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Chapter Meetings & Events:

Rural Member Committee - First Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm

Racial Equity Committee - Second Monday of every month, 6:00 pm

Licensure Committee: Forming now!

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NASW-Nevada CEUs is accepted by the following boards and organizations:

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners

State of Nevada | Department of Education

State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors 

Your Nevada Chapter Presents: 
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: What Do Social Workers Need to Know?

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2024, from 8:30 am to 10:00 PT, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CT

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW

Description: Currently, an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with dementia. Individuals and families are struggling with how to navigate getting a diagnosis, living with dementia, and obtaining support. Participants will learn about four common dementia diagnoses, the diagnostic process including screening and assessment, effective communication strategies, understanding behavior and dementia care management and care planning, and supported decision making.

This course meets the State of Illinois licensure requirements for clinical social work on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Cost: 1.5 CEUs (fulfills IL ALZ Training Requirement) / $23 Nonmember / $10 NASW Members

Virtual Platform: Zoom

Registration: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z10luw7q0tuwueo/


Social Workers in the Political Process

Date: August 13th at 10 am PT, 12 CT

Speaker: Dr. Constance Brooks

Description: Leading a discussion about the non-traditional role of Social Work in the political process. We will also discuss leadership and career advancement.

Register here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/zydv9ry1a7mdly/


Restorative Justice Clinical Supervision

Date: September 18th at 10 am PT, 12 pm CT

Using a case study method, this presentation will seek to troubleshoot how clinical supervision's "teach back" methodology fails to account for the systemic concerns of our clients. Clinical supervisors often inculcate agency expectations and norms into the relationships with supervisees instead of helping them see and discover how our work can empower and change their lives.

Presenter: Jack Register, LCSW, LISAC, BC-TMH, PhD Student

Jack has been a social worker for over 20 years with experience as a dually licensed addiction/clinical social worker. Jack was the Government Relations Director for the NASW NC chapter. Jack is a PhD student at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

Jack was named "One of Today’s Most Influential Social Workers – Social Work Today 2007" and received the Change Agent award in 2019 from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Other Voices

Register Here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z1m4dqvv03xxgrw/


Would like to present a workshop for the NASW-Nevada chapter?

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2024 NASW Chapters Virtual Conference:

Empowering Social Workers

Hosted by: NASW-Illinois, Nevada, and North Dakota Chapters

Dates: Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2024

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Registration: Conference registration will be available in August 2024. Click here to be notified when registration goes live.
Schedule and Classes: Complete conference schedule and classes will be announced in August 2024
Advertise: Promote your organization in our Exhibit Hall, the Conference Marketing Brochure, or Co-Sponsorship! Click here to be notified when those options are announced.

Job Board:

PACE Field Organizer - Nevada


NASW Nevada Chapter, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America


Job Description


To be considered for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter at the prompt.


Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


The Political Action Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) seeks individuals to work from August 5, 2024, to November 8, 2024, as field organizers to mobilize NASW members to participate in campaigns and vote in the 2024 general election.


Each organizer will be based in one of five chapters. The host chapters are Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.


Organizers must participate in an orientation webinar during the week of August 5, 2024.


BASIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Implements plan to increase contact with NASW members regionally to mobilize them to participate in campaign activities and vote in the 2024 general election.
  • Serves as liaison between the chapter and campaigns targeted for mobilization. Efforts will focus on endorsed federal campaigns and state races as appropriate in the context of coordinated campaigns.
  • Facilitates linkages between schools of social work and chapter mobilization efforts. Reaches out to social work students to involve them in campaigns, and to increase student registration and voting.
  • Creates and maintains a database of active volunteers.
  • Maintains regular communication with chapter and national staff regarding electoral efforts, including participating in conference calls and submitting monthly reports.
  • Work can be completed remotely, but we seek to hire organizers who reside within the states where they are assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS


Skills:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in a complex environment with multiple competing priorities. 
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and multi-task.
  • Commitment to social work and progressive issues.
  • Ability to influence, and build credibility and trust.
  • Ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions, exercise common sense and sound judgment and make effective decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Detailed-oriented and the ability to think critically.
  • Ability to work independently and/or remotely.

 


Knowledge:


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work (preferred), Political Science, Government, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer skills, including word processing, databases, and Internet research.
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in field organizing.
  • Knowledge of the electoral process.
  • Working knowledge of community organizing principles.

 


Experience: 


Minimum of 2 years of experience in grassroots organizing with volunteer management experience (preferred).


