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.
Other Job Titles Social and Community Service Managers May Have
Adoption Services Manager, Child Welfare Services Director, Children's Service Supervisor, Clinical Services Director, Community Services Director, Psychiatric Social Worker Supervisor, Social Services Director, Transitional Care Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
Start thinking about the things that inspire you, or anger you, about the world. Get as much exposure as you can to different ways of living, thinking, being. Ask lots of questions. Look for "pain points" in the world - places where change is needed, where people are suffering - and ask yourself how you could help, how you would approach a problem. Find positive, open-minded, inquisitive people - and keep them close! Finally, believe in yourself, have courage, and hold onto your dreams.
Nat. Center for Learning Disabilities & Understood
If you're interested in nonprofit or advocacy work, you should start volunteering at a young age. You need to learn how to be engage in and be dedicated to a cause. You can can start doing that as early as elementary school. On the writing side, I tell prospective writers to work for their school newspapers, whether in middle, high school, or college. Working at my college newspaper was one of the best experiences of my life! It helps you connect to your community and learn to tell stories.
To pursue their own passion and interests first and foremost. When you grow up, BE AUTHENTIC, not a career label. Your world and industry is going to change by the time you arrive at the future, so the most important thing is to learn skills like problem-solving, self-control in the face of high drama, building trust, honoring truth in words and actions, seeking transformational learning, and leading a heutogogic life.
Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative ,
Everything counts, so start working hard now and try as many things out as possible. Make friends with your teachers, take internships, learn about things you are excited about, but know that your plans will change. And that's okay.
High School Students
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