MSW degree holder honored for his work to assist senior citizens
Chet Jakubiak, who has a master's degree in social work, was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers' Massachusetts chapter for his work in the field, the Community Advocate reports.
Demonstrating an early interest in social issues, Jakubiak said he worked for the Department of Public Welfare directly after college. However, in order to become more politically active, he later decided to return to school and earn his MSW degree.
After graduate school, Jakubiak worked with the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs. In this position there, he assisted with legislation that would create a protective service mandate. He also helped establish the Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) program. The social worker was then promoted to become the agency's executive director, according to the news provider. He has since worked to advocate for services such as home care, adult day care, social day programs and nursing services.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many social workers pursue similar career paths as Jakubiak. In 2008, for example, about 54 percent of these professionals worked in healthcare and social assistance industries.
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