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What is macro social work and what makes it different from other types of social work? To start, the social work field can be broken down into types of practice: macro, mezzo, and micro social work. The scope of work for the social worker depends on which category they practice within.

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Yeshiva Blog Intl Social Worker

If you’ve been thinking that a job in international social work sounds like the right mix of passion and adventure, you may be right! However, there are many things you may want to consider before you jump into social work jobs overseas. While most of the innate traits of a social worker will serv...

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Yeshiva Blog Social Worker

If you’re wondering what it takes to become a social worker, and if this is a career you would be successful in, there are several things to consider. Being a social worker is a challenging but immensely rewarding career path. If you are an empathetic person who truly wants to make a difference in...

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Valuing human development over a lifespan is one of the core values of the social work profession, and this is certainly true for those who specialize in geriatric social work. Social workers become closely involved with the challenges of their clients, and there is a growing need for social workers...

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Chances are you are interested in the field of social work because you’ve been told you possess one or more of the skills needed to be a social worker. But what are the social work skills required to launch you into a fulfilling and successful career?

1. Communication

Actively listening to cli...

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Yeshiva Blog Specialties

Social work is a demanding but tremendously rewarding career path with as many different areas of specialty as there are populations in need of support. Once you’ve decided that you want to be a social worker, you may find yourself wondering, "What field of social work is right for me?"

The diff...

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Yeshiva Job Interview

Congratulations! Your impressive resume and well-crafted cover letter have made such an impression that you’re now scheduled to interview for a social work position. This is a great opportunity to let your personality shine through and demonstrate your passion for helping people. It's natural to f...

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Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work

Identifying and Understanding Common Challenges

Social workers routinely encounter a variety of complex situations—some heartbreaking, some inspirational—that can involve children, indigents, the mentally ill and more. While social workers are well-trained for any situation they may encounter on...

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The Benefits of Getting a Master’s in Social Work

Does your work leave you personally satisfied and professionally fulfilled at the end of each day? Are your day-to-day efforts helping to move society forward, or are they helping people better navigate the world? And if the answer to either or bot...

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How Social Workers Can Stay Physically and Emotionally Energized

Burnout isn't uncommon within high-stress fields. Careers that are emotionally or physically intense can wear a person out and create a situation in which they no longer feel like themselves. When someone is burned out, they may not even be able to take on their normal responsibilities, or at least not work to their full potential. This can become a particularly problematic reality when social workers burn out.

Social work burnout seems particularly common. While this is a career associated with serving others and impacting the world in a meaningful way, it's also incredibly demanding. It can put a professional through significant mental and physical strain while also requiring a considerable investment of time and effort.

So how do social workers avoid burnout and handle the intensity of their work? Below, we've outlined four lifestyle habits that can help social workers deal with stress and stay burnout free.

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