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 Job Openings For Social Work Students and Alumni

Job Openings For Social Work Students and Alumni

Many WKU Social Work graduates land a job during their field placement. When that is not the case or for alumni wishing to pursue new job opportunities, we have your back! The department supports all social workers in finding the best job fit possible.  One of the ways that can happen is through social networks.  


Northern Light Health Acadia Hospital is currently accepting applications for PSYCHIATRIC CLINICIAN I/ LMSW-CC, LCPC-C, LMFT and is offering *UP TO $15K SIGN ON!* We have school based positions available at various locations. https://www.northernlighthealth.org/careers Search Job ID 3827 or 4150.



Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
preferred.At least three years of related experience in Protection and Permanency required.  Proficiency in using the TWIST system is preferred. $36,296 - $48,394


Full time

A Master's degree in psychology, social work, or other mental health counseling discipline
License to practice in the state of Kentucky
Excellent organization and public speaking skills
Must be willing to travel within Barren River Area Development District
Available for periodic on-call shifts after business hours and some weekends
Pay: $38,850.00 $47,840.00 per year


Hiringin varies positions

Hiring positions in: Academic Instructor #36729
Advanced Welding Instructor #36373, Career Counselor #36541,
Career Transition Readiness Specialist #36371, Career Transition Specialist #36374, Cook #36730, Cook Helper #36372, Day Residential Advisor #36756, Driver #36732, Drivers Ed Instructor #36727, Evening Study, Specialist # 36627, Lifeguard #36728, Mail Clerk #36754, Maintenance Helper #36731, Maintenance Mechanic #36052, Manager, Residential Living #36388, Recreation Advisor #36428, Recreation Advisor Part Time- 36237 , Residential Advisor #36734, Security Officer #36574, Sr. Residential Advisor #36252, Substance Abuse Counselor- 34 hours per week #36626, Welding Instructor #36733


Coordinator, Child Welfare Support (Temporary)

WKU Social Work is hiring a Child Welfare Support Professional! 


PPL Therapeutic Services is a Kentucky based mental health service provider

PPL Therapeutic Services is a Kentucky based mental health service provider hiring for several positions across the state of Kentucky. If you have questions, please contact Caleb Souders at ppl.therapeutic.services@gmail.com or by phone (859) 242-1930.


Student Support-Contract- FRYSC AmeriCorps Literacy Tutor

We have received a Family Resource Youth Service Center AmeriaCorps Grant for a Literacy Tutor to be placed at Salem Elementary School. You can find additional information about this position and how to apply by clicking here. (Direct questions to Russell Springs/Salem Family Resource Youth Service Center Director Gordon Lester via email at



UofL Health- UofL Hospital Trauma Institute is looking to hire a CSW/ LCSW to their team. This position is to work with patients admitted to our level one trauma center who are in active addiction to assist with providing support and treatment connection. If you have any questions please feel free to Lynde Revert at Lynde.revert@uoflhealth.org. 


If you would like us to post your social work job, please email the job posting directly at wkusocialwork@wku.edu or tag us @WKUSocialWork.


Rather than updating our jobs on a web page you must visit, we post all job opportunities that we become aware of on our FaceBook and LinkedIn pages as well as Instagram and Twitter. Please follow us @WKUSocialWork on these platforms to receive our regular job postings. 



Contact us at WKUSocialWork@wku.edu to share your social media worthy content with us!


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 Last Modified 9/14/21