Summer 2019

Employer Roundtable

On October 10, 2019, the College is hosting an event for employers in the Kingston, Belleville and Hastings area. As part of the College’s employer outreach initiative, the annual Employer Roundtable is an opportunity for employers to learn more about the College and its public protection mandate,…

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Summer 2019

Q&A: Use of the Title “Clinical Social Worker”

Q. Why can’t a College member use the title “clinical social worker” and/or “registered clinical social worker” in respect to their practice?

A. The Social Work and Social Service Work Act (SWSSWA) requires anyone who uses either the protected titles below or their abbreviations or French equivalents to be registered with the College:

social worker
registered social worker
social service worker
registered social service worker

The Registration Regulation O….

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Spring 2019

Social Workers and Social Service Workers: What’s the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a social worker and social service worker? This is one of the most common questions asked of the College by employers. Only College members can use the protected titles “social worker/registered social worker” and “social service worker/registered social service worker.” The College has due processes in place to ensure only College members use the protected titles….

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Spring 2019

Employer Roundtable

Since 2017, the College has hosted Employer Roundtables in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Sudbury and Kitchener. These interactive events provide an opportunity for employers to learn about the College and its public protection mandate and to share their ideas about how the College can better support employers.

The date of this fall’s roundtable has been set for October 10,…

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Spring 2019

Q&A: Mandatory Professional Development

Does the College require members to engage in ongoing professional development each year?

Yes. As part of its public protection mandate, the College requires members to engage in ongoing learning through its Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Based on an adult education model, the CCP requires members to:

Review the Standards of Practice… every year.

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Spring 2019

The Benefits of Field Education for Employers

Have you considered providing field education opportunities to social work/social service work students?

Field education is a mandatory practicum requirement for those aspiring to careers as social workers and social service workers. An experiential learning tool, field education helps students develop their professional competency by providing them with an opportunity to apply their knowledge to the practice setting….

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