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We’re (kinda) hiring! Apply to join our 2019-21 SSWN editorial team by September 30th

We’re (kinda) hiring! Apply to join our 2019-21 SSWN editorial team by September 30th

SSWN friends and other school-based clinicians reading this: Do you want to take your school mental health experience to the next level and communicate your ideas to thousands of other school clinicians like you? Do you want to be part of a team that is going to build some great things in 2019-2021 at SSWN to bring evidence-informed and dynamic content to the 7-10,000 readers who visit our sites each month? Do you like to write and/or have an interest in presenting vital information via infographics, videos, or podcasts?

What do you think, are you interested? If so, then apply by September 30th to join our All-Volunteer SSWN Editorial Team for 2019-2021.

SSWN co-editor Mike Kelly practicing some self-care in Iceland, 2016.

Benefits of joining our All-Volunteer Editorial Team:

•Joining a growing network and sharing your expertise (almost 1,900 school clinicians are on our social media platform SSWNetwork now, with more joining every day)

•Publishing your work on SSWN, and our related social media feeds (SSWNetwork, Twitter, FB, and Pinterest) and having it reach 5-10,000 people each time you post.

•Developing your writing skills and (just maybe) putting it towards further research and writing projects down the road e.g. a PhD or other scholarly work.

•Getting to work with other passionate and dedicated school clinicians all over the country (and having a blast doing it)


On behalf of my co-editor Scott Carchedi and the rest of our SSWN and SSWNetwork contributors, I want to invite you to apply for our exciting new SSWN Editorial Team. Our open positions include:

  • Managing Editor (Up to 3 positions; duties would include generating article ideas, editing contributors’ work, and developing content for the various SSWN platforms around this year’s topics for the 2019-2020 school year: trauma-informed approaches in K-12, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline, rethinking school safety, and developing effective referral and entrance/exit criteria for SSW)
  • Columnists (5 positions; looking for columns on a variety of topics including self-care for 21st-century SSW, doing racial equity work in K-12, collecting and using data effectively; feel free to suggest your own topic ideas as well)
  • Podcast Contributors (3 positions; no experience with podcasts or equipment necessary)
  • Infographic Creators (3 positions; distilling our Research Briefs and other key SSWN writings into one-page visuals that can work as handouts and go on other social media sites like Pinterest & Instagram; great for people who love to do graphic design)

The work will be collaborative and done completely online here and using Loyola’s Zoom conference meeting software. Every position is a volunteer one (we also aren’t making any $$ running the site), and we ask that people who are applying agree to serve for 2 years as we get our Editorial Team up and running.

SSWN Senior Contributor Marjorie Colindres

Still reading? Send your resume and a sample of ideas for what you would like to do in the position you’re applying for to Michael Kelly at [email protected] by September 30th. We hope to start our SSWN Editorial Team work together by November 1st, so send your application in asap. Thanks!

About The Author

Michael Kelly

Michael S. Kelly PhD, LCSW is Professor and Director of the School Mental Health Advanced Practice certificate and Family and School Partnerships Program at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. Prior to coming to Loyola in Fall 2006, he was a school social worker, family therapist, and youth minister in the Chicago area for 14 years. He has authored over 65 journal articles, books, and book chapters on school social work, evidence-based practice (EBP), and positive youth development. He is a fellow of the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counseling, and the Associate Editor of the Advances in School Mental Health Promotion Journal. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of School Mental Health Journal, School Social Work Journal, and Children & Schools. He has recently brought his work on school mental health and EBP to researchers and practitioners in England, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, and Japan.

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