this post here. Currently, I'm a long-term substitute which is how I am working in the schools now, but tomorrow is actually my last day. I’ve tried to change my office phone answering machine to inform callers of my phone number to reach me at home, but our IT has gotten in the way of that. But more importantly, these are things that make sure they have a roof over their head, food in the fridge, and are staying out of hospitals and rehab. No regrets at all. I have been really considering becoming a clinical social worker because I work in mental health now and it really interests me and I love the field. No asking for help with your homework assignments, evaluations, or interviewing a social worker. My health insurance and prescription coverage with my parents runs out March 1st and I have a lot of chronic health conditions. No asking/looking for jobs, job availability, the job market in certain cities, questions about salary, or resume help. The job serves two main purposes. We do not allow surveys that are not targeting social workers (e.g. This community is for social workers and those interested in social work! And don't worry, you'll make the right decision for you :-). 3. A friend once hooked me up with a job at a small advertising company. Remember, the people who talk about sw when they're not in the field may only know what they read in the media, and that's never good. We want this subreddit to be a place for social workers to be able to get feedback from peers, but we also must be mindful that posts are protecting the identity of the client. This is place for professional feedback and development. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Questions related to licensure will be removed. Supervisors and coworkers may be another good resource as well as they should be familiar with the process. I sometimes hold meetings in homes smelling of urine, smoke, and who knows what else. This is why I always rec working for a bit before MSW. Coping skills and social skills are the two big ones. But this is all aside. We are very friendly and do not bite. I've applied to 3x as many positions or more. According to a Gallup poll, when you have a best friend at work, you are more likely to feel engaged with your job. I started off in college unsure of what I wanted to do like a lot of people and was actually a double major in sociology and education. Feel free to leave a link to the blog at the bottom of the post should people enjoy the post and wish to see more. What emoji or combination of emojis would you use to describe you and your role as a social worker? For me, being a child protection social worker was not just a “job.” It was a passion, and it was who I was. solutions to the struggles social workers face on a day to day basis. I find the work I do very rewarding and I love to go to work every day. The role of hospital social workers is to evaluate patients, determine their needs, and put together an action plan to make sure that those needs are being met efficiently. As for friendships and being social, I do have a few close friends and I can be quite sociable, especially when at work. Currently, three overworked case managers and an overworked program director are doing the work of four cm’s, a program director, a building super intendant, a substance abuse counselor, and a clinical supervisor. We were outside and social-distanced, so we weren’t wearing masks. Secondly, are the three premises on which social work is based on. From what I’ve experienced, I believe a lot of people have been in the system in some shape or form all of their lives and come to us because of the assistance and low rent. I can't seem to find a Bachelor's level job because now that I am licensed, no one will just pay me the Bachelor's rate. The job search has been extremely rough for me and it's just constant rejection. Not gonna be wealthy, but pretty darn comfortable. But eventually, I became a social worker because I wanted to directly address the problems—truancy, childhood depression, and the overwhelming responsibilities of being an older child raising siblings—that were keeping them from functioning well in school. When you say mental health field, do you mean you want to be a counselor/therapist? In the past two months I've been on 6-8 interviews. I occasionally regret it, but feel this is mostly due to feeling overworked and underpaid. Posts may be removed temporarily at the discretion of the moderators if there are confidentiality concerns and the poster will be given the option to edit the post to make it less identifiable before being reapproved. All client-seeking advice questions will be removed. Social Workers Online Magazine is as much about the uniqueness of individuals as it is about the commonalities that brought each of us to the profession of social work. 1. We need social workers like you! I'm working as an oncology social worker, mostly outpatient but occasional inpatient. Someone who is burned out on social work or not the best fit to be a social worker in this setting will get frustrated with the child and expect the child to just “change” without having the patience to help the child make that change. Our clients have often been chronically homeless and are referred to us through a government agency to live in supportive housing. I purposely chose challenging field placements. Start looking for a job as soon as possible. I will post mine in comments later. Homework in all of its stages is meant to help develop you as a professional. The definition given by the International Federation of Social Workers is, The above definition states that social work values include solving problems, enhancing well-being, human rights, social justice, empowerment, social change and liberation. I've had a regular job for the last five years but recently became unemployed. You can make change and you can be successful. When people come, they’re promised very low rent, public assistance, and on-site case management. To get the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and just to model a healthy relationship is blessing enough. No school related posts. Parent of a child with X, have been diagnosed with anxiety, etc. I'm having second thoughts now. I couldn't be happier with my career choice. A friend works in an hospital (old age facility) and makes similar money also with her bsw. As an LCSW you're certainly not rich but they do get paid well. Unlike some other psychological