The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.
As the regulatory body for almost 24,000 social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the College’s primary mandate is to protect the public interest. One of the ways the College fulfills this public protection mandate is by providing practice-related guidance and resources to support members in practising ethically and professionally.
Members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers may perform the controlled act of psychotherapy AND use the title “psychotherapist,” provided they do so in compliance with the Social Work and Social Service Work Act (SWSSWA), the regulations and the bylaws.
Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers demonstrates a commitment to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice.
Confidentiality is a cornerstone of social work and social service work practice; however, there are circumstances when members may disclose client information, with or without their consent. This issue of Practice Notes explores the mandatory reporting obligations of registered College members and examines the specific practice scenarios when these obligations may come into play. An important resource for employers of registered College members.
This spring the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers was pleased to launch its online complaint form. The new online complaint form is part of the College’s strategic priority to enhance regulatory effectiveness and improve accessibility and efficiency for stakeholders.
The College invites employers of social workers and social service workers to take its recently updated College Knowledge Quiz! Learn more about the College, its public protection mandate and the many benefits of hiring registered social workers and registered social service workers.