Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Typical Career path: MSW - LSW/SWC - LCSW positions
Sample Job Titles: Adoption Services Manager, Child Welfare Services Director, Children's Service Supervisor, Clinical Services Director, Community Services Block Grant/Outreach Social Worker (CSBG/Outreach Social Worker), Community Services Director, Psychiatric Social Worker Supervisor, Social Services Director, Transitional Care Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
Licensure: A license is often required for entry-level positions. Graduates should consider obtaining their LSW (or SWC) & LCSW as soon as possible for job eligibility and promotion. More information is available on the Licensure tab. *Note if you are a non-Colorado social worker, see the Licensure tab for your state licensure requirements.
CSCSW (Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work) -CSCSW*Learn about CSCSW in thisVideo
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Social Work Research and Evaluation Practice Group – International
National Association of Social Workers – NASW’s Official Group
University of Denver: Graduate School of Social Work
There are a number of salary scales available online; however, these resources are recommended.