Jacksonville State University Social Work

Jacksonville State University Social Work Welcome to our page! This is the place to stay informed about all the happenings (past, present, and future) in the Social Work Department at Jacksonville State University.
The Bachelor of Social Work Program at JSU was launched in 1988, and received initial accreditation by the National Council on Social Work Education in 1992, which became retroactive to 1988. Accreditation was reaffirmed in 1996, 2004, and again in 2013, which will be in effect until 2020. The BSW program at JSU is one of the largest in the state of Alabama. The MSW program admitted its first cohort of students in August, 2017.

Training opportunity for faculty, staff, and students.
07/07/2019

Training opportunity for faculty, staff, and students.

We took this picture earlier in the week. The facelift is coming right along.
07/05/2019

We took this picture earlier in the week. The facelift is coming right along.

07/04/2019
Black woman who helped create the GPS finally gets some recognition | AFROPUNK
07/03/2019
Black woman who helped create the GPS finally gets some recognition | AFROPUNK

Black woman who helped create the GPS finally gets some recognition | AFROPUNK

Inspired by the re-telling of her sorority sister’s engineering success in the now classic film “Hidden Figures”, a Virginia woman named Gladys West is coming forward with her hidden history and involvement in created a technology most of us use everyday—GPS. As it turns out, like her sorori...

Jacksonville State University
07/03/2019

Jacksonville State University

JSU will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4-5, 2019. The Recreation and Fitness Center will be closed on July 4 but open normal summer hours the remainder of the week and holiday weekend. The dining hours will be as follows: Starbucks and Chick-fil-A will be closed July 4-5. WOW will be closed July 4 and open normal summer hours Friday-Sunday.

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
07/03/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recognized by Healthcare Leadership Council
The EBCI is leading the way in fighting the opioid epidemic and rampant substance abuse, with a $14 million residential treatment facility and $46 million crisis stabilization...
http://ow.ly/e6VK50uS13h

Job Opportunity Alert: The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) is looking to hire a Medicaid Waiv...
07/02/2019
What is the RPC? | Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

Job Opportunity Alert: The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) is looking to hire a Medicaid Waiver Case Manager. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor Degree in a Social Science related field (preferably in Social Work). If you know anyone who may quailfy and be interested in this position, please refer them to RPCGB.org for a full job description. They can also email their resume to Bridget Phillips at [email protected]. They are intending to hire quickly!

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) provides planning services, economic development services and multiple initiatives for six counties and 84 communities throughout central Alabama. RPCGB works through a consultation process with local governments, citizens, non-profits a...

07/01/2019
Revolution News

Revolution News

The ‘Dignity’ statue honors Indigenous cultures.

06/28/2019

Talladega Health & Rehab has an opening for a full time Licensed Social Worker. This position requires a LBSW professional license as required by the state, experience and or educational background in working with elderly and healthcare. Full time benefits: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 401k, Cancer insurance.

Please apply at 616 Chaffee Street Talladega, AL 35160

JSU SW Work interns Morgan Rudy, Brittany Alexander, Skyla Dover, Olivia Bennett, and JSU SW Alumni Larry Montgomery, Ca...
06/28/2019

JSU SW Work interns Morgan Rudy, Brittany Alexander, Skyla Dover, Olivia Bennett, and JSU SW Alumni Larry Montgomery, Calhoun County DHR: the Students did a great job hosting an Independent Living Skills group this week

Kimber (Wonder Woman) Wickersham, Jonathan (Batman) Adams, Kim (Green Arrow) Whorton, Karen (Flash) Phillips, Sean (Supe...
06/27/2019

Kimber (Wonder Woman) Wickersham, Jonathan (Batman) Adams, Kim (Green Arrow) Whorton, Karen (Flash) Phillips, Sean (Superman) Creech, and Dee (Green Lantern) Barclift shared their Super Social Work Powers with the kids at the JSU Kids College and had a great time helping them create their own super hero masks and capes. Thank you to Dr. Newton for being our narrator, and Lisa Pugluise, DaRhonda Hicks, and Todd Wilson for playing our kids in need of powers!

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
06/27/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Native Americans invented lacrosse—and now the modern league is embracing it
There’s no better time than the present to talk about things like inclusion & diversity & the respect that we should show the indigenous people that invented the game that we play
http://ow.ly/tBd650uOn6L

National Association of Social Workers
06/25/2019

National Association of Social Workers

From exposure to extreme weather and heat waves to worsening air pollution and the spread of insect-borne disease – climate change is a health emergency. That’s why the National Association of Social Workers has signed on to the Climate, Health, and Equity Policy Action Agenda. You can read agenda here: www.climatehealthaction.org #ClimateHealthEmergency #ClimateChangesHealth

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
06/22/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Feds Show Up Unprepared For Hearing On Murdered And Missing Native Women
Justice Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials couldn’t take a position on any bills relating to this invisible crisis.

