Monthly Archives: November 2019

Probation officers could become social workers under L.A. County plan

On November 19th, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a study of a proposal to encourage probation officers to get a master’s degree in social work to improve outcomes. The measure also includes recommendations on potentially creating employment pipeline programs from local MSW programs into the Probation Department, to fill any ..Read More…

Eureka City and Del Norte County Schools Partner with HSU Social Work on New Mental Health Grant

Photo provided by Humboldt State University This is a press release from Humboldt State University:

Nov 20, 2019

A pair of new grants from the U.S. Department of Education will bring nearly $5 million to Humboldt and Del Norte county schools to train and place Humboldt State Master of Social Work (MSW) students as school ..Read More…

Larry Schallert: Recognizing a passion for helping others

By: Vivianna Shields
Originally published by The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley, CA)

Larry Schallert, Assistant Director of the Student Health & Wellness/ Mental Health Center displays his 2019 Social Worker of the Year award at his desk at College of the Canyons in Valencia on Friday, November 08, 2019. Photo by Dan Watson/The Signal

Whether it’s ..Read More…

Announcement from BBS: New Website Updates

Announcement from the Board of Behavioral Sciences:

We have added some documents to our home page ( under the “What’s New, Important Updates” link which explain some of the new laws going into effect during 2020 and 2021.  These documents relate to the following:  LEP’s as Supervisors, Providing Notice to Clients, Suicide Risk ..Read More…

NASW Practice Alert: Requirement to provide notice to psychotherapy clients

Beginning July 1, 2020, all mental health counselors, whether licensed or unlicensed, will be required to provide a notice to each of their clients stating where they can file a complaint. (AB630, Chapter 229, Statutes of 2019)

Read the announcement from the BBS:

NASW PRACTICE ALERT: Summarizes final rule on arbitration agreements in long-term care facilities

The Use of Arbitration Agreements within Long-Term Care Facilities: Changes to Federal Requirements and Implications for Social Workers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently published a final rule that affects beneficiaries who seek or receive care in long-term care (LTC) facilities—defined by CMS as nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities that participate ..Read More…

NASW PRACTICE ALERT: Helping Clients Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

Help Your Clients Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare open enrollment period began on October 15 and ends on December 7. During this period beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and health coverage. This NASW Practice Alert provides basic information on that process, a brief introduction to the ..Read More…

JOB OPENING: Social Worker IV in Imperial County

Position Information: Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned.

Social Worker IV A/B requires a Master’s degree and social work case management experience in ..Read More…