Opportunities

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Department of Social Work encourages agencies to announce job openings for social work positions through our office. Emails sent to socialwork@valdosta.edu will be distributed on the "Social Work News & Opportunities Listserv" (see below) and posted on the job announcement board First Floor Pine Hall. Email is preferred, but you may also FAX the information to 229-245-4341.

VSU SOCIAL WORK NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES LISTSERV

Sign up to receive emails with important news, job announcements, opportunities and upcoming events relevant to Social Workers in South Georgia and the surrounding region: http://lighthouse.valdosta.edu/mailman/listinfo/sowknews

View the Public Archives of the sowknews mailing list (including JOBPOSTs):http://lighthouse.valdosta.edu/pipermail/sowknews/

Send a message to the list moderator for posting, ask questions or get assistance with sowknews mailing list: socialwork@valdosta.edu

SOCIAL WORK LOBBY DAY

Each year in the spring, NASW-GA organizes a statewide Social Work Lobby Day. Faculty, social workers and students are encouraged to attend. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and make their collective voices heard about programs and policies that affect social workers and their clients.

  • VSU Lobby Day Coordinator: Dr. Diane Holliman
  • 2006 Lobby Day Trip from VSU
  • NASW-GA

My Friend's House and South Georgia CARE-NET

My Friend's House and South Georgia CareNET are sponsored by the VSU Department of Social Work. In response to the needs of the many caregivers in our community, My Friend's House is dedicated to providing a safe environment for those who are impaired by Alzheimer's Disease or a similar dementia. We strive to provide a cheerful, homelike place to help overcome isolation and to delay nursing home confinement. To provide caregivers with education, support, peace of mind and above all - some time for themselves. CARE-NET has as its mission to find new and innovative ways of helping informal (lay/family) and formal (professional) caregivers for persons with physical or mental illnesses, difficulties of the frail elderly, developmental disabilities, or those with substance abuse problems.

UK PRO - Work Abroad as Social Worker

UK Pro is looking for social workers with a desire to work abroad! If you are a new graduate from an accredited university, or if you have several years of experience, you have come to the right place for a job. The UK, which includes England, Scotland, and Wales, is experiencing a national shortage of social workers and needs your help. We encourage you to review our web site and contact us with any questions. Jobs are available now and need to be filled as soon as possible. There are available opportunities in: Children and Families, Adoption, Older Persons, Youth Offending, Asylum Seekers, Mental Health, or Family Support. UK Pro can guide you through a great working and traveling experience abroad. http://www.uk-pro.net/

Linde Grant - Director UK Pro
"After receiving my MSW from Valdosta State University in Georgia, I moved to London to gain international experience. Living and working in the heart of a European city is an opportunity no one should miss. I made it my own personal mission to provide this opportunity for all those interested and make it easy to achieve. UK Pro has incorporated several different features in our services that will make your transition smooth and enjoyable. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity and will be your first point of contact." Phone: 770-924-3659 (001) Email: linde@uk-pro.net

Doctors Without Borders needs Social Workers

Doctors Without Borders is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to those people affected by conflicts, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. Operating in more than 70 countries with over 3,800 field assignments, Doctors Without Borders is seeking mental health workers to volunteer overseas. Qualifications include at least two years of professional experience with no more than a two-year gap in clinical practice and a commitment of at least six months. Experience in either post-traumatic stress disorder or trauma and related area is needed. Language skills are considered a major asset and recruiters are looking for those who have relevant travel and work skills outside of the United States. For additional information, online applications, and volunteer stories, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.