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Employers of Social Work majors in IL

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers, clinical social workers, also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, and private practices. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and two years of post-master experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice. The median annual wage for social workers was $44,200 in May 2012. Employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for health care and social services, but will vary by specialty.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Healthcare Social Workers
Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Social and Human Service Assistants
Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

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Company City State
Medical Rehabilitation Centers, LLC
William Rainey Harper College Educational Foundation
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Great Lakes Galleys
Illinois Department of Human Services
Ann Kiley Developmental Center
Pipe Fitters Training Fund Local Union 597
Illinois Department of Human Services
Elisabeth Ldman Dvlpmental Ctr
Pioneer Center For Human Services
County of Cook
Criminal Division - ADM Bldg
Illinois Department of Human Services
W G Murray Developmental Ctr
City of Chicago
Department Fmly & Support Svcs
Evangelical Retirement Homes of Greater Chicago, Incorporated
Friendship Village Schaumburg
Casa Central Social Services Corporat
Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
The Auxiliary of La Grange Memorial Hospital
Rock River Valley Self-Help Enterprises
Presbyterian Homes
Westminster Place
Rosecrance Health Network
Tk Behavioral, LLC
Timberline Knolls
The Washington and Jane Smith Home
Smith Crossings
Historic Preservation Agency
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Community Living Options Inc
Fayette Companies
Ray Graham Association For People With Disabilities
Fox Valley Park District
Victor C. Neumann Association, Inc.
Envision Unlimited
C. A. R. C.
The Allendale Association
Franciscan Village Inc
Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc.
Physician Referral Services
Residential Alternatives of Illinois, Inc.
FRANCIS HOUSE THE
Illinois Growth Enterprises, Inc.
GROWTH ENTERPRISES
Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Jewish Community Center
Asi Inc
Special Education Association of Peoria County
S E A P C O
The Ponds of Wealshire L L C
Wealshire and Ponds, The
Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.
HRDI
National Safety Council
Nsc
United Methodist Village Inc
UNITED METHODIST VILLAGE INC
Chicago Housing Authority
Albany Terrace
Little Friends, Inc.
Sertoma Centre Inc.
Envision Unlimited
Halas Vocational Center
Community High School District 94 Educational Foundation, Inc.
Community Support Services, Inc.
Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Chicago
Sasnt Joseph Day Care
Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Chicago
Catholic Charities
Gateway Foundation, Inc.
Covenant Village of Northbrook
Capital Senior Living Corporation
Independence Village
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