Professional Employment Links
The following links are suggested for locating social work employment. Even if you're just thinking about a career in social work, exploring these links can give you an idea of the range of social work positions available, the credentials required and the salaries offered.
The Academic and Career Advisement Center at NMU is a good place to begin exploring career options.
Career Services is another important on-campus resource for getting you on your way to locating professional employment. In addition to job listings, you'll get assistance with preparing a resume and advice on conducting a job search.
Some human service organizations post position vacancies on their own Web sites. Try these local and regional employers:
- Northcare—Upper Peninsula regional organization with links to mental health centers across the U.P.
- Pathways to Healthy Living--Pathways is a multi-county community health agency serving Marquette, Delta and Luce Counties.
- Marquette General Health System
- Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan--This organization provides a variety of child welfare services such as group homes throughout the Upper Peninsula.
- Child and Family Services of Upper Michigan--This agency has adoption, foster care and other child and family services throughout the Upper Peninsula. Their page also has links to other Child and Family Services agencies throughout Michigan.
- Great Lakes Recovery--is a substance abuse treatment organization with offices throughout Michigan in addition to their facilities in Marquette.
Employment information for people with disabilities is available from the Social Security Administration.
The Michigan Career Builder is a web site operated by the Detroit News. It often carries job information on positions throughout the state. Browse this site to get an idea of the diversity of social work jobs and typical salary levels.
Illinois Chapter of NASW site provides information and links to employment sources in Illinois.
Michigan Chapter of NASW has a limited listing of job openings in our state. The Web-site is relatively new and should provide more listings in the future.
Michigan Community Health This web site does not have employment listings, but it does provide information about community mental health and substance abuse services in Michigan. You can also get a list of community mental health agencies in Michigan and contact them directly regarding possible openings.
Michigan Civil Service Department is the source for state civil service career information.
Minnesota Department of Human Services. This site provides access to social work related positions throughout Minnesota as well as other employment opportunities under the state merit system. The Hennepin County site is a good web site for the Twin Cities area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) publishes a monthly newsletter for members. NASW also maintains NASW Job Links, an on-line service for social work positions. Many of these positions require an MSW degree, but it's worth checking out this site, especially for exploring future career possibilities.
The New Social Worker On-Line Career Center The New Social Worker is a social work student organization. Their site includes a wide variety of links to social work employment Internet sites.
Social Service .com advertises itself as the place to begin your career search. It does provide information on a broad range of human service related employment.
Social Work and Social Services Jobs On Line is a career information site maintained by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Job openings are listed throughout the nation. Although primarily graduate school oriented, this is a good site for exploring the diversity of social work employment opportunities that exist on a national scale.
State of Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations Opportunities for Wisconsin civil service jobs can be found at this site.