Career Resources

The following is a listing of helpful websites for to aid in your career search. Included in this page are links to job search websites, professional associations, industry analysis and trends, and much more. View some of the current job opportunities.

Social Work Career Resources

Charity Channel
CharityChannel is a resource that connects you to your nonprofit colleagues across town, across the country, and around the world. Provides career search online.

Council on Social Work Education
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides national leadership and a forum for collective action designed to ensure the preparation of competent social work professionals. CSWE's main responsibility is to promote and maintain the quality of social work education.

NonprofiTalent

Nonprofit organizations need passionate and talented individuals to help achieve their missions. They may be employees, interns, volunteers or board members. Nonprofits can post openings here where they will attract diverse individuals looking to bring their talents to nonprofits and social impact organizations. 

Find the talent to advance your mission - NonprofiTalent

Idealist
Extensive job search of over 4,000 openings. 

National Association of Social Workers and NASW Pennsylvania Chapter
This section includes links to the NASW national homepage and state chapters in addition to social work associations around the world.

The New Social Worker
The New Social Worker is published quarterly and is geared toward social work students and recent graduates, but contains a wide range of information of interest to all social workers.

North American Association of Christian Social Workers
NACSW web site includes job postings for a range of experience levels.

Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is the national online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

The Social Service Job Site
Job seekers can review employment opportunities and post resumes online.

Social Work Job Bank
Social Work Job Bank, managed by The New Social Worker, is a state-of-the-art online job board and career center devoted to helping professional social workers and employers find the perfect match.

Academia

Academic Careers Online

Since 1998, is an academic job site where universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and around the globe, advertise faculty, adjunct, post doc, library, endowed chairs, administrative and senior management jobs. There is no charge for applicant services. To search jobs and/or open an applicant account at Academic Careers Online then select "Applicants Enter Here." Your resume will be visible within seconds to employers.

Academic Employment Network 
Educational employment opportunities for teachers and other school-related workers.

American College Personnel Association
User can view all positions or positions listed by functional area, such as career services, counseling, residential life, senior level positions, student activities, or other.

Chronicle of Higher Education Careers
Searchable database of opportunities with over 1,400 institutions.

Children, Youth and Families

Child Welfare League of America
Founded in 1920, the Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families. CWLA Career Center offers a searchable database of jobs.

Children's Defense Fund
Since 1973, the Children's Defense Fund existed to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak out for themselves. They pay particular attention to the needs of poor, minority, and disabled children.

Children's Hope International
This organization facilitates the international adoption of children. The website often includes job openings.

Gerontology

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers.

American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

American Society on Aging (ASA)

The largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)  

Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor. Programs help older people remain healthy and independent, find jobs, increase access to benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society. NCOA is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.

Social Workers in Aging Practice (SWAP)

(A Practice Council of the Southwest Division of NASW-PA)

Co-Chair: Joan Krueger

swappa@live.com

1 (800) 272-6279

Southwest Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging (SWPPA)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging (SWPPA) is a regional coalition of individuals and groups who are committed to the well being of an aging population. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst to promote policies, programs and system change which will improve the quality of life of older adults.

Government/Policy

Allegheny County (PA) Job Opportunities
List of positions available within Allegheny County (PA)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. Search opportunities.

Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute / Diversified Care Management
Great Lakes provides comprehensive professional services to the public and non- profit community. Follow careers link to view current openings.

Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program
The Department of Health and Human Service Emerging Leaders Program is an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Candidates selected to participate in the program will have: access to experts in their chosen fields to serve as mentors; opportunities to work directly with HHS leaders; formal training and professional development available throughout the two-year internship program.

Partnership for Public Service
The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. Visit the site for comprehensive information on federal employment strategies and opportunities.

Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission
Pennsylvania job search system.

Urban Institute
Center for nonpartisan economic and public policy research. Visit the careers page for listings of opportunities.

USAJOBS
U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.

Health, Mental Health and Addictions

Allied Health Careers
Employment opportunities across the country.

American Case Management Association

The nation’s largest non-profit association exclusively for Hospital/Health System Case Managers. The Career Link page offers national listings of case and care management positions.

American Red Cross Official Home Page
A section on career opportunities, a local chapter finder, news, and information on community disaster education.

Centers for Disease Control
CDC, the Nation's Prevention Agency, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and seeks to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling, injury, and disability. See detailed information on fellowships and internships. 

Medical/Health Care Jobs
This jobs database allows you to search by field/position, location, education, duration, salary, or internship. Another service does the job searching for you for free. There are Specialty pages for particular employment categories. A directory of all companies is available, or you can search for a company based upon criteria.

National Federation for the Blind
This page includes, under Resources, a link to job opportunities for the blind.

National Institutes of Health 
Listings for positions at NIH along with links to job application forms.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Planned Parenthood is the world's oldest and largest voluntary family planning organization. Jobs at Planned Parenthood affiliates are listed under "Getting in Touch."

Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC)  

The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association, 1300 members strong, dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

With a team of about 48,000 employees, UPMC serves the health needs of more than 4 million people each year, improving lives in western Pennsylvania– and beyond – through redefined models of health care delivery and superb clinical outcomes. Search job openings, including many Social Work positions.

