The Jewish Social Work Student: Some Research Data About Him and Their Implications for the Shortage of Jewish Community Center Workers

By Arnulf M. Pins

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1964

The field of social work, especially group work, faces a chronic shortage of qualified personnel, threatening the successful work of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) around the country. Although Jews are overrepresented in graduate social work programs, they rarely enter into the field of Jewish communal service, instead preferring to work with the underprivileged. In order to attract more group workers to JCCs, these centers should increase compensation and training for their workers, advertise to high school and college students, and focus recruitment efforts in large city populations. The personnel shortage can be overcome by serious effort, but community centers must accept the responsibility onto themselves in order to assure their successful future.

Topic: Recruitment and Retention, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Higher Education, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 1

Page Number(s): 88-100

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Pins, Arnulf M. The Jewish Social Work Student: Some Research Data About Him and Their Implications for the Shortage of Jewish Community Center Workers. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1964: 88-100. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4858


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