The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.
In This Issue:Message from the Registrar and CEOA Better Tomorrow, Today: Candies Kotchapaw’s Journey to Amplify the Global Black ExperienceRevised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice – What Employers Need to KnowFAQs – Social Work and Social Service Work Titles and DesignationsWe Want Your Feedback: Employer Practices Related to Registration/Renewal FeesEmployer Resources
Insights and Collaboration with Social Work and Social Service Work Employers The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) recently held a virtual webinar for employers located in northern Ontario. The webinar was a wonderful opportunity to continue working collaboratively with employers. The College’s Director of Complaints and Discipline, Richelle Samuel, Registration Manager, Susanne Pacheco, and Registrant and Renewal Manager, Paul Cucci, facilitated the webinar. The webinar focused on titles and…more >>
Nurturing young Black minds to excel in their endeavours was always at the forefront of Candies Kotchapaw’s professional ambitions. Instead of waiting for change to happen, she broke new ground to create systems of support to help guide and inspire current and future generations of young Black leaders.more >>
Earlier this fall, the College finalized revisions to its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which is now available to view on the College’s website! The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice was revised following a robust consultation process to ensure that updates reflect societal changes and the current practice landscape, with a further focus on public benefit. The changes affect ALL social workers and social service workers, regardless of their employer or…more >>
As an employer, it is your responsibility to perform due diligence when hiring a social worker or social service worker. The College regularly receives notices from employers about individuals who were hired to work with vulnerable populations as social workers or social service workers, only to find that they are not registered with the College. The College also receives notices of individuals using false names during and after the hiring process. Many of these serious issues…more >>
The College is conducting a brief survey to gain insights into employer practices related to registration fees for social workers and social service workers. Your input is invaluable to us, and we would greatly appreciate your participation. To participate in this short two-minute survey, please click here. Your responses will remain confidential. We believe that your insights will help the College gain a better understanding of employer practices for social work and social service work…more >>
Employers play an important role in helping the College fulfill its mandate of public protection. Click on the resources for employers of social workers and social service workers below to learn more.more >>