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Old 09-11-2007, 06:57 AM
 
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My wife and I are considering moving to Connecticut. We would like to move to any of six cities. Those cities are Waterbury, Middletown, Manchester, New Britain, Hartford and Bristol. Does anybody have any info on the job market in any of those cities in the field of social work/ social sciences. Are Social workers in demand? Do they pay social workers well? If anyone can answer a question related to any city or all cities that would be great. Thanks everyone.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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My wife and I are considering moving to Connecticut. We would like to move to any of six cities. Those cities are Waterbury, Middletown, Manchester, New Britain, Hartford and Bristol. Does anybody have any info on the job market in any of those cities in the field of social work/ social sciences. Are Social workers in demand? Do they pay social workers well? If anyone can answer a question related to any city or all cities that would be great. Thanks everyone.
Social Workers are needed here; especially in education, gerontology and medical settings.
Child Services in private settings as well. There is a demand also in corrections.

A LCSW can practice independently.

Of the towns/cities you suggested Middletown, Manchester are the best picks IMO. Also look into West Hartford, Wethersfield, and South Windsor. The need for social workers will tend to be higher in more urban settings, but in smaller towns and suburbs the demand is still strong.

Pay is based on the highest degree and experience. Most of these jobs will require a MSW, or MS in counseling. The highest pay for the MSW. Pay here is better then average nationally.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:51 AM
 
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Social workers are in great demand with the state, especially with the Dept. of Children and Families. This will give you an idea of state salaries, remember private companies pay more (but usually have worse benefits): Employment Opportunities at DCF (http://www.dir.ct.gov/dcf/Employment_Services/Employment.asp - broken link)
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Agree, social workers are in demand (although often underpaid). In addition to DCF, you may want to check into other state of CT jobs, including Connecticut Valley Hospital (state hospital) and Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse:
http://www.das.state.ct.us/exam/bl_jobs_list.asp?F_Type_List=Jobs
Most hospitals employ social workers in either therapeutic or case manager capacities. Here’s a page listing hospitals and medical centers in the state:
http://www.theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/Connecticut.htm
If you're licensed as an LCSW, you will have even more opportunities open to you (such as fee-for-service practice in an existing group).
Best of luck to you-
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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There are also many non-profit organizations that provide social services. Check the Hartford Courant on Sunday's for the best job ads. You can even do this on line. good luck and welcome to Ct. Jay
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