The Utilization of Social Work Manpower in Jewish Community Centers: Alternative Models

By Irwin Golden

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1969

The lack of graduates of master's programs in social work who are entering the field of Jewish communal service requires Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) at the end of the 1960s to re-arrange their staffs to meet the needs of the contemporary Jewish community. The abundance of applicants with bachelor's degrees promises to be the best source of center staff, though centers will have to incorporate them into new programmatic models rather than substituting them for M.S.W.s. The author proposes three models for discerning the best use of B.A.s and M.S.W.s, which hinge on "client vulnerability," "task complexity," and a combination of these variables called "levels of intervention." His candid evaluation of these models is intended to stimulate further discussion so that a new staff structure can be developed for Jewish centers across the nation.

Topic: Organizational Development, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Employment, Higher Education, Jobs, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 46/No. 1

Page Number(s): 59-69

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Golden, Irwin. The Utilization of Social Work Manpower in Jewish Community Centers: Alternative Models. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1969: 59-69. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4302


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