Fall Professional Development Opportunities

NASW-VA has an impressive list of professional development opportunities for the social work community in Virginia this fall! Here are just a few of the opportunities available to you starting this September! Visit our website here for a full list of professional development opportunities.
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As the back-to-school season begins, Expert advice on identifying, improving your child’s anxiety, a great article from Northern Virginia Magazine.


Dr. Scheyett describes the ways that social workers serve their communities.

Anna serves as dean of the College of Social Work at USC. Her research examines community integration of vulnerable populations, especially those with serious mental illnesses, those with HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Google Glass is helping some children with autism better understand facial expressions, according to findings published in npj Digital Medicine. Children used a smartphone app that works with the Google Glass headset and gives the wearer information on what emotions other people are expressing, and researchers say the social skills of study participants improved after about 10 weeks of treatment.

A survey of millennials suggests that leaders should exemplify organizational values, communicate frequently and show they trust people, write Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey. Other leadership traits suggested by Elliott and Corey include admitting mistakes and showing that you care for and will develop your team.

Get $25 Just for Being a Member!

As an NASW-VA member, you have access to so many great benefits and we have an exciting new one for you! We are proud to announce NASW-VA has partnered with Hotel Engine to offer our members a $25 credit toward their next hotel booking, August 1 through September 15, 2018! Hotel Engine is an invitation only hotel booking platform that saves its member an average 26% off 150k+ hotels worldwide.
Sign-up here   to take advantage of your new travel perk! After joining, easily enroll in HE Rewards to see the $25 credit applied to your account in the form of 12,500 rewards points.
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2019 NASW-VA Annual Conference Call for Presenters Announced!
NASW Virginia is requesting proposals for 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 3 hour workshops to be presented at the 2019 NASW-VA Annual Conference in March in Williamsburg,VA. Planning on presenting? Please email Jaime (information below) and let her know of your intent to submit. This helps us prepare for the selection process.

Contact Jaime Strohhacker, Professional Development Coordinator.
Email for More Information  or call (804) 204-1339 Ext 202.

NASW’s newest member benefit—MyNASW Community—is transforming how NASW members connect, share ideas and resources, and stay up to date.

Visit mynasw.socialworkers.org to update your profile and join the conversation today. Questions? Contact NASW Member Services at 1-800-742-4089 Monday through Friday 9 am-9 pm ET.
These trainings focus on simple and effective self-regulation techniques for clinicians to use to help increase resiliency and decrease effects of trauma. Join us for a blend of experiential and didactic learning about trauma, resiliency and how yoga can help you and your clients become more resilient, understand trauma and create compassionate connection! 

You will receive:
18 CEs (4 Ethics CEs) approved by NASW-NC, NBCC & APA 

Fall Dates: 
Level 1 - Richmond, VA: September 14th
Level 2 - Richmond, VA: September 15-16th

To register and for more information go to:  https://yogafortrauma.com/virginiafall18/
LCSW or LPC (In-Patient)
Psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and boys located 15 minutes north of Emporia, Virginia seeks experienced licensed or license eligible clinician (LCSW or LPC) to provide therapy and case management services on an inpatient basis. Population served includes adolescent girls and boys with complex developmental trauma, co-occurring mental illness, and substance abuse issues. Position provides individual, group, and family therapy within a psychiatric residential setting. 

Virginia license is preferred. Two years’ formal experience counseling adolescents is preferred. Residential experience is preferred. 

Highly competitive pay & benefits including employer sponsored Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place. Post offer criminal background and drug screenings required. Position open until filled.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Chris Thompson
Attn: Job # 2018-4                                                                           
Fax: (434) 634-6237  
E-mail: careers@jacksonfeild.org                                

The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is accepting applications for a full-time Bilingual Mental Health Clinician . Applicants should have a Master’s degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement, or a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years clinical employment experience. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure. Preferred applicants will have experience working with delinquent or maladjusted youth in a residential setting, or experience in the mental health or social work field. Apply at www.svjc.org or contact us at 540-213-0245.

Location: Springfield Virginia (working remotely is an option)
Text: Alteristic seeks dynamic and charismatic public speaker with leadership skills. Alteristic is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the reduction of violence. Senior Trainer will provide consultation, training, and curriculum development on research-informed prevention strategies for a variety of audiences. 50% travel. Work remotely is option. Visit www.alteristic.org/careers .

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Biltmore
115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
August 24 th  & 25 th , 2018
“Integrated Treatment for Eating Disorders”
Register and Pay online Via Credit Card:

Mail Registration Form and Check Made Payable to:
The SEED Conference
Attn: Ruth Ann Rigby
1147 Hilda Drive
Jackson, MS. 39213
15 CE contact hours offered
Exhibitor and Sponsorships are available!!

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact individuals and their loved ones.
This year’s conference will focus on “Integrated Treatment for Eating Disorders”. 
Be a part of an evolution in understanding and treating Eating Disorders.
You will hear current experts in eating disorders, including those with specialization
In evidence–based treatments and innovative treatments. We invite you to join us for
this information-packed event and earn CE’s when you attend.
Who Should Attend?
Physicians, Psychologists, Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses, and any other Mental Health Professional
who work with individuals and families with eating disorders. 

Job Title: Senior Trainer
Location: Springfield Virginia (working remotely is an option)
Alteristic seeks dynamic and charismatic public speaker with leadership skills. Alteristic is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the reduction of violence. Senior Trainer will provide consultation, training, and curriculum development on research-informed prevention strategies for a variety of audiences. 50% travel. Work remotely is option. Visit www.alteristic.org/careers .

Step up and lead with a regional leader. Advance your career with an award-winning organization that excels in helping our communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger. Make the most of your management talents at Carilion Clinic, an award-winning healthcare network that includes seven hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions.

Based in Roanoke Virginia, we offer compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach programs. Join and guide a team of caring individuals who embrace and reflect our valuescommUNITY, courage, commitment, compassion, and curiosityin all that we do. And realize the advantages of professional stability, strong technological resources, and true advancement potential.

The Manger of Behavioral Health Services manages the Carilion Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry Social Work program at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital located in Roanoke, VA as well as the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, VA. The Manager of Behavioral Health Services coordinates departmental functions with leadership colleagues under the direction of the Senior Director of Psychiatric Nursing. This position provides leadership to the Social Work and the discharge planning team, focusing efforts on managing the POC, expediting through-put, as appropriate, reducing and /or eliminating barriers to transition of care, and assisting in the management of patient and family expectations and coordinating utilization management and overseeing discharge planning within the department. This manager must exhibit the ability to communicate, organize, prioritize, mentor, and problem solve with all members of the SW/Discharge Planning team as well as facility and community stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective quality patient care.

Inspiring Better Health at Carilion Clinic
Every day at Carilion Clinic, our employees come together to inspire better health in our patients, their families and our communities. Explore how you can be a part of this diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary patient-centered team, and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others.

Our Values
Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:
CommUNITY: Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.
Courage: Doing what's right for our patients without question.
Commitment: Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.
Compassion: Putting heart into everything we do.
Curiosity:   Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.
As an employee, you can take advantage of our competitive pay, various scheduling options, continuing education opportunities and excellent benefits.
Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Carilion is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Job Requirements:
Education: Masters Degree in Social Work (or related field) required.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of social work experience in a health care facility. Management experience strongly preferred. Certification in Care Management a plus.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia required.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Ability to problem solve and to communicate effectively. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Must maintain competencies as a Clinical Social Worker.