12 Feb 2018

Is Something Missing from Your Hire?

How to Find a Social Worker or Social Service Worker on the OCSWSSW Public Register

Employing registered social workers (RSWs) and registered social service workers (RSSWs) demonstrates that you are committed to delivering professional, ethical, qualified and accountable care and services to the clients your organization serves….

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12 Feb 2018

Proclamation of the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy: What You Need to Know

The College is pleased to announce that long-awaited legislative changes concerning psychotherapy were proclaimed and came into force on December 30, 2017.

What Does this Mean for Employers?

These important developments affect your employees who practise psychotherapy and/or those who wish to use the title “psychotherapist.”

As of December 30,…

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12 Feb 2018

Q&A: Can a Registered Social Worker or Registered Social Service Worker Perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy?


Yes. As of December 30, 2017, members of the College are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy in compliance with the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 and its regulations and bylaws.

Members must practise in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook,

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10 Nov 2017

Message from the Registrar

Welcome 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,…

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10 Nov 2017

What Employers Need to Know About the College’s Complaints & Reports Processes

The College’s complaints and reports processes are an important regulatory tool the College uses to protect the public from unqualified, unfit, and incompetent social workers and social service workers.

Employers of social workers and social service workers may not be familiar with the College’s complaints and reports processes or aware that all members are held accountable to rigorous investigations and discipline processes….

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