What do employers in the Social Work field look for in their employees?
I am asking this question because I am graduating soon with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, and I would like to be the ideal candidate for the positions in my career field of interest. #humanservices #socialwork #career
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Decision making skills, desk management, empathy, dependability. Employers need to know you are committed to assisting families with achieving their goals and not completing the families goals for them, working qlog side of the families.
From my experience, you need to have the empathy to understand the case, the passion to help everyone who needs help, and the willingness to listen so that the case will feel at ease and take the initiative to work with you.
In my experience a lot of employers want experience. That’s something that isn’t always there in great quantities when you’ve just graduated. I know social work programs have internship requirements but I don’t know about human services. Many places are willing to train you if you already have some small amount of experience in a human services related field. If you don’t have any experience in the field whatsoever, consider volunteering or working in an inpatient behavioral hospital or residential setting.