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School of Social Welfare

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Employment Opportunities

Some employment opportunities for social workers include

  • Child protection, foster care, and adoption services.
  • Services in community centers, juvenile courts, and residential treatment centers.
  • Women’s counseling and shelter facilities.
  • Family services, substance abuse, illness, and unemployment services.
  • Community services for the mentally ill.
  • Services for the elderly in home care, nursing homes, and senior centers.
  • Services for offenders and their families in community corrections programs.

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