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Career Options in Sociology and Family Studies

1. Human Services (Family, Social, and Community Services)

Possible Jobs: Possible Employers:

Entry level positions:

Case Manager; Child/Family Advocate; Family Resource Coordinator; Foster Care or Adoption Professional; Housing Officer; Activity/Recreation Coordinator; Volunteer Coordinator; Youth Services Worker; Crisis/Hotline Worker; Clergy, Pastoral Care

Require a Master’s degree:

Program Administrator/Director; Development Officer; Grant Writer; Program Evaluator and Researcher
Government, non-profit and for-profit agencies designed to serve children, youth, families, seniors, and communities; Child welfare/foster care and adoption agencies; Residential children’s homes; Hospitals, home health, long term care agencies; Military family support services; Substance abuse prevention programs; Child and adult protective services; Senior day program centers; Community centers; Summer camp programs; Disability support services; Family support centers; Faith based organizations; Research institutes

2. Education

Possible Jobs: Possible Employers:

Entry level positions:

Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE); Extension Agent; Family Resource Coordinator; Preschool Teacher; After School Program Worker; Birth to Three Service Coordinator; Adult Education Services Provider

Require a Master’s degree:

Program Administrator/Director; Curriculum Developer; Grant Writer; Program Evaluator and Researcher
Cooperative Extension; Parenting, family life education, and outreach programs; Marriage and family enrichment programs; Child development centers; Head Start programs; After school tutoring/social emotional skills programs; Health and wellness prevention settings; Vocational rehabilitation/job training agencies

3. Policy & Law

Possible Jobs: Possible Employers:

Entry level positions:

Advocate; Case Manager; Juvenile Services Specialist; Victim Assistance Worker

Require a Master’s degree:

Community Organizer; Policy Analyst; Lobbyist; Strategic Analyst; Grant-writer; Program Administrator/Director; Program Evaluator and Researcher
At all levels of government (Departments of Health, Education, Human Services, Nutrition, Occupational and Human Safety, Immigration Services, etc.); Nonprofit child/family research/advocacy organizations; Policy “think tanks”; Non-governmental organizations (NGOs);  Criminal justice settings; Juvenile service settings; Domestic violence shelters;   Victim advocacy groups; Human rights organizations; Child and adult protective services; Legislative advocacy groups

4. Communications & Business

Possible Jobs: Possible Employers:

Entry level positions:

Job Placement Specialist; Human resource specialist; Employee assistance specialist; Family financial counselor; Consumer protection specialist

Require a Master’s degree:

Program Administrator/Director; Development Officer; Program Evaluator and Researcher
Jobs programs; Human resources departments; Public relations departments; Development offices; Consumer service departments/agencies; Financial agencies

*Adapted from resources developed by the University of Maryland and The University of Tennessee.

JOB OPPORTUNITY - 2-1-1 CALL SPECIALIST                                                                                                                                             

United Way of Northwest Alabama has a position of 2-1-1 Call Specialist.  Click here for more information.  If there are any questions or comments, please contact Executive Director, Beth Haddock at 256.764.5892.

SAFEPLACE:  Contract Positions for Teen Group

Safeplace has a program called Respect for teens who have experienced domestic violence.  This weekly group is co-facilitated by a male and female.  While the location rotates, the group currently meets on Wednesdays from 3:45 - 4:45 in Colbert County.  The contract starts in January and pays $30/session for 12 sessions.  Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to thannon@nwalsafeplace.org no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.

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