Social Work Job Listings
Though you should generally not spend more than 20% of your job search looking for job listings on the Web, some good resources do exist.
The best job Web sites tend to be those that allow agencies to post their job openings for free (including state employment service offices).
Two other strategies to remember:
- The most effective job search involves assessing your own needs and desires, then identifying agencies and organizations that are likely to bring you the greatest career satisfaction. For more information on this strategy, click here. For listings of social service agencies on the Web and in print, click here.
- Some larger social service agencies post job listings on their Web sites. Sometimes these jobs are not advertised anywhere else. For listings of social service agencies on the Web and in print, click here.
Job and career fairs
General job sites
Classified ads & state resources
Mostly government jobs
Job listings available in print
BC Post-Graduate Volunteer and Human Services Fair
Held in the fall - page lists all organizations that attended.
BC Graduate School of Social Work Job Book
Current listings received by the School of Social Work.
Excellent source of New England social work, mental health and nonprofit jobs.
Of all the big commercial sites on the Web, this is the one most likely to have social service or counseling jobs.
America's Job Bank
Listings from all 50 state's employment service offices. Free to employers, so this can be a good source of job listings.
University of Michigan School of Social Work Employment Services
Awesome resource, full of good job links, as well as actual job postings received by the school.
One of two official job listing databases for BC students & alumni.
The Alumni Job Database
A job database reserved exclusively for BC alumni and students. This database is accessible through the Boston College Online Community. IF YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT, and you wish to access the job database, come to the Career Center at 38 Commonwealth Ave. for assistance.
Jobs with nonprofit organizations nationwide. Use the Job Categories: "Counseling" and "Direct social services."
The New Social Worker's Online Career Center
Scroll down the page for job links.
National Association of Social Workers - JobLink
Search for jobs, post your resume, research employers.
Social Work and Social Services Jobs Online
Their job listings can be good, but don't bother with their links to other sites (ours are much better).
Some current job listings, e-mail notification of new jobs.
Mental Help Net - Joblink
Worth a look, though many of their listings are out-of-date.
Links to other good job sites.
Jobs with nonprofit organizations..
NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIEDS & STATE RESOURCES
Moving to a new state? Request a Letter of Reciprocity from the Career Center so you can access other colleges' career centers, even after you graduate.
Boston Herald classifieds (Jobfind.com)
Jobfind offers a "search agent" - you register, choose your desired job titles, and Jobfind e-mails you whenever new jobs are posted.
Classified ads from 90+ major U.S. city newspapers.
Job Postings By Location
Provides links to a number of agencies in each state. From the University of Michagan School of Social Work.
Yahoo! Newspaper Classifieds
Links to over 1000 U.S. and 700 international newspapers with Web sites. Many of these list their classified ads online.
NASW Chapter Links
NOTE: visit the state chapters and search for their job listings.
Case Western School of Social Work (Cleveland) - Job Bulletin
Current and old job listings.
Agencies in most states will list their job openings with their state's employment service office. This site links all 50 states' listings.
The U.S. Government's official site for federal jobs and employment information.
Getting a Job in State Government
An older article, but still a good one, from The New Social Worker.
Local U.S. Job Opportunities
Makes links to job sites on the Web that specialize in a particular state or geographic region.
More Federal job links
These are mainly federal agencies that deal with social issues or may hire social workers or counselors. (NOTE: only one percent of social workers are employed by the federal government, mostly for the military services.)
Public Schools - Career Center pages for job hunting in this field.
Hospitals and Health Care - Career Center pages for job hunting in this field.
Colleges and Universities - Career Center pages for job hunting in this field.
- From the Association for Experiential Education. Their Web site also includes many other useful resources.
- Search for possible employers.
- Provided by the Employee Assistance Professionals Associaton. For members, the association also offers job listings.
Agency providing full or part-time, short- or long-term contract interim staffing of Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Case Managers and other human services professionals.
15 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
Locations in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Job Connection Ltd.
Placement agency for RI and MA.
Provide human resource and staffing services to over 400 agencies in Massachusetts. Their agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enables the Department of Mental Retardation, Department of Mental Health, Social Services and Youth Services to contract directly with Relief Resources to provide a wide array of individual and family support. (Slow Web site - be patient.)
- Permanent and temp placements in hospitals, mental health centers, addiction treatment programs, family and children service agencies, Employee Assistance Programs and managed care companies, rehabilitation centers, HMOs, home health and hospice agencies, ASOs, residential care facilities, schools, and so on.
- Currently serve the greater metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, St. Louis, Denver and Philadelphia.