Careers in Social Work | 5 Things To Do When You Feel Overworked and Underpaid

Hey Fellow Black Girls in Social Work!

In this video I cover 5 things to can do or to be mindful of if you are feeling overworked in this profession. The idea of being overworked and underpaid is a saying we have come to not only expect but to accept as Social Workers. We have been deceived into thinking that we must choose between making a difference and making a living at or above a 6 figure income. We don’t have to choose!

The one think that you SHOULD consider choosing is how you will create a plan and a path to move from a generalist Social Worker to an expert! Until then, avoiding being overworked means setting clear boundaries, growing your confidence and increasing your knowledge and skills in your Social Work Career.


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Meet Manicka

I created The Social Work Success Path blog and podcast, during the pandemic of 2021 to provide online education and mentorship for Social Workers. I felt very isolated and disconnected being only in the second year of running my private practice. I strongly considered going back to work when everything shut down. The resources and tools that I share helped me to maintain my practice through the pandemic and plan a successful transition as a Social Work content creator, doing work that I love and connecting with Social Workers all around the world. I did this in the span of 1 year, but using the resources, trainings and tools that I have pulled together, and all my all lessons learned, you can make your career transition much sooner than I did!

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