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Careers in Social Work

Social workers often play a large role in addressing the needs of people with vision impairment. Careers in social work can also provide good opportunities for those with vision loss. For individuals pursuing a social work career, a number of resources can be explored:
The National Association of Social Work (NASW) Spring Virtual Career Fair, on March 30,
provides opportunities for employers and job candidates to explore the options currently available in social work. Networking, career advice and interviews are among the offerings. To register or for more information.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) represents more than 750 accredited undergraduate and master’s degree social work programs, educators, practitioners and agencies nationwide. Focused on professional development and quality social work education, CSWE offers a forum for leadership and professional development. CSWE’s website includes a directory of accredited social work programs: Directory of Accredited Programs

Another resource, Social Work Degrees, includes information specific to “Social Work degree programs geared towards up-and-coming professionals interested in working with clients with disabilities such as deafness and blindness.” Their website contains information related to social work education specifically geared to disabilities as well as general skills gained through this training. For more information: Vision and Hearing Impairment: Disabilities Social Work Degrees