Serve full-time in the Navy Medical Service Corps Social Worker

Help those who live a life of service get the care and support they need.

There are now openings for Social Workers in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Health Care, Family Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Substance Abuse, Work Transitions, Hospital, R&D

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps (graduate degree, experience and certification/licensure required)

About this Job: Navy Social Workers are key to connecting Navy and Marine families to the care and support they need while facing some of life’s greatest challenges. In this role:

  • Counsel military personnel and their families (Active, Reserve, Retired)
  • Coordinate resources for social, psychological, behavioral, medical, financial, substance abuse, educational and transitional areas
  • Mental health therapy, from physical illness and disease to family issues and traumatic experiences
  • Be involved in crisis intervention
  • Conduct awareness workshops and lead conflict resolution training
  • Work as part of a team that includes Developmental Pediatricians, Occupational and Physical Therapists, and other professionals in the Navy Medical Service Corps

Key Opportunities: A social worker in the Navy does much of what a social worker in a civilian practice does. There are also distinct professional advantages:

  • Work in exciting locations across the U.S. or around the globe
  • Receive unrivaled experience in social work along with Navy-funded advanced training
  • Earn excellent compensation collaborating with a renowned team of health-care experts
  • Practice with the advantage of having well-funded project support
  • Receive potential loan repayment assistance
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education
  • Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a social worker and a Navy Officer

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required (note that foreign citizens licensed to practice in the U.S. will be considered; contact a Navy Medical Recruiter for details)
  • Education: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), plus a minimum of two years’ full-time supervised clinical social work experience (post-master’s degree)
  • Licensing: Current licensure/certification as a clinical social worker by the jurisdiction where practicing; licensure/certification must allow the social worker to practice independently
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 18 to 41
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of three years of Active Duty

Learn more about a Social Work career in America's Navy – including details on current offers and preferred requirements.