The Spring Newsletter is now available View HERE

Upcoming Events!!  

June 5, 2023, NASW-SC Clinical Social Workers Resource Group from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Calling ALL Clinical Social Workers! This resource group was created for clinical social workers to have a safe space to voice their concerns and opinions, raise awareness across the chapter regarding mental health needs, and improve understanding of the needs of clinical social workers within the chapter. For more info and to register go HERE

June 7, 2023, Lunch and Learn: Virtual Townhall - Meet the SC Board Candidates & Trivia Event. 1 FREE Ceu for All Members! For more info & to register go HERE

June 15, 2023, Lunch and Learn: Social Workers as the One-Stop Shop Clinician in Healthcare. 1.5 SW Ceu's Awarded! For more info and to register go HERE

Children's cancer

Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP), whose mission is to provide resources, community, and loving compassion to children with cancer and their families, is seeking a Family Advocate and a Bilingual Family Advocate to join our team serving families across the Carolinas. The hybrid positions are based in our office in Durham, NC or Spartanburg, SC.

Position provides social work services to families whose child has been diagnosed with cancer and referred to (CCP). Support families on their cancer journey to ensure they get to treatment and empower them by assessing needs and providing resource connection, case management, psychosocial support, and direct assistance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete intake and needs assessments for families referred.
  • Provide individualized assistance, psychosocial support, crisis intervention, and case management to an assigned caseload of CCP families.
  • Coordinate and implement programs and activities to meet the psychosocial needs of families.
  • Comply with CCP privacy policies and procedures regarding confidential information.
  • Share concerns and suggestions for CCP improvement and contribute to strategies that enhance CCP performance and growth.
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of family interactions and services provided.
  • Contribute to strong relationships with referring pediatric cancer treatment centers that promote timely referrals and coordination of treatment support.
  • Assist the Director, Family Programs in planning and building activities and programs that meet the emotional and social needs of families throughout treatment, survivorship, and bereavement
  • Advocate and negotiate on behalf of families and patients with local and national systems.
  • Support the work of the organization by identifying families who would be good ambassadors for media, marketing, grants, fundraising stories, etc.
  • Travel as needed to connect with families, and attend CCP events including, but not limited to, annual staff retreat, staff events, and family weekend camps
  • Participate in occasional evening and weekend assignments and a few overnight commitments throughout the year
  • Other duties as appropriate and assigned

Position Requirements and Skills Include:

  • Commitment to excellence in supporting children battling cancer
  • Master’s degree in Social Work required
  • Minimum of four years of experience working with children, youth, and families
  • Experience in case management, crisis intervention, mental health, and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience working with pediatric oncology population preferred
  • Ability to build relationships quickly, be empathetic while ensuring a high degree of self-care
  • Bilingual family advocate must have proficiency in written and verbal Spanish language
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with multicultural/diverse populations
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Ability to perform routine office work, lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Valid Driver’s license

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can send cover letter and resume to 

2023-2024 NASW-SC Board of Directors Slate

The South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the following members for the positions indicated.  The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) has certified that the slate meets all of the Chapter’s affirmative action goals and representational mandates.

Petitions for a chapter-wide position must include signatures from 5 members or 5% of the total number of chapter members (whichever is greater), with at least one signature from each geographic unit, if the chapter has geographic units, petitions for unit-specific elected position must include signatures from 5 members or 10% of the total number of unit members (whichever is greater). A petition must include, along with the member’s signature, the member’s printed name and membership number. Petitions must be submitted to the Chapter office by May 31, 2023.

Position for NASW-SC 2023-2024 Candidates
President Elect Kristi Byrd
Vice President Dr. Anthony Hill
Member at Large Dr. Sylvia Rogers
BSW Student Representative Emma Pedersen
MSW Student Representative (Vote for 1) Patricia Pairol
Shakirah Grainger
Lisa Londono
Catawba Unit Representative Tracey Reyes
Central Unit Representative (Vote for 1) Jennifer Outlaw
Monica Jeffcoat
Northern Unit Representative (Vote for 1) Mary Beth Hyatt
Dr. Virna Little
Pee Dee Unit Representative (Vote for 1) Jimmie Williamson
Lindsey Nelson
Southern Unit Representative Tiha Allen
Western Unit Representative Bethany Nemeth
Voting will begin on June 7, 2023, so be on the lookout for more information. For questions please contact the chapter office.
NASW-SC Statement on Roe v. Wade 6/24/22.Today is a sad day for our country and state with the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. What was a fundamental right for almost 50 years is now gone. What was legal yesterday is now illegal. This ruling has taken away a person's right to choose. A person's right to choose reproductive health that is best for them, their body, their health, and their family. With this ruling it is one more step in the wrong direction. This ruling now leaves it up to each state to choose their own course of action related to abortion. What does this mean for SC? Our current Governor McMaster has already expressed a desire to promote more aggressive anti-abortion bills for SC. This means he can call the Legislators back at any time this year to vote on a more aggressive anti-abortion bill. This is unacceptable!!! As social workers, NOW is the time to let your voices be heard. Please contact your state and federal legislators and tell them WE STAND FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS!! 

Community Engagement Coordinator

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. 

Social Worker – South Carolina Connections Academy

South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school. The school was launched in 2008–09 under contract to the South Carolina Connections Academy Charter School. SCCA is South Carolina’s very first virtual charter school, authorized by the South Carolina Public Charter School District. The school serves students in grades K–12 from anywhere in South Carolina. 

Working primarily from your home in South Carolina, this 10 month School Social Worker will promote the academic mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.  The School Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student successes and by implementing effective intervention strategies. Master’s in Social Work and current Social Work license are required.

To Apply Please Click HERE

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