Social Work @NCC

Students involved in the Social Work program possess a personal commitment to serving individuals, families, groups and communities. They have highly desired people skills and feel the need to give a voice to society's most vulnerable. They see answers in difficult situations where others may see no solution. At NCC, students build on the NASW Code of Ethics by taking advantage of service learning opportunities and getting involved in the Social Work Club. The opportunities to make a difference are endless.

NCC asks the question "Where Are You Going?" For graduates of the Social Work program, the answer is a career in everything from youth and family services, to addiction and mental health services, to domestic violence or elder care programs. All of these programs have a pressing need for and nationwide shortage of social workers. Social workers are educated individuals who are willing to advocate for those overlooked and left behind. NCC can put those who care about human dignity and social justice on the right path to impacting lives using their gift of leadership.

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Your Career in Social Work

Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings and weekends. You will find social workers in: Administration and Management, Advocacy and Community Organization, Aging and Gerontology, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Child Welfare and Family, Developmental Disabilities, Health Care Social Work, Justice and Corrections, International Social Work, Mental Health and Clinical Social Work, Occupational and EAP Social Work, Policy and Planning, Politics, Public Welfare, Research, and School Social Work.

Social Work Career Paths

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