2 Why Social Work? Salary Licensure Graduate School
3 Why Social Work? Caring Profession Diverse Job Opportunities Hot Job Classification Increasing Salaries Professional Standards Important Research
4 Caring Profession Social Workers make a difference in the world by helping individuals, groups, families and communities in need. Social Workers are the primary providers of mental health treatment in the country! Social Workers advocate for the disadvantaged in all areas of the profession!
5 Psychotherapy Social Workers with MSW degrees are the primary providers of counseling and psychotherapy interventions for individuals, families, couples and groups in the United States.
6 Individual, Family and Group Counseling Case management School social work Advocacy Lobbyist Administrator/management Juvenile justice officer Marital/couples therapy Diverse Job Opportunities
7 JOB OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUED Medical Social Work Work with the aged Hospice Community Organization Teaching Child abuse and care advocates Adoption and foster care workers
8 JOB OPPORTUNITY AND VARIETY Time magazine Hot Job! Social Casework Medical Social Workers School Social Workers Clinical Social Workers Administration and Management Community Organization Social Policy and Research
9 Hot Job 0 Employment of social workers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to an increase in demand for health care and social services but will vary by specialty. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011)
10 Class of 2014
11 Did you know. The median salary for a social worker in 2014 was $51,236 for BSW social workers and $60,837 for MSW level social workers (salaries.com)
12 Social Work Standards Strong Code of Ethics Licensure Education Credentialing Academy of Clinical Social Workers
13 1st Annual Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction Spring 2015
14 Why Saint Francis University? Small Upper-level class size Cohort Activity oriented Excellent Field Instruction Perfect Graduation School Acceptance Outstanding faculty
15 These Hands Won t Hurt Pledge
16 Small Upper-level Classes Saint Francis University Social Work practice classes average between 8-15 students. This gives you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to be a social worker with a great deal of attention from the faculty!
17 Cohort Once you enter the social work program, you will be taking many of your classes with the same students. This gives you the opportunity to develop relationships and bonds that go well beyond your years here. While here, you will find a great deal of support is available within the program and its members!
18 Just some students! Class of 2013 Take Back the Night
19 Activity Oriented The Social Work Club and students are one of the most visible groups on campus. Take Back the Night, Candlelight Vigil, Food Drives, Trips to state and national conferences, Make a Difference Day, Goblins for Goodies and other activities are sponsored by the social work program!
20 The Cardboard Regatta
21 Lilian Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting FSMA
22 FSMA Golf Tournament Golf banquet
23 Take Back the Night
24 Self Defense Class
25 Self-Defense Class
26 Candlelight Vigil
27 We Travel Destin, FL Atlanta, GA Phoenix, AZ Washington, DC Philadelphia, PA Memphis, TN Chicago, IL Louisville, KY and many more
28 Research Opportunities Our students have opportunities to do research and have received Undergraduate Research Grants a number of times. Some research areas studied: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Licensure for BSW graduates Impact of Take Back the Night project Wounded Healer Syndrome School Vouchers Survey Effective of Social Work Interventions Research Self-Efficacy R.O.C.K. as a Service Learning project
29 Our Students Have Presented Their Research The students have presented their research at local (SFU Faculty Week and Undergraduate Research Day) State (PANASW) and national conferences (CSWE and BPD)
30 Excellent Field Instruction We have 2 field instruction opportunities, a one-day a week as a second semester junior, and 4 days a week as a senior, with supportive classes for each. We have well over 70 field placement sites, with outstanding field instructors! We have been highly praised by CSWE for our field program!
31 Graduate School! In 23 years, there has not been a student with a 3.0 GPA refused to ANY graduate school applied to! Students receive advanced standing in MSW programs! This means skipping one to two semesters in grad school. Students report being well equipped for graduate work after graduating from SFU!
32 4 + 1 Saint Francis University is currently in discussion with another university to offer a BSW/MSW program that will be completed in 5 years of full time study.
33 OUTSTANDING FACULTY Mark Lynch, Ph. D. 29 years teaching experience 17 years full time professional social work experience. Winner of 2001 Swatsworth Award for outstanding SFU Faculty Member Named to 4 th, 5 th, 6 th, 7 th, 8 th,9 th & 10th edition of Who s Who Among America s Teachers Montclair s Who s Who in Collegiate Teaching, 2010 named Honored Lifetime Member
34 Dr. Lynch at National Taipei University Multimodal Treatment of Domestic Violence Presentation.
36 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty David Hunter, Ph. D, MSW, Visiting Professor Leslie Turner, MSW Billie Fletcher Haines, MSW David Wilson, MA
37 SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM The School For You!
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