October 22, 2015   

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Thursday, 10/22, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Thursday, 10/22, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 10/27, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 10/28, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 10/30, 12pm-1:30pm
Middlesex PPSIG Meeting

Sunday, 11/1, 9:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday, 11/4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sunday, 11/8, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 9:30am-11am

Monday, 11/9, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8:30pm

Monday, 11/9, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 11/10, 6pm-8pm

A Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

Private Practitioners Please Note:
Medicaid Does Not Pay Social Workers in NJ
Some private practitioners are finding that, despite being a participating, in-network provider with a particular insurance company, they are not getting paid for services to some clients who are insured by that company. One possible reason would be if the client is covered under Medicaid.
In New Jersey, Medicaid is now issued and administered by five different health insurance companies ( see the first 2 links below for the names of these  companies). If your client is insured through one of their Medicaid managed care plans, you will not be paid.
Clients with Medicaid will have a card issued by the insurance company and may tell you over the phone that they are covered. The following websites provide information about NJ Family Care, which is a Medicaid program for children and families:
- http://www.njfamilycare.org/choos.aspx
- http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/info/resources/care/ 
The best practice for ensuring that you do not inadvertently see clients for whom you will not get paid, is to do a benefit check before seeing the client. That can be done by phone or, in some cases, through a company such as Navinet at https://navinet.navimedix.com/sign-in?ReturnUrl=/Main.aspx.

Gala Online Silent Auction is Open. 
Bid Now!  

View auction items HERE. 
S ee something you like? Start bidding now! 

Please note: Online bidding will end at 2:00pm on Friday, October 23, 2015. Bidding will continue in person at the Anniversary Gala.
If you do not attend the Gala, you may be outbid.

Buy Your Ticket at the Door
to 45th Anniversary Gala!

Online ticket purchase is now closed, but you can still register at the door for $65/person or $25/Student member. 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Galloping Hill Golf Course
3 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ
(Exit 138 off the Garden State Pkwy)
Free Ethics Consultations For Members 

The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who encounter ethical dilemmas and/or have ethics related questions.

For hours and contact information click here.


CLINICAL DIRECTOR - Princeton's Corner House Clinical Director is the second highest administrative employee responsible for the supervision and consultation of clinical work within the department. Provide individual and group supervision for professional staff. Coordinate supervision of student interns and field instructors. Consult with staff psychiatrist on issues of clinical practice. Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops. Provide administrative coverage in the absence of the Executive Director. Carries a clinical caseload composed of individuals, families, and a group. Works with the Executive Director and professional staff to evaluate existing clinical services and to develop new clinical programs. Requirements: Dual license in LCSW and LCADC. A minimum of 5 years of experience, with at least three years of serving as a clinical supervisor. Knowledge of the theory and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Knowledge of individual, family and group theory and treatment. Must satisfy employer paid physical, drug screen and criminal background check. Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 NJ residency required by State Statute. R.S.52:14-7. Application available online at www.princetonnj.gov/employment.html Deadline: 10-30-2015

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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902


Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director   




2016 NASW-NJ Chapter Elections

Is it time to be a Leader in your NASW-NJ Chapter?
If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill the following positions on the Chapter Board of Directors:
- President-Elect
- Secretary
- Central Regional Representative
- Southern Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have three (3) positions open in the next Election.

The Election will take place in May of 2016. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2016. Candidates will be notified of Election results by the first week of June.

Interested members should submit a nomination form.
For more information see Run For Office or contact Mary Jean Weston ( mjweston@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x12).
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event
Monmouth/Ocean Unit members gather to hear a presentation from volunteers of
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
on October 16th at the Brandywine in Howell.
Newly Added CE Course! 
Bullying in School as Child Neglect
(2 Clinical CEUs)

November 9, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm in South Orange
Presenter: Stuart Green, LCSW, DMH

Bullying in school arises from weaknesses in school culture, for which educators are ultimately responsible. Bullying reflects neglect by educators of a responsibility comparable to the duty owed to children by caregivers and should be viewed as institutional child neglect. Child neglect measures should, therefore, be applied, including duty to report and the involvement of social service agencies and child advocates. Viewing childhood bullying in this way will lead to more effective prevention and addressing of bullying, and safer, better lives for children.

For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

NASW-NJ Member-  $30.00
NASW-NJ Student Member or Gold Card Member- $15.00
Non-Member-  $45.00


Looking for more courses?
View the full list of NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
Clinical Webinar for Specialty Practice Sections: Using Social Media in Social Work Practice 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Credit Hours: 1.5 CEUs

The NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinars -- offered exclusively to SPS members -- focus on a specific area of social work practice. Member can receive free CE's for each webinar attended. Audio recordings and transcripts of past SPS webinars are available online on demand, and CE credits are offered for all on-demand webinars. See more information.
Private Practice SIGs  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

October 27th- Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
October 30th- Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick) 
November 9th- Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
November 9th- North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
November 12th- Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
November 20th- Hudson (meets in Jersey City) 

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW Test Prep on November 8 - Register
LCSW Test Prep on December 11 - Register
LSW Test Prep on December 19 - Register

Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
December 4, 5, 6 - Three day course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours.

NASW Member- $275.00
Non-Member- $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $250.00


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