Welcome to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ winter 2018 issue of the Employer Communiqué. The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.
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 College’s most recent roundtable was held on November 9,…
In August 2018, the College launched the Unregulated Practitioners webpage, located in the Public section of the College website. This page lists court proceedings that have been initiated or are in the process of being initiated against unregulated practitioners. It is just one of a number of new and ongoing initiatives developed to enhance the College’s regulatory effectiveness as it fulfills its mandate to protect the public interest….
As mandated under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is required to have a process for mandatory reports.
The Act lists specific circumstances in which an employer of a College member must make a report to the College….
Organizations that hire College members employ professionals who are accountable for their actions and dedicated to enhancing their practice in an ongoing way. The College’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) ensures that members remain current in their practice. The CCP requires members to engage in self-assessment and goal-setting on an annual basis to ensure that they continue to learn and develop as professionals throughout their careers….
The College encourages employers, as part of the hiring process, to check a candidate’s registration status on our Online Register. This is the best way to determine whether the candidate is registered with the College.
As mandated by the Social Work and Social Service Work Act,…