ANNOUNCEMENT: New Job Board for Social Work Jobs in Health Care Settings

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Job Board for Social Work Jobs in Health Care Settings

The NASW California Chapter is coordinating with California hospitals and other health care facilities to post job openings for social workers on a job board. Check out the jobs today, but be sure to visit again as more hospitals and facilities submit jobs over the next week.


NASW-CA Chapter Telehealth Resources

In response to the COVID-19 national health emergency, many organizations and private practices are switching, however temporarily, to the use of telehealth as a primary means of delivering behavioral health services. For many social workers, the current challenge is to provide ethically sound, legally compliant, and clinically effective interventions at a distance. Consequently, the California ..Read More…

Updated Position Announcement: NASW-California Executive Director

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking an Executive Director for the California Chapter.  The ideal candidate will possess strong nonprofit business management skills, a strong understanding of professional associations, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, will be comfortable working with community partners and will have a strong commitment to social ..Read More…

PRACTICE ALERT: Update Your Voicemail Greeting During COVID-19 Crisis

For many mental health clinicians, their voicemail greeting and/or after hours message may instruct individuals to call 911 or go to their nearest emergency room in case of a psychiatric emergency. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, emergency services may become overwhelmed. Because some cities are experiencing a significant increase in 911 calls and ..Read More…

CA State Senator Richard Pan Hosting Virtual Town Hall Today at 6:30PM Regarding School Shutdowns

CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan (6th District) is hosting a telephone Town Hall today to discuss the school shutdowns during the Coronavirus/COVID19 shelter in place orders and answer questions from constituents. 

WHEN: Today, Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6 p.m.
WHO:  Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.
David Gordon, Superintendent of the Sacramento ..Read More…

2020 NASW-CA Chapter Elections: Candidate Statements

Social workers! It’s that time of year again! During the month of April we’ll be holding our annual Chapter elections! Polls will close on April 30th. Ballots will be personalized to your region and sent via email to all our members. If you haven’t received a ballot, please email us at!


$2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package Will Support Social Workers, Clients They Serve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends Congress and the White House for passing into law the $2.2 trillion economic relief package that will provide aid to individuals, families and communities.

“Our nation is experiencing unprecedented levels of psychological and economic devastation as a result of this public health crisis” said NASW ..Read More…

Practice Alert: Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

In April 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched the Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. The emergency task force was created to address startling findings from a 2018 research letter in the Journal of America Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics which reported, among other things, a 73% increase in the suicide rates of ..Read More…

California Health Corps Announces Behavioral Health Job Opportunities for LCSWs

Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday the creation of The California Health Corps. California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we’re opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the ..Read More…