NYC Civil Services Exams for Social Workers | Apply by October 27

NYC civil service exams are now open for the following roles!

Exam filing date: 10/7/20 – 10/27/20 | Exam Fee: $68.00

View the Notice of Exams (NOE) for more information including what both jobs involve and require, and how to apply. To learn more about NYC civil service and the exam process, review DCAS’s employment page.

Making the Most of Employer On-Campus Recruitment Events

Want to learn about organizations seeking to hire you for full-time opportunities? We have a number of employers visiting our campus over the next several weeks starting February 11 on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:50 PM.

Take advantage of these events to connect with representatives, gain insight into what they’re looking for in candidates, and enhance your chances of landing a job! Below is the schedule for February. Alumni are also welcome.

See a full list of confirmed employers here.

Here are a few ways to make the most of the events and stand out from the crowd:

  • Research the organization beforehand to get a sense of their services, impact, and the communities they serve
  • Prepare an elevator pitch and ensure that you arrive on time to make a good first impression
  • Ask thoughtful questions that demonstrate your knowledge, interest, and curiosity to learn more about their organization, values, and culture
  • Inquire about opportunities for growth, training, and professional development, as well as transferable skills they value, especially if you are a career changer or don’t yet meet certain requirements
  • Collect business cards, so you can follow up to personally thank them (BONUS: Reference something you learned from the session to make yourself even more memorable!)

Getting Started with the Job Search Process

Whether you plan to apply for a summer internship or post-grad opportunity, there are steps you can take now to prepare, including drafting a target list of employers. You can begin this process by:

  • Researching organizations you want to work for based on their mission and impact. Not sure where to start? Check out the links in the Employer Research folder within the Document Library of Career Connect.
  • Identifying opportunities within these organizations that align with your knowledge, skills, and interests.
  • Making connections and conducting informational interviews with people working at these organizations in roles that you hope to attain.

Learn more at our Job Search Workshop on Tuesday, October 27 from 1:00 to 1:50 PM in Room C06! There will be another workshop for those seeking summer opportunities on Thursday, November 14.

Center for Court Innovation (CCI) + Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) Recruitment Session | Tuesday, October 22

UPDATE: There will also be representatives from Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), a non-profit committed to increasing public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community.


Join us to meet and connect with representatives from the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit dedicated to creating a more humane and effective justice system.

Center for Court Innovation (CCI) + Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) Recruitment Session
Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 – 1:50 PM
CSSW Room C06

Register here

Those interested in criminal justice reform, alternatives to incarceration, restorative justice, violence reduction, and survivor support are highly encouraged to attend. They will be a number of social worker opportunities opening up, and this will a great opportunity to learn about them, what the day-to-day might look like in these roles, and how CCI is making an impact in the field as a whole.

About CCI

Originally founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world. Read more about them on their website.

About CASES

CASES envisions a city in which a person’s previous criminal involvement or behavioral health does not limit the opportunity to realize his or her life. Through continuous innovation and the strategic disruption of ineffective responses to crime, addition, and mental illness, they aim to create solutions for some of the city’s most difficult public safety and public health challenges. Read more about them on their website.

Meet with Recruiters Online at Next HRSA Virtual Job Fair | August 7, 2019

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s virtual job fairs connect healthcare sites with job-seeking primary care trainees and practicing clinicians.

Attend the next HRSA Virtual Job Fair on August 7, 2019, 6:45 – 10:45 PM EST

  • Meet hundreds of recruiters
  • Find more than 1,000 training and employment opportunities
  • Receive real-time answers from site staff
  • Learn about loan repayment

All you’ll need is a computer, smart phone or tablet with Internet to access the virtual job fair.

Register here

watch video about the benefits of attending a HRSA virtual job fair

2019 ACS Prevention Services Career Fair | Tuesday, April 16

The ACS Division of Prevention Services invites graduating BSW and MSW students to meet with representatives from prevention service agencies servicing all five boroughs within New York City. Employers include Good Shepherd Services, Seamen’s Society for Children, JCCA, New Alternatives for Children, and more.

Bilingual students are especially encouraged to attend.

DATE: April 16, 2019
TIME: 11:45 am – Registration Opens; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Career Fair
LOCATION: Nicholas Scopetta Children’s Center – 492 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016

This is a no cost, FREE event. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to melly.bello@acs.nyc.gov

Nationally, New York City is at the forefront in providing prevention programs to support families. ACS has steadily increased the availability of prevention programs to include evidence-based models that are shown to improve overall child and family well-being. Thousands of families are receiving intensive counseling services tailored to their needs. Services such as parenting coaching, helps parents cope with the pressures they face to raise healthy children.

So You Attended the MSW Job Fair — Now What?

Kudos to those who braved the crowds to meet and connect with employers at last week’s MSW Job Fair! We hope you were able to walk away with valuable information about potential opportunities you could pursue post-graduation. Here are a few follow-up steps to take, now that the fair is over:

  • Get organized. Jot down what you learned about your target organizations, including recruiter contact information (if provided), open opportunities, and sought after skills and attributes not explicitly stated on their websites.
  • Update your marketing material. Incorporate information and feedback you received from the recruiters, and ensure that your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reflect the qualifications they’re seeking.
  • Follow up. Did the recruiters ask you to send them your resume or submit your application online? Make sure to do so and also send a follow-up email to thank them for their time and to reiterate your interest. You can also try to connect with them on LinkedIn. (NOTE: Not all recruiters accept requests.)
  • Reflect on the experience. Take a moment to assess how you think you managed the experience. Did you feel prepared? What did you do well? What could you have done better? For tips on improving for the future, feel free to schedule an appointment with the Career Services team.
  • Keep the momentum going. Job fairs are a great way to make connections and learn about openings, but your search should not end there. Take advantage of on- and off-campus recruitment events, including the Site Visit to Fresnius Kidney Care on March 29, and networking opportunities, such as the Networking Night at the Columbia Club on April 4, to gain additional leads and insights.

Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Attention Students, trainees, and clinicians! 

Are you seeking opportunities in mental/behavioral health and/or addiction professions? Check out this upcoming virtual job fair hosted by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)!

Wednesday, October 17: 6:45 pm – 10:15 pm ET

Employers will be looking for behavioral health clinicians including Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists before and after the event. Create your searchable profile on the Health Workforce Connector to be sure they can find you.

Benefits
  • See the world without leaving home
    They have gathered employers from all over the United States, and they’ll all be available to you in a single virtual space.
  • Get connected
    Dozens of recruiters will be online and eager to meet with you.
  • Choose your opportunity
    Take your pick among hundreds of jobs available in communities across the nation.
Potential Employers
  • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Private Practices
  • Community Outpatient Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • American Indian Health Facilities
  • State or Local Health Departments
  • Rural Health Clinics (certified) (RHCs)
  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • School Based Clinics
  • Substance Use Disorder Facility