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Social Workers Sought for Statewide Mentorship Program

 

You are invited to take part in an exciting new Michigan social work mentorship program. This program is a perfect opportunity for new professionals who are looking to build their network and connect with seasoned clinical and macro social workers, who are experienced and invested in supporting the next generation of social work leaders across the state. The program is intended to help the mentee identify with the profession and provide opportunities to discuss job-related issues, resumes and career concerns, licensure and testing, as well as dealing with the challenges and demands of the social work profession.*

 

* Please note that the NASW-Michigan Mentorship program is not supervision for licensure.

 

Why do we need a statewide mentorship program?

Mentoring is an invaluable component of every social worker's career. Many individuals choose the profession of social work because they have been inspired or advised by a social worker or a mentor. After choosing the profession, though, social workers must continue to make career choices and respond to a variety of unanticipated challenges. Over the next decade it is expected that a new generation of leaders will begin managing our agencies, and NASW-Michigan wants to help lead the way in making sure our field is ready for those changes.

 

What is the commitment?

● The NASW-Michigan Mentorship Program is a one year commitment.

○ Mentees and mentors are expected to meet on at least a monthly basis.

○ It is encouraged that all formal mentoring meetings take place face to face if possible, but meetings may also occur over the phone or through videoconference.

● Additionally, NASW-Michigan will be hosting a mentorship training (for both mentors and mentees) on Saturday, September 29. 2018 in the Ann Arbor area. The training will run from 10am-3pm and will include free CEs for attendees. The training is required for participation in the program, but we will have streaming available for those not able to make it in person.

● Participants are expected to uphold the principles and standards put forth by the NASW Code of Ethics.

 

Who is invited to participate?

All social workers are invited to participate:

● Mentees may be social work students, newer professionals with one to five years of experience practicing social work, or are returning to the social work field after taking time off. Mentees seek the guidance and support of a seasoned colleague in their professional development.

● Mentors who are licensed social workers have more than five years of clinical and/or macro practice experience, have demonstrated expertise in social work practice, and are willing to share their experience with social workers in their pursuit of professional development. It is recommended, but not required, that mentors hold professional liability insurance.

 

What additional support does NASW provide?

● Matching of the mentors/mentees

● Trainings throughout the year, including a group orientation

● Ongoing check ins with all participants

● Resources on mentorship/leadership

● Ethics related consultation, if needed

 

How do I get signed up?

Complete the online application at https://goo.gl/forms/rGUpOf8gdgXpMnuN2 

 

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, July 8, 2018. All matches will be made and participants notified by August 31, 2018.