Mentor Information

Mentor Information

The role of a STSW mentor is to guide another less experienced STSW member in their initial growth process as a transplant social worker.  A mentor is not a supervisor, counselor, or teacher.  The role of the mentor is to support the new transplant social worker by offering encouragement and suggestions.  The goal is for the mentee to develop professionally into a confident transplant social worker.

STSW mentors have a significant role to play in developing the social workers entering this practice area.  Transplant Social Work is a very specialized, technical field that is expanding and requiring more and better trained professionals.  We need practitioners who are dedicated to advancing transplant social work practice, dedicated to developing the professional social workers entering this practice area, and dedicated to advancing the mission of our organization.

To apply to be a Mentor:

  1. Download and complete the Mentor Application
  2. Take a passport size image of yourself (shoulders to top of the head)
  3. Complete the Mentor Training Program & the quiz at the end of the training (This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 continuing education contact hour)
  4. Complete the Mentor-Training-Evaluation form
  5. Send an e-mail to and attach:
    • Your completed and signed application
    • Your picture file
    • Your completed Mentor Training Quiz found at the end of the Training Program
    • Your completed Mentor Training Evaluation Form
    • If you prefer to mail or fax your information, please send an e-mail to requesting an address or fax number

How it works:

Once your information is received, it will be reviewed by the committee and you will be notified of the decision.  You must pass the quiz with an 80% or higher score.  If accepted, your picture and your Mentor profile will be loaded on to the STSW web page and made available for potential mentees to review.  You will receive a certificate of program training completion.

Mentees review the mentor profiles on the web page and select up to 3 potential mentors on their application.  Once a mentee successfully completes the program requirements, the Matching Committee reviews their mentor selections and matches them based on availability.  Once the committee verifies the match, they will contact you and the mentee so that you can begin your relationship!

Your mentee will be instructed to contact you via e-mail or by phone to set up the initial meeting.  The mentees are instructed to come to the initial meeting with a set of goals they would like to pursue as a starting point to begin the relationship.  These goals should be flexible and change as the relationship grows and the mentee’s needs change.

At the end of the year, you will be sent an evaluation asking for your input about the program.  Your comments are critical to the development of this program.  So please take the time to provide us with your insights into what worked well and what needs improvement.

Please always reach out to the mentor program administrator by e-mailing with any questions or concerns.




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