Not only did Toulou and Addington fail to provide written testimony to the committee in time for the hearing ― a violation of committee rules ― but they couldn’t say what the administration’s position was on any of the bills because there isn’t a position.

https://bit.ly/2FnHddI

We may have shared this before, but it’s worth a second read. What a wonderful place to utilize Social Workers! #Elevate...
06/21/2019
More libraries hiring social workers to address homelessness, employment challenges

We may have shared this before, but it’s worth a second read. What a wonderful place to utilize Social Workers! #ElevateSocialWork
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/more-libraries-hiring-social-workers-to-address-homelessness-employment-challenges-62023749614

In places like San Francisco, where the cost of living is high and housing is limited, more and more people in need are taking refuge in libraries. Now a growing number of libraries across the country are hiring social workers to fill the need in their communities.

The Role of Social Workers in Crisis Intervention
06/19/2019
The Role of Social Workers in Crisis Intervention

The Role of Social Workers in Crisis Intervention

Social workers often help individuals struggling to cope with major trauma. What skills and qualities are needed to work in crisis intervention? What is a Crisis Intervention Social Worker? A Crisis Intervention Social Worker's main focus is to provide support and guidance to clients in a state of a...

Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate
06/19/2019
Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

Continuing education opportunity:
06/19/2019

Continuing education opportunity:

Facelift Friday at Brewer Hall. The brick is going on
06/14/2019

Facelift Friday at Brewer Hall. The brick is going on

#FearTheBeak
06/12/2019

#FearTheBeak

Here is a picture of Cocky to brighten your day, Gamecocks! ❤️

06/10/2019
Jacksonville State University - School of Education

Job opportunity:

Project Wiggles And Giggles

Job Descriptions
Montgomery and Birmingham Office Openings

Special Instructor : An Early Intervention Special Instructor (SI) is a teacher who specializes in supporting and understanding the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. The goal of this therapist is to increase a young child’s learning opportunities to positively impact his growth.
Must already have a bachelors degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Human Development, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Sociology.
Must have one year or more of experience working in an early childhood/ special education field.
Must have reliable transportation. Travel is required.
Job Type: Full-time

Service Coordinator: helps the families of children with developmental delay navigate all aspects of the Early Intervention system by:
• Coordinating all services available to children across agencies
• Providing information on available services, resources and options
• Assisting in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
Must already have a bachelors degree or higher in Social Work or Social Services
Must have one year or more of experience working in a social work field.
Must have reliable transportation. Travel is required.
Job Type: Full-time

Please email resume to [email protected]

Access to home internet access is a problem for college students as well especially those who live in rural areas
06/10/2019
'Homework gap' shows millions of students lack home internet

Access to home internet access is a problem for college students as well especially those who live in rural areas

In classrooms, access to laptops and the internet is nearly universal. But at home, the cost of internet service and availability gaps create obstacles in urban areas and rural communities alike.

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
06/06/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Today, USET SPF President, Kirk Francis, participated in a Congressional panel discussion regarding recent Broken Promises Report issued by US Commission on Civil Rights. It is time that the US take action to honor its obligations to Indian Country.

http://ow.ly/Ngnj50uxBsT

Great insight posted by one of our Social Work graduates who is attending the NASPA Conference in Washington, DC
06/06/2019

Great insight posted by one of our Social Work graduates who is attending the NASPA Conference in Washington, DC

Click the link to help support one of our Social Work graduates raise money to fight childhood cancer.
06/05/2019
Help Chelsea Fight Kids' Cancer!

Click the link to help support one of our Social Work graduates raise money to fight childhood cancer.

Chelsea Martin is riding in the Great Cycle Challenge this June to fight kids' cancer! Please sponsor Chelsea and show your support to help these kids beat this terrible disease. CLICK to view Chelsea's fundraising page!

Mental Health Awareness and Support- the page
06/05/2019

Mental Health Awareness and Support- the page

#AdminChrissi

Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency
06/04/2019

Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency

Drive thru Hep A Clinic Offered. Etowah County has reached the "Outbreak" stage of Hepatitis A and we will be partnering with the local Health Department to assist them in distributing the vaccine to those who request it. There will also be free testing for TB, HIV and Hep C. The drive thru clinic will be held in the parking lot next to the Etowah County Health Department beginning at 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) on Wednesday, June 5th. To enter the drive thru clinic; turn off of East Broad Street onto South 7th Street and follow the signs. Walk ups are welcomed. If you do not have a vehicle, you may use the City of Gadsden Trolley and get off at the South 8th Street stop and walk one block to the clinic.

JSU Faculty, Students, and Staff:
06/04/2019

JSU Faculty, Students, and Staff:

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