1. Careers

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Example of a Resume For a Social Worker

John Applicant
123 Main Street
Oakland, CA, 94610
(111) 111-1111


Master of Social Work
Expected May 20XX
XYZ University

Bachelor of Arts
May 20XX
XYZ College

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Expected June 20XX

Social Work Experience

Social Work Intern
XYZ Charter High School
September 20XX-Present
  • Provide individual assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy services to diverse teenage population diagnosed with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders
  • Co-lead after-school peer mentoring program for teen girls to encourage self esteem and teamwork among classmates
  • Collaborate with team of social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists to develop individualized treatment plans for students

Social Work Intern
XYZ Elementary School
September 20XX-June 20XX

  • Ran after-school activity program for small groups of youth ages 5 - 10 diagnosed with attention disorders, anxiety, and depression
  • Developed and implemented various forms of games and play to develop participants’ self-confidence and social skills
  • Participated in meetings between parents, faculty, psychiatrists, and social workers to develop individualized academic plans for students

Assistant Director, Special Education Program
XYZ High School
August 20XX-July 20XX

  • Managed and oversaw all quizzes and exams for extended-time students
  • Co-taught phonics lessons with dyslexic students; reading and writing assignments led students to improve an average of 1.5 reading levels per academic year
  • Participated in meetings between the special education director, students, family, social workers, and faculty to develop individualized IEPs and 504s for students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders
Related Experience

Director, XYC Summer Camp, Counselor-in-Training Program
Summer 20XX
    In charge of preparing twelve youth 14-16 to become responsible summer camp counselors
  • Developed daily classes that implemented lecture, group activities, and class discussion to develop youths’ sense of responsibility and leadership
  • Led youth in hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities to build teamwork and confidence

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers

Language Proficiency
Conversational in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking)

Other Skills and Interests
Hiking, rock climbing, canoeing
CPR, AED, & First Aid Certification (June 20XX)

    See More About

    ©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.