1. National & State Memberships:
Join NASW and become a member of the National and New Jersey Chapter of NASW. As a member of NASW, you will receive all national and state benefits. NASW-NJ members receive special continuing education discounts and access to events with social workers in your area. Additionally, NASW-NJ maintains a host of special interest groups in communities throughout the state to keep you up to date on the policy and advocacy issues specific to your practice. Click here for more information.
2. Job Opportunities:
Members have access to social work job opportunities nationwide through NASW Job Link, an online interactive social work job bank. Other great networking opportunities include Unit meetings, Meet & Greet Networking events and Special Interest Group (SIG) activities. Additionally, Private Practice members in the state of NJ will have the ability to receive referrals from EAPrefer free of charge. Click here for more information.
NASW members receive discounted rates for CEU programing and the Chapter’s Annual Conference in Atlantic City. One FREE CEU program a year is offered by your local Unit and one FREE workshop during Social Work Month in March for 3 CEU’s. Members are eligible for the Bank of America NASW Platinum Plus Credit Card with WorldPointsSM. Members may also take advantage of an NASW checking account, NASW Press Publications, hotel and car rental discounts. Click here for more information.
4. Licensing and Test Preparation:
NASW-NJ members receive discounted rates for licensing test preparation courses for the LSW and LCSW exams. In addition to test prep, members may have their licensing questions answered by emailing the licensing hotline- email@example.com. Click here for more information.
5. Insurance Protection:
NASW Assurance Services Inc. (ASI) gives members access to valuable insurance benefits. ASI offers excellent rates on professional liability (malpractice) insurance, term life, long-term disability, hospital daily cash benefit, and personal accident insurance for eligible members. NASW Assurance Services also offers Risk Management workshops, an online course that offers FREE CEU’s, articles, and resources. Click here for more information.
NASW-NJ publishes the New Jersey Focus, a bi-monthly newsletter to provide members with an overview of activities and events the New Jersey Chapter along with information from colleagues, classifieds, and continuing education opportunities. Members have access to newSWireTM , an e-newsletter that is distributed via email weekly. These electronic and print publications make it easy for members to stay current and involved in Chapter activities. Sign up!
7. Special Interest Groups:
NASW-NJ has many Special Interest Groups (SIG) comprised of members from all over the state of New Jersey. These groups are organized to discuss topics of importance for your practice. In addition, NASW-NJ advocates for legislative issues that are pertinent to the populations you serve. Click here for more information.
8. Professional Credentials:
NASW Credentialing Center establishes and promotes the standards and credentials required for excellence in the practice of social work. Current holders of the QCSW credential can register FREE in the National Social Work Finder online search tool and will receive premier placement in search results. Click here for more information.
9. Political Action Candidate Election:
Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action arm of NASW. As a political action committee, PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW’s policy agenda. NASW-NJ is active in creating the change necessary for the betterment of our society. Click here for more information.
10. Government Relations:
NASW is instrumental in assuring that the social work perspective is incorporated into pending legislation before Congress and state legislators. Members can receive free Action Alert e-mails detailing current issues on Capitol Hill and in your state legislature. Sign up for National Legislative Alerts here and sign up for NJ Legislative Alerts here!