1-2 years of campaign or other political experience (preferred).


This position is eligible for our 401(k) retirement plan. The Nevada organizer will also work with the Arizona Chapter to engage social workers in their federal races.


Apply Here:https://jobs.dayforcehcm.com/en-US/nasw/CANDIDATEPORTAL/jobs/947


NASW is an equal-opportunity employer. As such, NASW is committed to promoting and providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. The selection of personnel, including new hires and promotions, will be on the basis of qualifications designed to ensure appointments of persons able to effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities of their position. The Association will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Association will also abide by applicable Affirmative Action requirements mandated by any federal contracts.


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Empathia

Critical Incident Response Counselors

Las Vegas, NV


Empathia is currently looking for qualified professionals with a Master's in a behavioral health field, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists, to deliver Critical Incident Response services, on an as needed basis. Services are provided on-site at our client organizations or delivered remotely. There are no minimum hourly requirements, and you select which incidents you’d like to respond to based on your availability. Compensation starts at $100/hour and may increase based on experience, with travel reimbursement per commitment.

The Critical Incident Response role provides support to those affected by a critical incident, such as an accidental death, terminal illness, active assailant incident, natural disaster, or transportation accident, and can include facilitating individual and group debriefings, 1:1 psychological first aid and leadership consultation to normalize reactions and emphasize resiliency.

The professional counselors we seek will have:
• Master’s degree in a behavioral health field
• State licensure and/or required certifications
• 5 years of post-master’s experience

If you are new to this type of work, we will provide specialty training to help you be successful in the work you do. In addition, once you are a contracted provider we offer quarterly, live, best practice virtual trainings in the critical incident response space. The training provides ongoing skill-based expansion including breakout sessions and is a great way to connect and network with other responders in the field.

Learn more about Empathia opportunities and apply online at (when you click the link scroll down to provide the necessary required information):
https://paperwork.empathia.com/application/?pre_select=3

Founded in 1982, Empathia has been providing high quality, customer-focused behavioral health and crisis management solutions to organizations for 40 years. Empathia has 3 specialty lines of services including, employee assistance (EAP), student support and crisis management. Empathia is focused on creating a more compassionate, caring world by delivering expert supportive solutions to individuals, organizations, communities and beyond. Our mission is to support clients through life's challenges, from the ordinary to the unthinkable, with compassion and empathy.

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Mightier Clinical Services

Licensed Clinician LCSW, LMFT or similar - Telehealth (Nevada)

At Mightier, we believe in empowering every child to be their best self. Mightier is a child-centered, evidence-based, digital program that develops coping skills through play. Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Mightier is clinically proven to help kids prepare for life’s big emotions.

Mightier Clinical Services PLLC partners with Mightier to provide families enrolled in Medicaid access to the Mightier Program, while overseeing the program. Mightier Clinical Services clinicians support and empower families to access and engage with the Mightier Program.

We are looking for a mission-driven, creative, and innovative provider who will provide clinical oversight to Mightier members and their families. In this role, you will join a growing team of clinicians delivering remote therapeutic monitoring services to families.

Remote therapeutic monitoring is a new and innovative way of supporting individuals who are using digital mental health programs. Rather than traditional clinical care, remote therapeutic monitoring focuses on overseeing clients’ use of the program, helping ensure clients are using the technology appropriately to see clinical improvements. These services are delivered via telehealth and include 1-1 visits focused on the clients’ program use, and asynchronous review of clients' program data.

Things You'll Do:

-Learn the ins and outs of the Mightier Program.

-Perform remote therapeutic monitoring services via telehealth which includes guiding families in the setup and use of equipment, providing education about the Mightier Program, providing consultation calls throughout the client’s use of the program, and reviewing usage and engagement data.

-Comprehensively document family interactions.

-Support families by responding to programmatic questions and concerns via email, phone, and telehealth video calls.

-Support the ongoing use of Mightier, troubleshooting any technical or personal challenges impacting adherence.

-Perform account management tasks.

-Attend Clinical Team meetings and trainings as needed.

-Work remotely up to 30 hours a week depending on caseloads.

