Author: Jess

Social Worker Burnout – Keep the Flame Alive!

I wanted to talk a little bit about burnout. This is something that was talked about in almost every social work class that I took but I never really understood it until it started happening to me. That’s why it’s important to know what burnout is, the signs and symptoms to look out for, how to prevent burnout, and what to do if you start to experience burnout. What is Burnout? Burnout is a term used by members of the helping profession to describe what happens when we don’t take care of ourselves. Too often, social workers take care of… Read More

Social Worker Degree – What To Expect

Picking a major can be challenging. I remember when I was enrolling in college I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do but I wasn’t sure how to get there. I considered choosing Psychology as my major but was then told about social work and what all I could do as a social worker. In the end, I received both my bachelors and master’s degrees in social work. What Do Social Workers Do? First things first, we need to talk about what types of jobs social workers can performs. One of the major reasons I chose social… Read More

About Jess

Hi! Welcome to Social Work Sagas. A place where social workers (and other people in the helping professions) can come to learn, laugh, and share their own experiences. About Social Work Sagas I’ve always been passionate about helping others. My mother was a counselor so growing up I learned about counseling and the benefits it has for people. I also learned that you don’t make much money doing it (which is why I told my mom I was going to do what my daddy did because “he makes more money”). But alas, here I am, following in my mother’s footsteps. I graduated… Read More