Spring 2021 Newsletter is HERE

May Events!!

Monthly Virtual Lunch and Learn hosted by the Central Unit on May 20th. Earn up to 1.5 SW Hours. Register HERE

Knowledge Empowerment Mentorship – May 24th from 6:00-7:00pm.  To Register: HERE

Mental Health Impacts on the Caregivers & Siblings of Special Needs Kids Training – May 27th from 12:00-1:00pm.  1 Social Work CEU Awarded!  To Register: HERE

The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election as officers of the NASW-SC, in summer 2021. All members of the Association in good standing are eligible to be elected to Leadership positions. The committee seeks a diverse group of candidates with a desire to ensure the continued success of this chapter as well as National. If you wish to nominate yourself to a leadership position your nominations must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021.

Please go to: Board Election Nomination Forms.pdf (socialworkers.org) and email all completed forms to: naswscboardelection@gmail.com

Not sure what unit you are in or just want to see how the units are divided, go to: SC Chapter Unit Map.pdf (socialworkers.org)

Open Positions as of July 1, 2021  

Vice President – Term 7/1/21 – 6/30/23  

President Elect – Term 7/1/21-6/30/22 (President term 7/1/22 - 6/30/24) 

At- Large Member – Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

Northern Unit Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

Central Unit Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

Pee Dee Unit Rep- Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

Southern Unit Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

Western Unit Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/23  

MSW Student Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/22  

BSW Student Rep – Term 7/1/21-6/30/22  

*DEADLINE for Submission is May 14, 2021  For more information please contact the Chapter Office 803-256-8406

A Letter From Your NASW-SC Board!

Hello NASW-SC members, colleagues, and friends, 

We hope this letter finds you well and safe during this pandemic. On behalf of the NASW-SC Board of Directors, we are reaching out to share several updates for the coming year.   To continue reading Go HERE.



Clinical Counselor/Social Worker

Location: Mill Spring, NC 

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm 


  • Develop trusting, authentic, working relationships with residents and the residents’ therapist to form a core clinic team.
  • Develop relationships with residents’ family members, and/or external care providers by providing support and feedback on biweekly calls
  • Develop and lead each Recovery Team including leading meetings and giving consistent communication
  • Empower residents in creating their personal Recovery Plans and provide feedback on progress and challenges
  • Collaborate with the residents and clinical teams to ensure expectations and goals are clear and to promote movement through the program
  • Lead and direct residents’ transition process between program levels and/or discharge
  • Works from a strength-based approach, using Motivational Interviewing, and other modalities


  • Master’s Degree in either Social Work, Counseling, or allied field
  • Experience working with adults with mental health challenges
  • Strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Good judgement and will value supervision
  • Ability to balance flexibility with appropriate boundaries and comfortable providing feedback to others
  • Superior relationship skills, education, and life experiences to facilitate planning and implementation of goals

For more information about CooperRiis, please visit our website at: www.cooperriis.org and see other Clinical opportunities open in Mill Spring, NC and Asheville, NC.

Interested in applying or have more questions on the position, please contact:

Amanda Mastroianni at hr@cooperriis.org or 828-802-0894

*CooperRiis is a therapeutic healing community located in Mill Spring. We are a Smoke/Drug/Alcohol Free Facility.  

* CooperRiis strives to maintain high standards of safety for our employees and residents during COVID-19 by following State and CDC guidelines. All staff are required to follow the COVID-19 protocol with no exceptions. This includes, but is not limited to: temperature monitoring, social distancing, wearing a mask, wearing other protective gear as necessary for the position, cleanliness, and hand washing.  

NASW-SC Statement on Recent Events:

After four years of turmoil and devastating policies, the unimaginable happened. The attack on our government on January 6, which left five dead and could have cost the lives of our Vice President and several Congressmen and women, appears to have been launched by the rhetoric of President Trump himself, with the encouragement of his family and political allies.

NASW-SC stands firmly against this violence and attack on our democratic process. Our country is built on civil discourse and dissent, advocacy, and debate. Yes, we can disagree on how to address the issues we face - but we must recognize the escalation of conflict and divisiveness are ineffective and dangerous. We strongly and unquestionably condemn the use of violence and inciteful rhetoric. 



FAVOR is a free service provider of recovery from substance use disorders through education, advocacy and recovery support services resulting in healthier individuals, families, and communities. FAVOR provides an innovative response to the suffering caused by substance use disorders for over 5,000 new individuals in Upstate South Carolina each year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families, and Changing the World. FAVOR meets people where they are and builds free progressive and creative programs to save lives and silence the stigma that goes along with the disease of addiction. 

FAVOR offers the only free confidential Helpline in the state of SC, (864.430.1802), to deal with questions or concerns about drug or alcohol use for individuals and families, Recovery Coaching for individuals and families: In-recovery specialists that can relate because they are in recovery themselves, Recovery Coaches that work with our Veterans (thru Veterans Hospitals and Organizations), Free Family Interventions, 

Outreach to the Community: FAVOR is bringing recovery to unserved communities around Greenville County and beyond  in partnerships with other organizations and churches, The Emergency Department Project: First and only of its kind in the state of SC -- onsite ER response to overdose survivors and Recovery Coaches that work with the homeless population in Greenville County with Aids and HepC- distributing naloxone assertively and supplying them with not only with life giving medicine but free counseling toward a better life free of SUD (Substance Use Disorders).

For more information visit:  www.favorgreenville.org  -- View Facebook Page

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