Career Resources

General 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

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.

Nonprofit Talent

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. 

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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. 

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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. 
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 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.

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Volunteer and Service Organizations

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.")

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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.

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General Job Search

Diversity Employers 
A career site for professionals and students of color.

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.

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.

Jobs for bilingual/Spanish speaking professionals.

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. or ZipRecruiter for Social Work Students 

The #1 rated job search app on iOS and Android*. Create your profile in minutes and apply to jobs anywhere, anytime with a single tap.

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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.

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.

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