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March is National Social Work Month

Mar 5, 2020 | Blog, Careers

This month, we embrace a new decade honoring social workers of all ages by embarking on a campaign to inform the public, policymakers, and legislators about the way social workers help their clients every day.

Not sure what social workers do? Please watch this brief video from the National Association of Social Workers to learn more.

Social Work is a Growing Profession

Currently, there are over 700,000 individuals employed in the social work field and that number is expected to grow by eleven percent in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You will find social workers in almost every element of our society. They are in:

  • Schools, helping students deal with trauma, bullying, and the opioid crisis. They also protect children who’ve been neglected or mistreated.
  • Veterans Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Mental Health Facilities, helping individuals on their path to recovery
  • Corporations

In general, social workers strive to make our lives better – whether it has been to lobby for better access to mental health care, the implementation of Social Security, and even the enactment of the minimum wage.

This infographic highlights the role of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers.

Meet Denise Smith, Our Social Worker Extraordinaire

Denise joined the Jefferson County Coleman Professional Services business unit in 2015 as a part-time Outpatient Therapist. From the start, the staff at Coleman were impressed with her administrative skills, such as program monitoring and supporting our compliance of standards.

Denise was successful in assisting Coleman’s clients in moving toward their recovery success. She helped her peers with their caseload organization and worked on-call. As a result of her hard work, she was promoted to a full-time Director, overseeing our Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST), a case management program for children and adolescents and Access, our 24/7 support service for those experiencing a mental health emergency.

In 2020, she’s implementing an Access Clinic at Gill House, coaching her employees and helping them to grow professionally, and serving as a leader in the development of our new Jefferson County Crisis Stabilization Unit.

Coleman Professional Services Urges You to Learn More about Social Work

Please consider this rewarding vocation by becoming a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Please thank a social worker today. They are often the hardworking individuals behind the scenes of many doctors, nurses, school principals, and administrators.

Join Our Team

Coleman Professional Services currently has more than 20 openings for those with a LSW or LISW credentials and is actively seeking caring, passionate professionals applicants for both fulltime and part-time positions throughout our growing 10-county footprint.

We have an immediate need to fill the following NEWLY posted positions:

  • Crisis Intake Worker/Crisis Specialist – FT (Flexible Schedule) – Jefferson County. Ohio
  • Therapist (Adolescent) – FT – Portage County, Ohio
  • Therapist LISW/LPCC – FT – Allen County, Ohio
  • Intake Specialist – FT – Mahoning County, Ohio
  • Emergency Mental Health Therapist/Crisis Counselor – PT – Summit County, Ohio

Coleman is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Click here for more information.

Coleman Professional Services is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Social Work at Coleman Professional Services is #MoreThanAJob

Social workers transform lives and help families build a brighter future.
Apply for an open position today or forward this blog post to a family member or friend looking for a truly rewarding career in social work.