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Social Welfare Administrator
|Overview:||Social welfare administrators work in government or non-profit organizations that provide helping services to financially needy persons such as unemployed, aged and handicapped. They direct major functions such as child welfare, drug rehabilitation, family casework and healthcare.|
|Duties:||They confer with community leaders to identify goals of the social welfare program such as teaching job skills to the unemployed, child daycare, if needed, and personal care of the aged and ill.
They implement programs by seeking funds for each activity and organize volunteers and hire professional staff members that are needed. They conduct workshops to orient all workers.
Assess the quality of the social welfare services provided by surveying the community residents and those receiving the services. They oversee the budgets provided for each activity.
They confer with community leaders to identify future social welfare needs of the community. The needs are estimated by analyzing the expected population mix.
|Degree(s):||A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of social welfare administrators is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Demand for child and family social workers should continue, as these workers are needed to investigate child abuse cases, place children in foster care and with adoptive families.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$25,000 to $32,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||For those planning on administrative work in social welfare, a master's degree in social work (MSW) is the usual minimum requirement. For an entry position, a bachelor's degree in social work or psychology or sociology is often acceptable in small community welfare agencies.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.