problems, social anxiety is not well understood by the general public or by medical and mental health care professionals, such as doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, and counselors. Look into what the licensure requirements are in your state so you know what you have to do to get your LCSW, it's not just getting your masters. It is a place to ask for advice, share your frustrations, receive support, and anything else you want related to social work. When I got to student teaching I knew teaching just wasn't for me and was beating myself up for picking that major. CPS workers, therapists/LCSWs, have worked with the elderly, social work students, etc). Not one bite. Just thought we could spread some cheer for this wild year! Also, there are so many different areas to work in that I can always explore a new one if I so desire. Insurance providers and home care providers who want to make sure clients are continuing to get their services because their bottom line says so, and workers from the government organization we’re funded by who no longer see any clients in person and rely on us to do all of their in person work for them, doing joint visits and getting clients to fill out the paper work they need to. my schedule, in writing, verbally, but without fail none remember. Licensed clinical social worker – Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) perform many of the same functions as hospital social workers, but in a different setting, usually in private practice. The first purpose is to ensure that patients' welfare is protected. First, I’m sorry if I’m adding to the negative echo chamber that this sub can be sometimes, but I’d rather come here than dump this on my family or friends in conversations because I need to vent, and I think the people here would understand this the most. Obtaining your license is something that can vary from state to state and can be very nuanced. You can also save the photos you see on Instagram. I find that it has been challenging, rewarding and diverse. But this is all aside. Search for similar questions before asking yours, Be kind, keep discussions civil, and practice good, If you are uncertain if your post will break one of the sub's rules, please message the moderators and tell us the content of your post and we will let you know. I don't know if it's my area (NJ/NY), but I simply cannot find a full time position. Think you have a helpful link? To the best of my knowledge, a social worker playing the role of a broker means you (social worker) linking clients to needed resources that they need in order to survive or to function in the society. When I am with them, I know that this is what I was put here to do. If you are feeling stuck, please consult with either your professor, supervisor, or classmates for assistance. I understand that, I want to be left alone as well, but our job performance is gauged on whether we are making those engagement with each of our 20 clients a week. The truth is that social work involves any type of need that an individual or family has when times become difficult. My social workers were my first insight to what a social worker is and what a social worker does. This community is for social workers and those interested in social work! These might also give you issues to discuss at your interview or in your application. Social workers within child protection services report that families marked by high levels of conflict between separated parents are among the most challenging cases to handle. All of the providers we work with are mon-fri. That's more than a teacher or nurse. Initially, I went to social work school to better help the kids I taught. It's so great to hear that you love your job! When people hear the term “social worker,” they usually equate it to a position like a child protection services worker. Counseling, meeting people's resource needs and interacting with a wide range of medical professionals. The photo got posted all over social media, and it was the usual comments. Should you wish to share yours or someone else's blog, please copy the text of the blog post into a text post. I have my MSW, and LSW in two states (PA and NJ) and I make 36k a year (in PA) and can barely pay my loans. I regularly encounter bed bugs and sometimes catch myself checking every itch to see if I've finally managed to bring one of those buggers home. I'm going to shoot straight with you. Few studies however have focussed on how social workers themselves experience and meet with parents involved in hostile martial interactions. The pay isn't always great compared to the work, but I don't think anyone goes into sw (or teaching) for the money! In terms of excitement, accounting might not compare with being a fighter pilot, but it’s not fair to assume accountants are bored to tears on a regular basis. I love being a social worker. I have a master's degree in social work and an additional certification as a licensed clinical social worker. This is all true! No solicitation posts. I had worked in schools for a number of years, and although I loved each Dean I worked with, I always wanted to have a chance to do discipline a little differently. It just takes time for me to become comfortable enough with others before I reach that stage. I'm in Canada. I did very well in school. Like any line of work, there are parts that can be a little dull or monotonous, but … Social Workers involve the job of helping people as the primary goal, this can take myriad forms and it can also be something that happens within a wide variety of contexts. I would love to share anything about my path/current position. About Blog R.E.A.L. My pay is low compared to my MSW loans, truthfully, but completely livable and tracking to making more with more experience. Posters answering obvious posts asking for professional advice, will receive a warning for their first offense and a temporary 5 day ban for subsequent offenses. Ten year black hole on my resume made it hard to find normal work. A social worker can work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices. Social anxiety disorder is not endemic to the U.S., it is a worldwide, culturally inclusive disorder. Like other social networks, you interact with other users on Instagram by following them, being followed by them, commenting, liking, tagging, and private messaging. It is important that while you are thinking of applying to become a social worker you are clear in your own mind about what the role is really about. ). As part of your work to overcome your social awkwardness, try thinking another thought about yourself. . Where I live, you either need to be a 2-income household or have roommates to get by. Work is more fun when you have positive, productive relationships with your colleagues. I’m not a miracle worker, none of us are. This thread is reposted every Sunday / Monday morning and receives a lot of traffic. Press J to jump to the feed. An Ex-Disney World Goofy Reveals What It's Like to Work as a Disney Mascot ... as a former Disney World worker who wore a Goofy costume for 25 years recently explained in a Reddit ... Social … Work Doesn’t Feel So Much Like Work. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. If you feel your blog or promotional post should be granted an exemption from the rule, please message the moderators to discuss. I substitute teach in between to try to pay off my loans at the very least. The small victories when I finally get through the bureaucracy and get a client a home health aid or when I do have the time to sit with a client and work through their problems are big upsides in the job. Another Reddit user with a friend working in the sex industry also chipped in with some advice, saying: “Her being a sex worker doesn’t make her more likely to cheat. If you're willing to leave the states you may fair better. I work as a social worker in the community. Pay will only increase with LCSW. A hospice social worker is an indispensable member of a great hospice care team. However, there are other requirements in the job that stake our job performance on clients doing things they don’t necessarily want to do but indeed need to do, and when we are continually pestered because these things aren’t done it puts in a position where we can’t afford them the time and leniency they need and it fosters resentment and frustration with clients. It is a place where social workers Relax, Empower, Advocate and Learn. I'm also the only earner for a family of 4. First thing each morning, the day begins with preparing their hospice social worker duties: File the previous day’s paperwork. It is also a place where we share R.E.A.L. (Also no hazard pay). It's 9 a.m. in Nevada and 23-year-old sex worker Ava Adora has just woken up. Social workers are trained to address human needs. Posted Jun 04, 2018 If you are writing a book/screenplay and would like feedback on the accuracy of events involving a social worker, you must send a modmail before posting. Anyway, for a different spin on the answers here, I deeply miss social work. Now, I spend most of my time swamped in emails, facing enormous pressure to dole out severe consequences, and going back and forth with people about how much of my time I should spend with kids instead of just calling them into my office, suspending them, and moving on with my day. Share it with the mods! But anyways all this talk has made me nervous and consider other avenues such as nursing or occupational therapy. The job of a social worker is often considered both rewarding and emotionally taxing. Outside of finance, most normal working people make what I make. Because truthfully, we are all weird and awkward. It's stressful, frustrating, and complicated. These are things that are listed as requirements in their lease, but how can anyone expect them to remember that requirement from signing their lease perhaps two years ago amid the fine print when the lost important thing at that time was getting a roof over their head? If this is your personal blog, please disclose this information. I love the work I do... when I have a job. It depends on where you live and what type of social work you want to do. But I want you to be aware of what may wait on the other side. School social work is also very rewarding, but beware that it's mostly case management and developing coping skills as opposed to in-depth therapeutic interventions and root cause analysis. “Bitch.” “Communist.” “Hypocrite.” We allow research to be posted to this subreddit if your survey is targeted towards social workers (e.g. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I'm going on 4 years post-MSW and make over 50k salaried. You'll love it even more when surrounded by like-minded folks. If you have a question that is related to social work education, please post it in our School of Social Work Thread that is stickied on the front page of our sub. I still get angry missed calls on my work phone from days I’m off or working at home. If you are a researcher and want to post your survey here, please send us a modmail before posting. It’s a job. Being an accountant is boring. If you do decide to enter the field of social work, you’ll be joining a fast-growing workforce. I also work sun-thu and two days are remote. It wasn’t because I was great at all of things that the job entailed or was a model employee, but rather that I truly cared for and believed in the people I was working with. If you don't mind me asking, where are you currently located? There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioural, and emotional issues. Several of my clients are very cooperative and engage in case management. We all like to think that we do what we can to make the world a better place and help people in need, but some people choose to make a career of it. What makes me hate choosing social work is the apparent lack of positions that pay a decent wage comparable to my experience... and frankly, debt. So it depends on the day. That's a simplification, but generally speaking most social workers I have worked with spend most of their time on these areas as opposed to more intensive therapy. I have been screamed at before the sun has even had a chance to rise. So I'm at a loss. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It's also amazing, rewarding, and best decision I made for myself. I'm shocked! Unless they are a social worker contracted specifically to provide therapy. Posts asking about salary will be removed. This can happen with any field, but it's really who you know in social work which is what I'm figuring out. This subreddit is intended for social work professionals and students as well to serve as a place discuss the field itself. I often think there are only a few other paths I would want to pursue (like the others you mentioned). stories and R.E.A.L. Press J to jump to the feed. 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