"As a recent affiliate of Social Work PRN, I feel fortunate to have been placed in a position where the responsibilities match my interests, skills and experience. SWPRN gives high priority to compatibility between social worker and employer. My personal experience is that this results in an effective and mutually gratifying relationship.
The Baltimore-Washington, DC staff of SWPRN is competent, caring and collaborative. They offer opportunities for peer relating, networking and career development through training. They have provided me the unique opportunity to have gainful employment while also affording me desired flexibility for personal pursuits. I highly recommend them as a rewarding alternative to traditional employment."
"The McClendon Center has worked with Social Work PRN for more than five years, but never have we been so challenged with the need for social workers until last y ear when our agency underwent a major expansion. Our rather small outpatient clinic tripled in size in five months. We knew our need for intake workers was temporary since we were only going to take in so many new clients, so Social Work PRN was a perfect option for us. Read more . . .
Baltimore/Washington DC Coordinator
Janan Frey, MA, LCSW-C, the coordinator of the office received her MA degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and her BA degree in Psychology from Smith College. Her professional experience has been predominantly in medical social work in acute hospital settings; this includes an administrative position as the Director of the Care Management Department at a Maryland hospital. While living in Tehran, Iran several years ago, Janan taught in the Master's degree program at the Tehran School of Social Work.
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If you do not see an office location in your state, please contact Janan Frey at 443.259.0504 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. On occasion, we have available work outside of local office areas.
Informational meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the Baltimore/DC Social Work p.r.n. office. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Informational Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm . Meetings are held at: 9841 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 109, Columbia, MD 21046. We have designed these sessions as a relaxed way to get together with you and other community social workers. The goals of the sessions are to share information about our company with you, provide details about what work through us may look like, and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in exploring the fit between your professional needs and what we have to offer, please make plans to attend the next meeting.
The license period for DC social work licenses has been extended from July 31, 2011 to August 31, 2011 due to the need for those renewing their licenses to obtain criminal background checks. More information available here. New licensure applicants must also obtain a criminal background check.
Beginning January 2011, the Association of Social Work Boards will reflect changes in the Bachelors, Masters, and Clinical exams. For more information visit: www.aswb.org.
Effective 10/1/2010, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners initiated a process by which social workers who have clinical licensure in another state and 5 years (out of the last 10 years) of social work experience can more easily obtain clinical licensure in MD. The applicant needs to submit these forms: application form, 3 references, ASWB test results, verification of out of state licensure and employment certification indicating he/she has practiced social work for 1000 hours per year for 5 of the last 10 years. The requirements to provide documentation of 3000 hours of post master's supervised experience and 144 hours of supervision have been lifted. Please go to http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/bswe for more information.
According to MONEY magazine's list of 100 best jobs, social work ranks 71st. American's best jobs offer great pay, work that is satisfying, and big growth opportunities. MONEY projects a 22% growth in social work positions over the next 10 years. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2010/
The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners has recently changed the requirement for Category I CEUs. Programs given by Board Authorized Sponsors which are comprised of a minimum of 1 hour on a single subject are now considered Category I CEUs. The previous requirement mandated 3 hour programs for this category.
The DC Metro Chapter of NASW offers free Hot Topics Lunchtime Series for DC Metro Chapter members. The first date for the 2010-11 Hot Topics Series is on October 15, 2010. More information is available at http://www.naswmetro.org.
Suicide IS preventable. According to the CDC, suicide is in the top ten leading causes of death for Americans. As social workers, we have a responsibility to be ready, willing and able to help a person at risk of suicide. We must have the knowledge, skills and awareness to intervene and prevent suicides. LivingWorks Education is an international suicide intervention training company which provides cutting edge, evidenced based training teaching both professionals and lay persons how to identify, prevent and intervene with a person at risk of suicide. If you are interested in becoming a trainer or would like to have a workshop brought to your organization/community, please contact Heather Stokes, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our training programs, please visit www.livingworks.net
SocialWorkersSpeak.org gives you a chance to influence how the entertainment industry and news media depicts the social work profession and issues social workers care about. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed this site to allow social workers and the general public to critique and improve the way social workers and social issues are covered in the news media, and portrayed in the entertainment industries.
National Network of mental health professionals are providing free mental health services to the U.S. Troops and families affected by the current military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization that has established a national network of mental health professionals in all 50 states, Washington, DC, Guam and Puerto Rico. Nearly 5,000 professionals have registered to participate in this critical effort. These licensed mental health professionals will give an hour of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military personnel and their families. In addition to providing direct counseling services, Give an Hour volunteers are working to educate the public and the military community and to reduce stigma so often associated with mental health. This organization was founded by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a Washington, DC area psychologist. To locate a provider, simply visit email@example.com and a provider will be located for you. and use the zip code search.
New Resource for family caregivers. Caregiving presents considerable challenges. Emblem Health and the National Alliance for Caregiving have updated a resource for family caregivers. To view this entire booklet, visit: www.caregiving.org.
The Social Work Registry provides a repository for social worker's credential information while serving as a verification source for social work licensing boards. This is a great resource for social workers who want to become licensed in various jurisdictions. The Registry lets one establish a permanent file containing primary source records important to one's social work career. At your request, this information can be transmitted to any regulatory board to which you may apply for licensure. For more information go to: www.aswb.org/registry.shtml
Maryland Board of Social Workers Examiners' Meetings are held every second Friday of the month at noon in the Patterson Avenue Metro Building. The open session of the Board Meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is posted on www.dhmh.state.md.us/bswe.
The Board meetings are held at 4201 Patterson Avenure, Baltimore, MD 21215. Phone: 410.764.4788
The DC Board of Social Work monthly meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 10 am at this location:
Health Professional Licensing Administration
717 14th Street, NW
10th Floor Board Room
Washington, DC 20005
National Association of Social Workers(NASW) Office of Ethics and Professional Review(OEPR) Ethics Consultation
As a service to members, the OEPR provides ethics consultations for current NASW members. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who are experiencing an ethical dilemma. We do not provide advice or tell members what to do. However, we do guide them through the Code and point them to the areas of the Code that address their concerns. We provide dialogue and considerations that allow members to make ethical decisions. We may also refer members to the appropriate areas if their questions do not appear to be related to ethics but are more related to legal issues or standards of practice.