We are always recruiting and accepting resumes for LCSW/LMSW social workers for
full-time medical social work positions in the Houston area. Medical social work experience required.
Why Affiliate with Social Work prn?
"My affiliation with Social Work prn began in 1999 and has been an exceptionally positive experience. The Agency's assignments have been in an amazing variety of placements in highly recognized hospitals, clinics and agencies in diverse geographical and cultural locations.
Helen Harvey, LCSW
Why use social Work prn for your staffing needs?
"I am a supervisor of the Social Work Department at Texas Children's Hospital. Ever since Social Work prn opened in Houston, we have called upon them for help on a regular basis. We call them for coverage of extended vacations, leaves of absence and open positions. Social Work prn staff have worked all over Texas Children's: inpatient, outpatient, emergency center, cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, renal, etc. The social workers who come to us are well screened, skilled and competent.
Margaret has a BSW and MSW from the University of Kansas, and over 20 years experience in the fields of health care and mental health. Prior to joining Social Work p.r.n., she worked for Hyland Behavioral Health System as Clinical Supervisor for Outpatient Psychiatric Services. She joined Social Work p.r.n. in 1993 as the Coordinator of the St. Louis office and has been coordinator for the Denver Office since 2006. For more information about services or employment opportunities, call 713.529.6666 or email at email@example.com.
Texas NASW 810 West 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Fax: 512.474.1317 www.naswtx.org
Not finding your location/city and want to explore temporary or permanent social work opportunities? Please contact Margaret Craig at 713.529.6666 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. On occasion, we have available work outside of local office areas.
The Social Work Registry provides a repository for social workers' 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 one's 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
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.
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 www.giveanhour.org and use the zip code search. If there is not a provider in your area, contact email@example.com and a provider will be located for you.
New resource for family caregivers. Caregiving presents considerable challenges-physical, emotional and economic. Emblem Health and the National Alliance for Caregiving have updated a resource for family caregivers. You may view this resource, Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place to Start, at www:caregiving.org.
Help for our men and women in the military service, veterans and their families: Visit www.TexVet.comfor information about access to available health care, social services and support systems.
Graduates social work students in Texas receive $25,000 in scholarships for mental health studies through the Hogg Foundation founded in 1940. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards up to five $5,000 scholarships annually to students who demonstrate dedication to providing mental health services after graduation. Applicants must attend an accredited graduate social work program in Texas and be nominated by the head of their program.
Social Workers may have their educational debt forgiven . . .
The U.S. Department of Education has created a new call center for borrowers to obtain information about the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 (H.R. 2669). The number for the Federal Student Aid Information Center is (800) 433-3243. The law forgives outstanding education debt for those persons that meet the eligibility requirements. Those that would benefit are employees that have made 120 monthly payments on their loans while serving full-time in social work in public child or family service agencies, government, nonprofit, military, education, and others areas. The loan forgiveness provisions became effective on October 1, 2007. It is important to note that payments made after October 1, 2007 on an existing loan can count towards the 120 payments if the loan meets certain criteria.
Houston/Dallas coordinator, Mark Akerlund co-authored with University of Houston professor, Monit Cheung the article titled, "Teaching beyond the deficit model: Gay and Lesbian issues among African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans." The article appeared in the Journal of Social Work Education.
National Association of Social Workers(NASW)
Office of Ethics and Professional Review(OEPR)
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.