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Human Services Careers (Web Resources)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, information on Community and Social Service Occupations.
Human Services Career Cluster (ONET)
Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Students, parents, and educators can use Career Clusters to help focus education plans towards obtaining the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway.
Social and Human Service Assistants Career
From CareerOneStop (sponsored by the US Department of Labor), this site offers informational videos, job requirements and training stats, and career outlook forecasts.
Human Services Professional Organizations
National Association of Social Workers
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
American Public Human Services Association
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan, nonprofit membership organization representing state and local health and human service agencies through their top-level leadership.
National Organization for Human Services
Our Mission: Strengthen the community of human services by:
-Expanding professional development opportunities.
-Promoting professional and organizational identity through certification.
-Enhancing internal and external communications.
-Advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda.
-Nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization.
Human Services Careers (Books)
Social Work Careers by
Call Number: HV10.5 .B57
With a unique focus on advocacy and social justice, author Melissa Bird covers fundamentals of the social work profession - from coalition building to advocacy engagement and stakeholder outreach - across a range of practice areas, such as mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice.
The Human Services Internship Experience by
Call Number: HV11 .W7175
Aims to help students in field-based courses bridge theory and practice during their internships. The goal is to show students how to apply their academic work in a real-world setting and to confirm and expand their identity as human service professionals.
101 Careers in Social Work by
Call Number: HV10.5 .R58 2015
This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well.
The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers by
Call Number: HV713 .D66 2015
This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points as a ready reference for practitioners preparing to face the daily challenges of their new professional status.