Career Resources

Career Resources

Graduates of the social work program find employment in many different service areas. Bonus: you'll be graduating from a department that is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. That means UNI social work majors are prepared for beginning social work practice throughout the country and will receive advanced standing when continuing onto graduate programs.

Ready to launch into a new career? Check out a few of our career resources below.

UNI Social Work: Networking & Job Searching

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Specific Agencies:

Abbe Health

ACCESS (Ames, Marshalltown, Boone County)

Access Evaluations and Education Services, Waterloo, IA

AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children 

AmeriHealth Caritas

Anderson, Arnold, and Partners, LLP

Area Education Agencies:

-Central Rivers AEA 

-Grant Wood AEA

-Great Prairie AEA

-Green Hills AEA

-Heartland AEA

-Keystone AEA

-Mississippi AEA

-Northwest AEA

-Prairie Lakes AEA 

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

Avalon Center

Balance Autism (statewide locations)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland, Sioux City, IA

Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines 

Broadlawn Medical Center, Des Moines 

Candeo, Des Moines, IA

Capital Area Counseling Services, a "great place to receive care and a great place to work", Pierre, South Dakota 

Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Rapids

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse

Cedar Valley Angels

Cedar Valley Community Support Services, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

Center Associates, Marshalltown, IA

Center for Behavior Health, Spencer, IA 

Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, Eldora, IA

Children and Families of Iowa (CFI), Statewide positions

Children's Home Society, North Carolina

ChildServe, Johnston/Ames/Iowa City locations 

Clear Creek Amana Community School District

Comfort Care Medicare 

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

Community Health Center, Fort Dodge, IA

Community Health Center of Southern Iowa 

Community in Schools, Nationwide 

Community Support Advocates, Des Moines, IA


Covenant Family Solutions, Marion/Coralville/Cedar Falls locations

Crisis Text Line (nationwide)

Crossroads Behavioral Health Services, Locations in Winterset, Creston, Osceola, IA

Deer Oaks Behavioral Health 

DeVita, West Union, Iowa Fall, Independence Iowa locations 

Discovery Living, Cedar Rapids, IA

Easterseals, Des Moines, IA

Elevate CCBHC

Employee and Family Resources, Des Moines, IA

EveryStep Care & Support Services, Des Moines, IA

Exceptional Persons, Inc., Waterloo, IA 

Family Connections, INC

Families First Counseling Services (need to have worked with at-risk children for 1 year)

Family Resources, Davenport, Moline, Muscatine locations 

Family Solutions Services, Inc (Orange City, Cherokee, Sioux City, Le Mars locations)

Fifth (5th) District Department of Correctional Services - Des Moines, IA

Forest Ridge Youth Services

Foundation 2, Cedar Rapids, IA 

Four Oaks Francis Lauer Youth Services, Mason City 

Fresenius Medical Care, Des Moines, IA 

Fraser Mental Health, Minnesota

Full Circle Services Inc, Independence, Waterloo, West Union, Oelwein sites 

Goodwill Industries, Waterloo, IA 

Grace C Mae Advocate Center, Statewide 

Greater Minnesota Family Services 

Green Corps Opportunities 

Harmony House, Waterloo IA

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc, (HACAP), Cedar Rapids, IA 

Hillcrest Family Services 

Horizons:  A Family Service Alliance

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Iowa 

Imagine the Possibilities, statewide


Integrative Counseling Solutions Inc

IowaCASA (statewide)

Iowa Department of Human Services (Statewide)

Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office Positions, Waterloo, IA 

Iowa Veterans Home

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (statewide) 

Jackson Recovery Centers

Life Connections

LifeWorks, Des Moines area 

Lutheran Services in Iowa 

Mayo Clinic, All Locations

Mercy One

Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, Mason City, IA

Meridian Behavioral Health, Minnesota

Meskwaki Family Services (Tribal Child Welfare agency of the Sac & Fox Tribe of Iowa also known as the Meskwaki Nation), Tama, IA

Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center, Muscatine, IA 

Mitchell County Regional Medical Center, Osage, IA

Mosaic Family Counseling Center, Inc, Urbandale, IA

Murray, Wilson and Rose Counseling and Behavioral Services, Hiawatha, IA

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health

North Iowa Regional Services, Waterloo, IA

North Star Community Services

Optimae Life Services 

Orchard Place, Des Moines Iowa

Pathways, Waterloo, IA 

Pillar of the Cedar Valley, Waterloo, IA

Prelude Behavioral Services (Des Moines and Iowa City)

ProMedica Senior Care (formerly HCR ManorCare)


Regional Medical Center, Manchester, IA 

REM Iowa 

Respite Connections (Urbandale Main Office, Employment opportunities statewide)

Riverview Center, Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Dubuque 

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 

Senior Life Solutions (Iowa and National positions)

Shelter House, Iowa City, IA 

Stepping Stone Family Services, Des Moines, IA

St. Croix Hospice, Iowa and Out of State locations

St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA

Successful Living, Iowa City, IA

Systems Unlimited 

Tanager Place, Cedar Rapids, IA 

The Arc East Central Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA  

The Larrabee Center, Waverly, IA

True Friends Camp, Minnesota (seasonal and full-time jobs)

UNI Counseling Center 

United Health Group

United Way of the Quad Cities Area, Davenport, IA 

UnityPoint Health 

University of Iowa Health Care

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

Vera French Community Mental Health, Davenport, IA

Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon, IA

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Wellcare Health Plans

Wellsource, Mason City, IA

Woodland Centers

Woodward Academy, Woodward, IA

Young Parents Network, Cedar Rapids, IA

Youth & Shelter Services, Inc, Ames and other Iowa locations 

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter, Des Moines, IA 

Youth Homes of Mid-America, Johnston, IA 

YWCA, Waterloo, IA