About

 
 
 
 
What is Social Work?
Is a proud profession with a long history of helping individuals, families, groups and communities through direct and indirect interventions.
• The major is anchored in a liberal arts foundation, social work knowledge, values and skills.
Is an exciting career choice with many options and rewards.
• Is a growth field.; employment of social workers expected to increase by 22 percent during the 2006-16 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/).
Salaries are competitive.
Fields of practice include but not limited to: gerontology, child welfare, substance abuse, health, mental health, corrections, school social work, disabilities and homelessness.

 

Mission and Objectives

The Rutgers-Newark Department of Social Work prepares students to become BSW level generalist professionals to carry out the mandates of the social work profession with a diversity of client systems and with the most vulnerable members of society. With a focus on the urban environment, the program seeks to develop a cadre of competent generalist practitioners who:
 
• Have a passion and a calling for the profession. 
• Understand and adhere to social work ethics and values. 
• Exhibit respect for diversity, demonstrate cultural awareness and competency. 
• Advocate for social and economic justice.
• Contribute to and influence policy and research.
• Engage in life long learning.
 
The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
 
A minor in Social Work/Social Welfare is NOT available.  
 

How You Will Learn

Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards
 
Expected student learning outcomes/competencies:
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
 

Programs

Undergraduate

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Social Work student and Phi Alpha Honor Society Board Member, Gerardo Leal, in the RU-N news. 

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rutgers newark campus
Social Work

360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Hill Hall West, Suite 413-423
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-5092
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Faculty

Kaleena Rogers, LSW

Kaleena Rogers, LSW

Associate Director of Field Education, Teaching Instructor

Jason Daniel Patrick Bird

Jason Daniel Patrick Bird

Associate Professor, Chair

Takashi Amano

Takashi Amano

Assistant Professor

Lana Church, LCSW

Lana Church, LCSW

Director of Field Education and Teaching Instructor