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Seeking advice re. work
Posted February 8th, 2013 - 4:11 pm from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 10:13 pm from Denver, United States
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Posted February 11th, 2013 - 12:42 am by from Golden, United States (Permalink)
I would start by contacting the professors at the University of Denver who teach Social Work. And do some research on what qualifications you need. I know my sister works as a social worker in AZ, and it seems that with budget cuts at least the state is not hiring. However, I have seen opportunities with the federal government.

Stephen

Posted February 17th, 2013 - 8:53 pm by from Denver, United States (Permalink)
If you have any interest working with people with disabilities, there's a wonderful organization in Lafayette (about 20 min East of Boulder) called Imagine! I've worked there for about 5 years & it has changed my life. Good luck!

www.imaginecolorado.org

Posted March 23rd, 2013 - 8:37 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted March 23rd, 2013 - 3:42 pm by from Wheat Ridge, United States (Permalink)
It's interesting, but I did a similar research about working in about 3-4 countries, but I settled 4 months ago in Denver. I'm a licensed professional counselor, and my work is obviously often intertwined with social work.
I think the place for you to start is to find out if your education would be recognized in the US, and the best would be to have some licensing board give you equivalents for it. A nationally recognized organization that credits the best programs in the country, is CACREP, and that would be a good starting place for someone interested in counseling accreditation:
http://www.cacrep.org/template/index.cfm
Another option would be to see if a university would accept your studies, and this way get some certificate in the US, thus having an American degree which would give you more credibility and chances for work here. I have to warn you though, the competition is stiff, because there are lots of graduates coming out of lots of universities.
These some thoughts,I hope it helps you some.
Maria