10 Nov 2017

Message from the Registrar

Photo of Lise BetteridgeWelcome to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ inaugural Employer Communiqué! Employers are important stakeholders of the College and we are pleased to be reaching out to you.

As an employer of registered social workers and registered social service workers, you have taken an important step in ensuring that your employees have met specific entry-to-practice requirements, are bound by a code of ethics and standards of practice, engage in ongoing learning through the College’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP), and are accountable through the College’s complaints and discipline processes. Employing College members demonstrates that you are committed to delivering professional, ethical, qualified, and accountable care and services to the clients your organization serves.

The Employer Communiqué has been developed in order to provide employers with relevant information about:

  • The role of the College and its mandate.
  • The value of hiring a registered social worker and/or registered social service worker.
  • Resources available to you as an employer.
  • Employer responsibilities.
  • Information about the College’s complaints and discipline processes.
  • And much more!

We hope you find this communiqué timely and relevant. I also encourage you to visit the Employers section on the College’s website to read important and topical information that may be useful to you as an employer of social workers and social
service workers.

If you have any questions regarding the Employer Communiqué, or if you have suggestions for topics you would like us to address in a future edition, please contact communications@ocswssw.org.

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Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW
Registrar