Employer Communiqué

The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.

Fall 2021

COVID-19 Update: Practice Considerations for Social Workers, Social Service Workers and Their Employers

COVID-19 Update: Practice Considerations for Social Workers, Social Service Workers and Their Employers
As the Ontario government gradually lifts remaining public health and workplace safety measures over the next six months, the College is providing an update around practice considerations for social workers and social service workers and their employers. Using professional judgment The College continues to take its cues from government and public health authorities, and we remind employers and members to do the same. The College is advising members and employers to use their professional judgment when…more >>

Reporting Obligations: Misrepresenting Professional Qualifications

Reporting Obligations: Misrepresenting Professional Qualifications
What does it mean when a social worker or social service worker misrepresents their professional qualifications? According to the Professional Misconduct Regulation, under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, a social worker or social service worker misrepresents their professional qualifications when they commit one or more of the following offenses: inappropriately uses a term, title or designation in respect of the member’s practice;fails to identify themselves as a social worker or social service worker to a…more >>

Practice Notes: The Evolving Landscape of Electronic Practice

Practice Notes: The Evolving Landscape of Electronic Practice
The global pandemic has required major adjustments in nearly all facets of life, and social work and social service work practice has also shifted accordingly. The College’s Professional Practice and Complaints and Discipline Departments have been contacted on a frequent basis during COVID-19 about new ideas for electronic services. Read more >more >>

Open Discussion a Highlight at Employer Roundtable

Open Discussion a Highlight at Employer Roundtable
The College hosted its 8th Employer Roundtable virtually on September 29, 2021, for employers in the Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins region. The Roundtable included 17 participants from 13 different organizations across various sectors and disciplines. The biannual event is part of the College’s employer outreach initiative and an opportunity for employers of social workers and social service workers to connect and engage with the College. Discussion points The College’s Registrar and CEO Lise…more >>

Employer Resources

Employer Resources
Employers play an important role in helping the College fulfill its mandate of public protection. Educational tools and resources are available to employers on the College website.more >>