Social and Economic Development

Alliance for Justice
The Alliance for Justice is an association of environmental, civil rights, consumer and women's organizations dedicated to the survival and growth of public interest advocacy. The Alliance works to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, to strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy and to foster the next generation of advocates.

American Council for Voluntary International Action
A coalition of more than 150 non-profit organizations working worldwide. It is the United States' leading advocate for humanitarian assistance to the world's poor.

Community Career Center
This site provides jobs and information on community-based development and human services.

developmentAID.org
The one-stop-information-shop for the developmental sector,
experts can find jobs on our job board or get them delivered directly to their mailboxes. They can also post their resumes in our roster and broadcast their CV to over 1250 of the world's top consultancy organizations and charities!

DevNetJobs.org
International development job opportunities

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that believes that all human beings deserve a simple, decent place to live on terms they can afford. They offer a hand-up, instead of a hand-out; a unique and wonderful opportunity for families in need to build and own their own affordable homes.

Relief Web
Lists positions for those interested in humanitarian efforts. Found under Professional Resources/Vacancies link.

United Nations
The UN Headquarters Homepage includes information on global issues, resources, departments, photos, conferences, and more.

United Way of America
United Way of Allegheny County
The United Way of America is a national system of volunteers, contributors, and local charities built upon the proven effectiveness of local organizations in helping people in their own community.

The World Bank
Consists of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the International Finance Corporation, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Volunteer and Service Organizations

Corporation for National and Community Service 
The Corporation for National and Community Service coordinates several service programs including AmeriCorps NCCC and AmeriCorps*VISTA.

Peace Corps  
Everything you need to know about becoming a Peace Corps volunteer.

Teach For America
Teach For America members are recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-served urban and rural public schools. Currently, teachers are being placed in thirteen geographic areas. This site includes program and application information, and resources for teachers.

Youth Service America SERVEnet
SERVEnet lists both volunteer (look under "Volunteer Now") and paid positions (look under "The Source.")

Social Work Licensure and Other Certifications

American Association of Marital and Family Therapy
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. AAMFT represents the professional interests of more than 24,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Association of Social Work Boards
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the association of boards that regulate social work. ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examination used across the country and in several Canadian provinces, and is a central resource for information on the legal regulation of social work. ASWB is also available to help individual social workers and social work students with questions they may have about licensing and the social work examinations.

Continuing Education
The Continuing Education office within the School of Social Work provides ongoing credentialing, licensure and skill-building opportunities.  

Employee Assistance Professional Association
The Employee Assistance Professionals Association, established in 1971, is made up of individuals and organizations dedicated to maximizing workplace effectiveness through prevention, identification and resolution of productivity issues.

National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling works to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. Information on licensure is available.

NASW Pennsylvania Chapter 
Information on clinical and other licensing issues within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Social Work Examination Services
SWES offers intensive courses for recent graduates and experienced practitioners taking all levels of AASSWB Social Work Licensing Examinations in every state.

General Job Search

The Black Collegian
A career site for professionals and students of color.

CareerMagazine
Job openings, employers profiles, articles, resume bank, cartoons, salary resources, and relocation information.

CareerBuilder
Includes searchable jobs database, descriptive listings of employers, a place to post your resume, opportunities and programs for students, online job fairs, a resume guide, and links to international job sites.

Career One Stop
Focuses on state employment home pages and allows searches by code and keyword.

Career Resource Center
This site has a variety of resources - job postings, employer links, career resources, education information, links to other job sites on the Internet, newsgroups, and general business information. There is also an alpha index and a geographic location index by which you can find job-related and other information.

CareerSite
Features a concept matching on their jobs database, lists featured employers, and allows you to respond electronically to job opportunities as well as to submit your resume.

Employment Guide
Job seekers can search by category, state/country, and/or employer. Career and interest testing is available, along with job fairs and online resume listing.

Hispanic-Jobs
Jobs for bilingual/Spanish speaking professionals.

Imagine Pittsburgh

One-stop portal for jobs in the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

JobSearchUSA

Ranked one of the Top Publicly Recommended Job Boards from the U.S. Department of Labor's "Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge" in early 2010.

Monster
Keyword search all jobs, or search jobs alphabetically. You can also look through lists of Online Career Center members, by industry, by state, city, display ad, or agency/search firms.

What Color is Your Parachute: The Net Guide
This guide outlines uses of the Internet for job hunting and provides links to related sites. 

Social Work Industry Information and Analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Overview and projections on the profession of social work by the US Department of Labor.

Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership
The GPNP is an alliance of area nonprofits working to improve the viability, impact and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector. Browse their membership of over 250 area nonprofits.

GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is a place to find, review, and talk about great -- and perhaps not yet great -- nonprofits. Much like Amazon book reviews or consumer reviews site (Epinions, Zagats, TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.), the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have been touched by a nonprofit and want to share their story about it. You'll see on our site stories of people who have volunteered for or donated to nonprofits and stories of people who have received services.

Human Services
Created by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the United Way of Allegheny County (PA), this site provides valuable listings of area human service providers. 

2010 Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey
Provided by the United Way of Allegheny County (PA), the Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey offers valuable compensation analysis on over 100 positions within the nonprofit sector. This is a great resource to utilize when weighing employment offers and negotiating salary.