FREE Self-Paced Online Salary Negotiation Resource

Shared by AAUW:

AAUW Work Smart Online is a FREE self-paced online salary negotiation workshop, designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay.

Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience, and ask for – and get – the pay they deserve.

Start your online salary negotiation course now by registering here!

About AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since their founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW is training 10 million women to negotiate their financial futures by 2022.

FREE TRAINING: Social Media, Suicide Prevention, and Youth

From Social Work Helper, a progressive media outlet dedicated to providing news, information, resources, and entertainment related to social work, social justice, and social good.

The relationship between suicide prevention and social media is a complex one, especially for youth.

At the Global Social Welfare Digital Summit 2018, Sean Erreger presented on some of the latest research focused on suicide prevention, youth, and social media. He also provides information on where to interact with fellow professionals who are accelerating the conversation about social media and suicide prevention.

View the presentation here. The powerpoint for this presentation is also available for download.

Free Training Opportunity: The LGBTQ Institute For Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center

From CSSW Alumna Lindsey Hennawi ’17:

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center is now accepting applications! Spots are currently open for the next two cohorts: a condensed cycle running April through June of 2019, and the next full-length cycle which will run July through December 2019. Please encourage your staff to apply here – the deadline to apply is March 13th.

LIFT is an exciting, completely free opportunity to gain additional knowledge in order to help create and sustain affirming homes for LGBTQ youth. Staff members who are currently working with families or supervising staff members working with families are great candidates. Individuals with an LMSW or LCSW are eligible for certification from The Center and up to 54 CEU credits. Individuals without a license, or another license such as an LMFT or LMHC, are still eligible for certification from The Center and are encouraged to apply.

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program:

  • Is the first and only LGBTQ specific family therapy certification program in the greater New York City area

  • Meets the needs of clinicians who work with families involved with ACS across the five boroughs

  • Offered over either a six-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month) or three-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month with independent work completed between sessions)

  • Confers 54 CEU credits for LMSWs and LCSWs upon completion

  • May be used in lieu of current ACS LGBTQ in-service training requirements

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Hennawi, Family Permanency Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 646.358.1703

4 Steps to Crafting a Competitive Resume

Drafting a compelling resume that immediately captures the attention of a prospective field supervisor or hiring manager takes work. Whether you are updating your resume for field placement or for a job, taking the following steps in the process can help you get noticed.

  1. Identify your target. Towards what issue or causes do you want to direct your energy, and how? Think not only about the nature of the job or role, but the type or organization, work setting, and population you want to serve.
  2. Assess the organization’s needs and goals. To demonstrate how you can best contribute to an organization, you need to understand the knowledge, skills, and abilities they’re seeking first. Review organizations’ websites and job descriptions to get a better sense of their mission and goals, and the type of talent they need to achieve those goals. Students preparing resumes for 2nd year field placements can gain additional insight into the different organizations, their work, and the qualities they seek by speaking with the Associate Directors of Field Education and 2nd years currently in those placements. Job seekers can reach out to their personal and professional network, including those within the CSSW LinkedIn Group.
  3. Brainstorm relevant experience. The best way to convey that you would be a strong candidate for any position is by aligning the organizations’ needs with your demonstrated qualifications. Think of examples of how you’ve successfully accomplished similar goals, projects, and initiatives. (Tip: Use their job description — in particular, their section on tasks and responsibilities — as a guide.)
  4. Create impact statements. Now that you’ve collected evidence of your sought-after abilities, draft concise bullets that highlight the action that you took (knowledge or skill that you’ve applied) and the impact that you had on your organization and the communities you’ve served. Effective impact statements start with strong action verbs and provide specific and concise details about what you achieved, how you achieved it, and for what purpose.

For additional tips and strategies on how to write effective resumes, go to the “Resume Writing” folder in the Document Library within Career Connect.

Devex’s Career Navigator, A Comprehensive Global Development Resource

Are you interested in global development? Whether you’re a student or recent graduate looking to break into the field or experienced professional weighing different opportunities, Devex’s Career Navigator is a useful resource to explore. Get tips on writing your CV, making a career transition, acing your next interview, and more.

Devex connects and informs 800,000+ development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding and career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.

Additional resources for careers in global development, such as Impactpool, can be found in the Document Library of Career Connect within the International Social Work / Development folder.

HRSA’s Regional Virtual Job Fairs February and March 2019

Message from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):

HRSA’s Regional Virtual Job Fairs February and March 2019

Network with employers and explore educational loan repayment opportunities!

HRSA’s Virtual Job Fairs are online recruitment events that connect students, trainees, and clinicians with health care delivery organizations. The goal of this upcoming Virtual Job Fair is to connect current and future clinicians who are providing substance use disorder services with health care organizations located in underserved communities.

HRSA is hosting four regional events in February and March. At no cost, join the HRSA Virtual Job Fairs to connect and network with health care organizations. You’ll be presented with hundreds of open positions, hear details about relocation, benefit packages, and populations served. Please choose the correct event based on your location preference.

  1. East Coast: Register for the February 26 event (4:45-7:00pm ET) if you are interested in working in an organization located within HHS Regions 1 thru 4. (Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Islands, South Carolina, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia).
  2. North/South Central: Register for the February 28 event (3:45-6:00pm CT) if you are interested in working in an organization located within HHS Regions 5 and 6(Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin).
  3. Mountain/Plains: Register for the March 5 event (3:45-6:00pm MT if you are interested in working in an organization located within HHS Regions 7 and 8(Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming).
  4. West Coast: Register for the March 7 event (4:45-7:00pm PT) if you are interested in working in an organization located within HHS Regions 9 and 10(Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, WashingtonAmerican Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau).

After registering, participants may prepare for the Virtual Job Fair by building a searchable professional profile on the Health Workforce Connector. You can highlight and share your professional experiences, education, and employment preferences with organizations searching for qualified candidates like you! With over 6,000 job opportunities throughout 23,000+ organizations, the Connector helps future and current health professionals find careers in underserved communities.

  • For current NHSC or Nurse Corps program recipients, click here to use your current portal credentials to log in.
  • For all others, click here to set up a new account.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get real-time answers to your employment questions. To participate, you need a computer, smart phone, or other mobile technology with access to the Internet.

Visit the Virtual Job Fair website to learn more.

Build Your Searchable Profile on the Health Workforce Connector

Tamer Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships | Application Being Accepted Starting March 1

Are you working at an organization with social or environmental value this summer? You may be eligible for the Tamer Center Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program!

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise provides financial support to undergraduate/graduate students engaged in summer internships with social and environmental value. You may be eligible to apply if:

  • You are a non-graduating student (currently in year 1 or 2 of a graduate program or an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior)
  • You will be working at a social venture or a social or environmental entrepreneurship-focused organization which is less than 7 years old (or solely dedicated to social enterprise)
  • Your internship is 6-10 weeks long, full-time, and concludes on or about August 31

For complete guidelines, please visit our website or contact us at: [email protected]

Congratulations to Jennifer So ’18 on Getting Published in the Asian Journal of Public Policy!

Congratulations to Jennifer So ‘18 on the recent publication of her article, “Supporting Variability in Women’s Lifestyles: A Study of Single-motherhood Transition in South Korea and Japan,” co-authored by Jiajia Zhou, SIPA ’18, in the Asian Journal of Public Policy.

The paper evolved from a course paper written in Professor Qin Gao’s Global Social Policy class last spring and addresses potential solutions to the challenges single mothers in South Korea and Japan face in balancing employment prospects with child-rearing responsibilities within the existing welfare policies. Kudos to Jennifer and Jiajia on this wonderful achievement!