Forms and Information
Application to the Thomas University Social Work Program
Fill out this form and send in two references in order to be considered for admission to the Social Work Program. Applications are accepted at any time.
Social Work Application & Information (web page)
IV-E Child Welfare Training Grant Program – Job Overview and Assessment
If you are seriously considering applying to the IV-E Child Welfare Training Program, you must read a document titled "Overview of the Child Welfare Positions" from the Department of Family and Children Services. It gives a great summary of the various positions, roles and expectations that are involved in working for DFCS. There is also a self-assessment at the end so you can gauge your “fit” with the program. (*Note: I believe the assessment is a bit harsh but you will get their point as you proceed through it.) Click one of these links to download and read this document.
Overview Document (PDF)
IV-E Child Welfare Training Grant Program – Video Overview of DFCS Work
If you are seriously considering applying to the IV-E Child Welfare Training Program, you must view this video that gives an excellent overview of what it is like to work for DFCS for case workers themselves. It demonstrates the breadth of work that they provide, the commitment and flexibility that it takes for the job, and the fortitude that you must have to deal with issues such as child abuse and neglect. Be forewarned that there are explicit scenes within this video to inform you about the seriousness of cases that DFCS workers investigate and manage. Click on the link below to view the video (26 minutes long – Windows Media Player)
DFCS Recruitment Video. (If you are prompted for a user name and password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access).
Application to the IV-E Child Welfare Training Grant Program
This is an on-line application througnh the state’s DFCS website. You may want to look over the application first before filling it out because you can’t stop and start the process once you begin it. Please note that you must be admitted to the Social Work Program in order to be considered for the Child Welfare Training Grant. This is a competitive grant with a limited number of slots. Applications for this program can be submitted at anytime. However, interviews and program admission are dependent upon available slots each semester. Apply now (!) if you are interested so we can contact you when appointments for the next interviewing round are made (May, August and/or December).
IV-E Child Welfare Training Grant Application (DFCS Summary Website)
The Title IV-E Training Grant for Public Child Welfare
This information sheet is an overview of the IV-E program.
Title IV-E Training Grant for Public Child Welfare Overview (PDF)
“To Be A Social Work Major”
This is a document that describes the course requirements for lower division and transferring students who are considering Social Work as their major. It details lower division courses that are necessary in order to be admitted to the social work program.
Lower Level Course Requirements (PDF)
Typical Schedule For Social Work Majors
This is the above document detailing, semester by semester, the courses offered to complete the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Typical Schedule for Social Work Majors (PDF)
Thomas University Course Progression Sheet for Social Work Majors
This sheet will enable you to compare your transcript with the lower and upper division requirements for Social Work Majors.
Program of Study Sheet (PDF)
Facts and Information about Social Work
This is some interesting information about what social work is, where it is practiced and the job growth potential for social workers.
Social Work Information Sheet (PDF)
What Can I Do With A Social Work Degree?
This is an excellent overview of the various career areas and types of employers that hire social workers along with a cursory description of the kinds of skills those positions require. There are also excellent suggestions for how to get your foot in the door (ie volunteering) to gain some experience in these areas to see if they are the right job for you.
Career Options in Social Work (PDF)