Stepping into the world of Social Work
I work at a non-profit as a job coach with developmentally disabled adults, my specific job is supporting individuals who have been placed in jobs - a "Job Coach" or "Job Mentor." I've been in this field for a long time; unfortunately enough to become rather cynical about the way things work.
During a period out of work (the winter of '10=11) , I decided I needed to make a more forceful move towards my future, so with my husband's strong encouragement I applied to graduate school in social work. I am happy to say I was accepted at 2 of the 3 I applied at, and chose USC, a nationally recognized program. The program begins in earnest in mid August, 2011. My hope with this blog, in addition to some occasional venting, is to give some courage to others who might also be afraid to go back to school.