NASW-NJ Mentor Program
Purpose and Mission
The NASW-NJ Mentor Program was formed to facilitate
connections between senior members of the profession and newer social workers.
Mentoring can include interpersonal support, guidance, sharing of wisdom and
information, coaching, and role-modeling. It is a professional relationship
intended to foster discussion about social work related issues and the
profession. Mentorship is a purposeful, conscious, voluntary relationship.
Mentor relationships and interactions are not meant to provide case supervision
or psychotherapy. The frequency of the meeting and time limit is determined by
the two partners in the mentoring relationship. Mentoring occurs between an
experienced, NASW-NJ social worker and a recent graduate, a social worker
re-entering the field, or a social worker who is changing their field of
practice. Mentoring is open to NASW-NJ members only.
Looking for a Mentor?
Are you a member of NASW looking for a mentor? Want to be more connected?
Looking to develop your social work career in a new direction? New social
workers, students, and social workers returning to the field may participate in
our Mentoring Program. You must be a member of NASW to participate in the
CLICK HERE to find a mentor.
Mentors are NASW members in good standing,
maintain a license to practice social work in New Jersey, have more than five
years of practice, have demonstrated expertise in social work practice, and are
willing to share their experience with social workers in their pursuit of
professional development. Participants are expected to uphold the principles
and standards put forth by the NASW Code of Ethics. It is recommended, but not
required, that mentors hold professional liability insurance. The parameters of
the relationship are left up to the mentor and NASW-NJ member. Mentors are
organized by practice area allowing members to search for mentors in their area
of interest. Members will be able to search a database of mentors by
practice area. Interested members will contact mentors directly to
initiate the mentoring relationship.
Looking to become a Mentor?
If you are a NASW member and would like to become a volunteer mentor, please take a few
minutes and fill out our new online application.
HERE or go to: https://naswnj.site-ym.com/?BecomeAMentor.
This form will capture important information for our new database which will
allow NASW-NJ members looking for a mentor to quickly and easily search for the
If you have questions about the Mentor Program, please contact Janine
Hendryx at firstname.lastname@example.org or