What You’ll Need:

-Master’s degree or Doctorate in social work, clinical counseling, or psychology

-State independent clinical license in Nevada: LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist, or similar license

-Enrolled as a Medicaid Provider in the state of Nevada

-Minimum of 3-5 years of direct patient care experience (preferably with children and families)

-Willingness to work some weekday and weeknight hours (between 9 am MT and 8 pm MT)

-A confidential, private location to work from remotely with reliable, high-speed Internet access

-Confidence and expertise in using technology to communicate

-Organized, quick, and an enthusiastic learner, an excellent communicator, and good with time management

Nice to Haves:

-Credentialed with Molina Healthcare of Nevada

-Bilingual in Spanish

-Willingness and ability to easily obtain licenses in other states within 3 months of hiring

What Else You Should Know:

-This position is fully remote with flexible hours

-This position will be under the general supervision of the Clinical Director

-This is a fee-for-service independent contractor position with a blended pay structure ranging between $35-$55 an hour. Base pay will be determined on an individualized basis and will be impacted by location, licenses, and years of experience.

Please apply via this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2451994/Mightier/Part-Time-Clinician-Nevada

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Looking to advertise your job postings? NASW-NV has a cost-effective option to promote  to our membership and through our distribution channels like our association website, newsletter, and social media pages. 

More information here: https://naswnv.socialworkers.org/Professional-Development/Advertise-With-Us

News to highlight! 

SCOTUS curtails federal agencies' regulatory authority

The US Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 against Chevron deference, the doctrine under which courts deferred to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous laws. Regulations related to payment rates for Medicaid and Medicare, in addition to how mental health services are covered by insurance, may be affected since interpretation of legislation by federal agencies may now be subject to decisions by lower courts. Full Story: Behavioral Health Business (6/28),  CBS News (6/28)

(Important) Optum/United Healthcare Issuing Overpayment Notices to Providers: Important Information and Steps to Take

Optum/United Healthcare is in the process of sending out overpayment notices to clinical social workers. These notices inform providers of overpayments made by Optum/United Healthcare and request reimbursement.

Overpayment recovery, commonly referred to as "clawbacks," is a complex issue and regulations vary significantly from state to state. (Information on specific state laws may be found on the Crossroads Health website. NASW makes no representations as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website. Social workers are encouraged to look up the relevant state statute to find the most up-to-date information.) Impacted social workers may also want to consult an attorney to understand their rights and responsibilities. Read more here: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Legal-Defense-Fund/Optum-United-Healthcare-Issuing-Overpayment-Notices-to-Providers-Important-Information-and-Steps-to-Take

Payment of Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Services Approved for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Director of Clinical Practice

On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. NASW is happy to inform its members that the final rule reported that clinical social workers, beginning January 1, 2024, will be reimbursed for Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Services (HBAI) performed. These services are used to identify the psychological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social factors included in the treatment of physical health problems. The services are reported by using procedural billing codes 96156, 96158, 96159, 96164, 96165, 96167, and 96168. Allowing clinical social workers to receive reimbursement for these services will permit better integration of physical and behavioral health care. Since the inception of these codes in 2003, NASW has been advocating for clinical social work reimbursement of these services to CMS and through federal legislation. Read more here: https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Tips-and-Tools-for-Social-Workers/Payment-of-Health-Behavior-Assessment-and-Intervention-Services-Approved-for-Clinical-Social-Workers


NASW member voices: supreme courts ends affirmative action. what are the implications?
by Mel Wilson, lcsw, MBA

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 29 made a ruling on affirmative action that will have profound and long-term implications for the country. With a 6-3 majority decision, SCOTUS declared in Students for Fair Admission Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. more directly, the ruling forbids all colleges and universities in the United States from taking race into consideration when admitting students. Read the full statement here

Chatgpt and social work: be excited, curious, and skeptical

it’s free. it’s fast. it’s exciting. it’s also unsettling for most, and upsetting for more than a few, who worry it could take away their livelihood — or upend their lives. Haven’t tried ChatGPT yet? when you do, you’ll be in the minority if you aren’t blown away. it exudes an uncanny if not eerie, human-like cadence. the tone is smooth, friendly, and reassuring. it all somehow feels familiar, like chatting with a trusted — and remarkably intelligent — old friend but it’s not your friend. it’s a computer algorithm. if that’s unclear, just ask ChatGPT:
“Can you explain what a computer algorithm is?”
“sure, I'd be happy to explain what a computer algorithm is. an algorithm is a set of instructions or a procedure used to solve a problem or perform a specific task. in computer science, an algorithm is typically a step-by-step procedure that is designed to be executed by a computer program.” social work, welcome to — and get ready for — the new world with ChatGPT. read the full article here!

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