Save Time and Money—Target Your Recruitment Efforts with the Social Work Career Center.
The Social Work Career Center is one of the social work profession’s top online recruitment national job boards.
Thousands of social workers utilize our job board (NASW JobLink) and career resources. The Social Work Career Center receives over 50,000 visitors and 180,000 page views each month. NASW JobLink postings are also syndicated on other job boards and on a range of NASW Chapter Web sites.
Advertise on the Social Work Career Center job board (NASW JobLink) to:
- Reach a great number of highly educated, skilled, and qualified social workers
- Search for candidates by browsing résumés featured on the site
- Get instant notifications when candidates apply for your position
- Manage your job postings and candidate job applications online
- Highlight your job in the “Featured Opportunities” section to increase your exposure
Click here to post your job!
NOTE: There are two tiers of job boards we offer, the first is NASW JobLink and the other is the National Health Care Network (NHCN). NASW JobLink job postings are posted on our national job board along with a range of Chapter job board websites. The NHCN is a conglomerate of health care job boards that also include NASW JobLink and NASW Chapter job boards. For more detailed information about each tier, click here. We can also develop customized job postings packages depending on your recruitment needs.
Employer Considerations When Hiring a Social Worker
Social Work Workforce: Salary Information
Social work salaries have a high variability. Social work salaries vary depending upon a number of factors, including geographic location, highest social work degree and gender. (National Study of Licensed Social Workers, 2004). The NASW Center for Workforce Studies partnered with the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany to conduct this benchmark national study of 10,000 license social workers. Learn more about the results of this study and obtain other salary resources.
Social Work Workforce: Salary Information
Social work salaries have a high variability. Social work salaries vary depending upon a number of factors, including geographic location, highest social work degree and gender. In May 2010, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) released a new Social Workers Compensation Study that offers a depiction of what social workers earn. Visit our Find A Job tab under the Social Work Career Center and use our general salary calculator to help guide your compensation decisions.
Another resource to use would be the National Study of Licensed Social Workers conducted in 2004. The NASW Center for Workforce Studies partnered with the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany to conduct this benchmark national study of 10,000 license social workers. Learn more about the results of this study and obtain other salary resources.
Other Ways to Leverage NASW to Benefit Your Organization
Take advantage of NASW’s other targeted and cost-effective marketing channels for your business.
- Print and Online Advertising
Advertise throughout NASW’s Web site, we receive over one million visitors a year. Or advertise with our many print publications that reach the world’s largest network of social workers in the world.
- Membership Mailing List Rental
To better assist you in matching your product or service with the right social worker, NASW’s member list is selectable by geography, function, practice, work setting, work focus, membership type, ethnicity, gender, age, income, and years experience in social work.
NASW CE Approval Program: “The Profession’s Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education”
NASW offers formal social work continuing education (CE) approval for programs that meet our criteria. All providers who offer continuing education programs that are relevant to social workers may submit an application. These include, but are not limited to, providers of workshops, conferences, home study programs, and internet-based distance-learning education. The NASW CE Approval Program provides your program with “The Profession’s Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education.”
Social Work Licensure
A social work degree and license are evidence that a social worker has met the basic standards for social work practice in a particular state. Licensing requirements vary from jurisdiction. Visit the state regulatory board directly or the Association of Social Work Boards, for a list of social work state licensing agencies or for a comparison of state regulations.
NASW Credentials and Certifications: Why It’s Important To You
NASW professional credentials are viewed as “license plus.” NASW credentials indicate that a social worker has met national standards of social work practice and exemplified a high level of competence. When you hire an NASW credentialed social worker you are hiring someone who has additional training and expertise that goes beyond a social work degree and state license.
NASW Credentials Verification
The Credentialing Center provides a verification service for NASW members who hold our credentials and specialty certifications. The charge for this service is minimal. For additional information contact the Credentialing Center at 202.408.8600 ext. 447.
Support Your Social Worker(s)
March is Social Work Month and a great time to show your appreciation for your social work co-workers or employees. NASW Store provides a selection of social work gifts and accessories to celebrate social work month, as well as celebrate social workers all year round.
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