Become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
- 13% job growth for social workers1
- 17% job growth for social and community service managers2
- 90,700 new social work jobs through 20291
Demand for trained social workers is on the rise and projected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations over the next decade. Greenville’s online Bachelor of Social Work program qualifies you for initial direct social work practice and BSW careers in all 50 states.
Prepare for success as a licensed social worker (LSW) and turn your passion for helping others into a meaningful career. When you finish your program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate study or hold BSW careers in school districts, child services agencies, churches, healthcare organizations, and more.
Social workers play a vital role in every community by offering support, advocacy, and resources to individuals, families, and groups. In direct practice, typical career paths might include case management, care coordination, and community health work. Professional responsibilities for social workers often include assessing client needs, responding to crisis situations, maintaining case records, and working with community leaders to improve public programs and policy.
Social and Community Service Manager
Social and community services managers are human services professionals who oversee programs and organizations designed to improve public health and welfare. They often serve as administrators, leading teams of staff and volunteers. Other responsibilities include maintaining budgets, planning outreach efforts, training new staff members, and evaluating their programs’ effectiveness.
Social Work Practice Areas:
- Child and family
- Community outreach
- Mental health
- School social work
- Substance abuse
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When you complete this program, you will be able to:
- Go where others are taught to avoid, including talking openly about difficult subjects and saying hard but necessary things.
- Conduct biopsychosocial assessments, active listening, contracting, and preparing for practice.
- Utilize advocacy skills to advocate for clients.
- Demonstrate care, competency, and professional demeanor with clients and colleagues while creating community collaborations to best enhance clients’ opportunities for future success.
- Understand the importance of self-care for you and your clients.
- Navigate complex community and government programs, ethical dilemmas, and cultural conflicts.
- Appreciate the strengths, challenges, and mutual benefits of every client program while learning to align your Christian faith within the practice of social work and examining values and biases in the context of the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics.
- Conduct empirical research and use research to improve practice outcomes and advocate for policy changes.
Greenville University is here to support you during your program and after graduation.
Contact the Office of Career Services at (618) 664–6655 for more information.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social Workers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social and Community Service Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm.