Social Services

A career in Social Service where you can capitalize upon your foreign language skills may be attractive to you. 

The Social Service Jobsite posts jobs in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, mentoring, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services. If you are interesting in a social service career where you can use your language skills, use their “Advanced Search” page and enter your language or the word “bilingual” to view all jobs falling under these criteria.

Positions in law enforcement are made available through individual Law enforcement administrators, and normally require a specific training regimen established by each state. Police officers who can speak a foreign language are sought after as liaisons between non-native speakers, and as peace-promoting officers in situations involving language barriers.

Here are more examples of Social Service categories that may require or recommend foreign language skills:

  • Bilingual Police Officer
  • Bilingual Social Worker
  • Civil Service Employee
  • Court Interpreter
  • Fire Fighter
  • Foreign Social Worker
  • Human Resources Director
  • Immigration Counselor
  • International Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Multilingual Defense Attorneys
  • Nursing in ethnic communities
  • Public Assistance Interviewer
  • Social Work Specialist

Sample Job Postings

Protective Services Caseworker Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements 

Minimum BSW with LSW licensure and 2 years experience in case management. Protective Services Caseworker ($1,000.00 sign-on bonus) 

MSW/LCSW strongly preferred.

Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole/French) a plus. 

Job Description:
Engages in activities related to the determination of eligibility for protective services and the provisions of services to elderly persons determined to be suffering from a reportable condition of abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation. 

Social Services in the medical field
Bilingual Social Worker (Spanish/English)and Bilingual NICU Social Worker (Spanish/English) in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Full time position
For Women's Clinic at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD.
Primary responsibilities include counseling pregnant women with health, mental health and social issues.
Work closely with interdisciplinary team of physicians and nurses.
Great work environment, competitive salary.

Adapted from: Monster.com

 

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