Employment Opportunities

We seek to advertise available openings of interest to social work students and social work graduates. Jobs are posted for 60 days, unless stated otherwise in the ad.  If you would like to post job opportunities to this website, please contact  Debra Evans with the following information included in your email:

  • full job description
  • title of organization and the job title
  • whether full or part-time, or seasonal/contract position
  • eligibility requirements for the position
  • contact information (name, address, phone, fax), so an applicant can submit their letter of interest

University Career Center

Employer Engagement

Thank you for your interest in recruiting University of Louisville students! Interested in posting your opportunity with us? We utilize a system called Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake.

Use Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake to:

  • Post internship and professional entry-level positions
  • Post Student Employment Positions located in the Kentuckiana region
  • Register for career fair hosted by the University Career Center
  • Post off-campus events and virtual information sessions

PLEASE NOTE:  There are three other career centers on campus:

 Please see our Handshake User Guides for more information.

How to Post a Job (employers)

How to Setup an employer Account

Resources from SocialWorkGuide.org


Posted 9/21/2020

Russell for Russell Resident

Coalition Research Assistant (contract, 25 weeks)

Start Date: flexible, but no later than October 6

End Date: 25 weeks after start date

Hourly Rate: $20/hour

Reports to: Cities United’s Senior Associate of Strategy and Innovation

In October 2020, Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) will launch the Russell 4 Russell Resident Coalition (R4R), a group of 25 Russell residents that reflect Russell neighborhood demographics for age, gender and income. The Coalition will meet once weekly for 15 weeks beginning in October to develop RPOP’s Resident Partnership Agreement, a framework that will explain RPOP’s organizational values, shared decision-making process, prioritize RPOP’s Black wealth building strategies, help establish criteria for grants and investments, determine residents’ expectations for RPOP advisory board and staff, and outline residents engagement and leadership with RPOP’s programs and activities.

RPOP is seeking assistance (up to 7 - 10 hours/week for 25 weeks) to support R4R in the following ways:

  • Prepare documents leading up to the launch of R4R;
  • Attend all Coalition meetings (Thursdays evenings or Saturday mornings);
  • Take notes during Coalition meetings, supplemented by information from recordings of those meetings, in order to document conversations and process;
  • Collect and manage data, keep records, and organize electronic files during the R4R process;
  • Maintain records of any adjustments made to documents and/or curriculum during the R4R process;
  • Support and coordinate with RPOP’s evaluation partner for R4R to collect and analyze data, including ensuring that Coalition participants complete all evaluations, surveys and other data collection tools deployed as part of the Coalition evaluation process;
  • Help RPOP’s evaluation partner analyze qualitative data collected during R4R process;
  • Correspond with participants in the Russell 4 Russell Resident Coalition and outreach team on a weekly basis to provide reminders, connect to resources;
    • Conduct and present research to support R4R with particular focus on questions or topics that come up during the Coalition process;
    • Support the drafting and editing of RPOP’s Russell Resident Partnership Agreement, the product of R4R’s work;
    • Complete miscellaneous duties as needed to support R4R and RPOP staff.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A heart and passion to work in partnership with Black people and their communities;
  • Comfort with extensive and accurate notes;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills;
  • Experience in multidisciplinary research, including data analysis;
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment;
  • A social science, public policy, liberal arts, transdisciplinary studies or similar research and writing-focused academic background and/or experience

To apply, submit a resume and writing sample that demonstrates your research skills such as an academic paper, article, letter, white paper, proposal, published writing, and/or other relevant writing piece to , Cities United Senior Associate of Strategy & Innovation

Deadline to submit is Friday, October 2nd at 6:00pm ET.

About RPOP:

Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) is a justice-based initiative focused on generating investments in the people and places that make Louisville, Kentucky’s Russell neighborhood special. With hundreds of millions of dollars in planned and underway investment, Russell is poised to experience a neighborhood renaissance. The time is right for new strategies that focus on Black wealth building and investment without displacement of residents or businesses.

Russell was once a vibrant and diverse hub of Black-owned businesses that served the neighborhood, created jobs and contributed to neighborhood resilience, and was a center of Black homeownership. Redlining practices in the early 1900s and urban renewal efforts in the 1960s decimated Russell’s residential and business community, destroying opportunities for generational wealth building.

Our vision of building Black wealth through investment without displacement includes connecting individuals and families to resources leading to homeownership and traditional and nontraditional business ownership; building pathways and opportunities to strengthen existing Black-owned businesses; creating innovative connections to career-track jobs; and community ownership of neighborhood assets.

For more information visit www.russellpromise.com or follow us on social media:

  • Facebook - Russell: A Place of Promise
  • Twitter - @russellpromise
  • Instagram - @russellplaceofpromise

Russell: A Place of Promise is a project incubated by Cities United and Louisville Metro Government, and fiscally sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Posted 9/17/2020

Heritage Children Services

920 Frederica St., Suite 106

Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

Phone:  270-231-8040

Heritage Children's Services is hiring!

Heritage Children Services in Owensboro and Bowling Green Kentucky has a open positions for a Therapist to provide direct clinical services to children and their families. Working in a team environment, the Therapist will work in compliance with state and Foster Care regulations to provide crisis management and prepare suitable treatment plans to foster care clients.

Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in social work, mental health, or counseling with the appropriate licensing or supervision by a LCSW, LPCC, or PhD. Must possess working knowledge of state and community resources available to foster care agencies. Knowledge of therapeutic foster care and knowledge of Kentucky’s state regulating bodies and standards of practice is preferred.

Send Resumes by Email to and you can also stop by our Offices at 920 Frederica Street, Suite 106, Owensboro, KY 42301. Or call 270-231-8040 for Owensboro. 

1990 Louisville Road Bowling Green KY 42717 or call 270-904-2451 for Bowling Green.


Posted 8/24/2020

Pure Life Renal

Licensed Social Worker (Part-time)

Per Diem social worker. Must be LCSW. Responsibilities include Patient Assessment/Care Planning and Counseling, Psychosocial Assessment;

KDQOL, Clinical Depression Screen, Referrals to outside agencies, Transportation needs; Health Insurance, Medication coverage, and Collaboration with billing. Proficiency in written communication is required to complete monthly social work notes, Depression Screening, Quarterly MSPQ’s, and other required documentation. Social Worker also Participates as a Member of   Interdisciplinary Team to help identify effective interventions and rehabilitation goals to improve patient’s quality of life.

Link to application:  https://app.trinethire.com/companies/20308-pure-life-renal/jobs/26404-licensed-social-worker-part-time


Posted 8/5/2020

Louisville Metro Public Defender

Alternative Sentencing worker (ASW)

Position Type: Full-Time

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am -4:30pm; no weekends; no on-call duties or home visits

Primary Location: Downtown-Louisville; office setting; walking distance to/from court houses and jails

Population Served: Adult men and women

Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with experience

The Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office is a non-profit organization rendering legal services in the largest jurisdiction in the state of Kentucky to indigent adults and juveniles accused of crimes and status offenses and to those who are subjected to involuntary hospitalization due to mental illness.  The office functions as a full-service law firm providing defense representation in all state courts at every level, as well as appellate and post-conviction advocacy in both the state and federal courts. 

The Alternative Sentencing Worker (ASW) is responsible for conducting a holistic, strengths-based assessment of the client’s needs to identify services to meet underlying needs with two goals in mind: (1) to diminish the risk of later involvement with the criminal justice system; and (2) to reduce the necessity of incarceration and the exorbitant expenditures required to house people in jails and prisons when more effective and less costly alternatives exist. The ASW may also provide forensic social work services, including mitigation in conjunction with the Assistant Public Defender for the legal disposition of criminal cases. The ASW will develop either a typed or verbal Alternative Sentencing Plan (ASP) by:

  • Conducting non-clinical psychosocial assessments of clients to screen for service needs;
  • Assessing clients in an office and/or adult detention facility setting;
  • Contacting service providers and making necessary community-based referrals;
  • Presenting written plans, including social history and recommendations to the Court for approval, which may include testifying in court;
  • Coordinating services with clients in lieu of a jail or prison sentence.

A MSW/MSSW Degree is required, preferably from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate school. This position and office setting is not clinical; therefore, an applicant is not required to hold CSW credentials or higher nor can they be supervised if obtaining hours for further licensure.

One to two years’ experience assessing individuals for substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment needs is preferred.

The ideal applicant must possess: a desire to work with a vulnerable population; strong verbal and written skills to advocate on client’s behalf; detailed care to client case file management; disciplined self-time management; and consistent professionalism when collaborating with fellow colleagues, those in the criminal justice arena, and partnering community-based agencies.    

To apply for this position, please submit: a cover letter, a current resume, three (3) professional recommendations; one graduate school transcript and a one-page writing sample to .

Posted 7/23/2020

Valhalla Post Acute

Social Services Director - Full-Time, First Shift

Link to job posting:  https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=1ece6f3d6c8bdb81&from=serp&from=mobRdr&prevUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.com%2Fm%2Fjobs%3Fq%3Dsocial%2Bservices%2Bdirector%26l%3DLouisville%252C%2BKY&utm_source=%2Fm%2F&utm_medium=redir&utm_campaign=dt


Posted 7/15/2020

Bellarmine University, Counseling Center

Staff Counselor

Job Description:
This is a full-time (32 hours per week), exempt position, on a 10 month contract (August 1- May 31), housed within The Bellarmine University Counseling Center, serving as a part of  a multi-disciplinary treatment team.  The position provides short-term mental health services including individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, triage assessment, case management, consultation, clinical supervision, and outreach psychoeducation/programming. 

Successful job candidates much posses the following: competence in general clinical practice, including brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention; hold a master's degree in clinical social work or related mental health field; be licensed or license eligible to independently practice as mental health provider in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; have professional experience providing mental health services to college students and/or young adults; demonstrate commitment to social justice; have excellent communication skills, including public speaking.

Additional Information:
Preference for candidates with LCSW; expertise in behavioral wellness and/or working with student athletes; experience working with underrepresented and culturally diverse populations (e.g. students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities); experience or interest in providing clinical supervision to counseling or social work trainees.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and contact information of three professional references (including former supervisor and someone familiar with your clinical work). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  

To apply: http://bellarmine.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=123303

URL: www.bellarmine.edu/studentaffairs/counselingcenter/