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Old 05-15-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I am graduating with my MSW in August from the University of Michigan. I'd love to move to the Dallas/Forth Worth area. My concentration was in Mental health and I'd like to find a job in that area primarily working with youth. It seems like I'm finding a lot of Medical Social Work jobs- working in hospitals doing discharge planning etc. but I would really love to be able to do therapy/case management, maybe even work in the child welfare field.

Does anyone have any leads or information on places that may be hiring?
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website......click on Jobs and/or Applying for a Job.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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Well my advise would be to take what you can get since you are a new grad, especially if it is your first job. It is easier to move to your desired field once you actually have some experience under your belt.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Sometimes you don't land your dream job as soon as you want.
Start with the best you can get and build a work history and resume.
Do it well no matter if it isn't your ultimate goal.
Keep working toward your goal and pursue any openings that you might hear about. Even if it's just the next step on the ladder of your climb to your destination.
I've learned that it takes a few sure steps sometimes to reach a goal instead of just one leap that might fall a little bit short.
You're young, you have time to climb the ladder. Just dont forget to look to the top.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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There are numerous mental health treatment centers that focus on adolescent and family treatment. You'll need to become licensed to be considered for these positions. LOg onto TSBSWE to learn license requirements
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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You'll need to become licensed to be considered for these positions. LOg onto TSBSWE to learn license requirements
ABSOLTUELY get your license! An unlicensed Social Worker is unable to work in most jobs in the field here because most require a license.
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