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Project Network is the product of a three year federally-funded grant awarded to the University of Nebraska Omaha, Grace Abbott School of Social Work. The grant is designed to address a significant workforce shortage of social workers trained to work with individuals, age 25 and under, who are experiencing co-occurring disorders in rural Nebraska. Project NETWORK is designed to address this shortage.
Currently, Project NETWORK is recruiting social work students interested in addressing this need. These practica will occur across the state with a focus on underserved areas. Students are asked to commit to a concurrent (back to back semesters) practicum. They will receive a $10,000 stipend for the project; this amount will be issued at $5,000 increments for each semester. Twenty-five students will be selected to participate in the project for year one, and 30 students will be selected for the following two years.
Criteria to Apply
This opportunity is for advanced standing MSW students in a concurrent practicum placement focused on working with individuals with co-occuring disorders up to age 25.
Students must agree to the following:
- Complete a concurrent practicum (over two semesters).
- Work with individuals up to age 25 who experience mental illness and developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse.
- Participate in a pre and post test.
- Participate in 15 hours a week for four weeks of web based training.
- Participate in a 4 hour training on evidence based practices.
- Participate in additional web based trainings on an on-going basis.
- Post on a discussion board.
- Use web based applications and social media.
- Provide contact information to UNO, post-graduation, for 1 year.
- Agree to report your occupation status and job description, post-graduation, for 1 year.
To Apply: Complete an on-line application at www.omnibehavioralhealth.com/ProjectNETWORK
Please direct questions to Project Coordinator, Susan Feyen-Reay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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