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Day 102 - LCSW Supervision and Job Interview!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Today I went to my first LCSW (license clinical social worker) group supervision. This is for paid work of 3,000 hours in a social work type field, which I do work in right now. Twice a month, we all meet and discuss our jobs, ethics, exams, rules, etc...

This is an interagency meeting and for free!

I told the group that I work part time but pick up extra hours here and there but I am on the DD side whereas everyone else is on the MH side. DD is for developmentally delayed population and MH is for the mental health population. Now I am wondering if being on DD side is not giving me "legit" experiences required for MSW jobs outside the agency. Hmmmmm....

Anyway, I did not postulate that question but did stress that I want to switch to MH side. A participant commented that there is an opening in MH residential and he texted the contact person. So, I have an interview this coming Monday!

This is a full time position, working four 10-hour days. Shifts may be a mixture of 7-5 pm and 1-11 pm. My husband is very concerned since the residential MH facility is a multi-story structure of apartments.

Well, I am excited...and hopefully this will boost my career chances and I actually make a lot more than I do now.

Deborah, MSW
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    That is awesome....they would be foolish not to hire you...Wishing you all the best on the interview....

    Hmm MH Mom was diagnosed with Manic Depression/Schizophrenia when I was 6 - 35 years ago...she lives in a facility here in California......

    I know the work will be a challenge but if anyone can do it, you can....

    Crossing my fingers for you, got my 4 leaf clover, and my rabbit's foot!!!!

    Sending good vibes for the interview....

    1807 days ago
    Good luck on your interview and your career decisions! Be sure to evaluate your personal safety but don't let it be a roadblock to making the best decision for you. Perhaps on those late PM shifts you can find a co-worker to exit and walk to your car/transportation together. Get a whistle and wear it around your neck! If you do get approached or accosted, just blowing the whistle can cause your antagonist to have second thoughts! emoticon
    1807 days ago
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