This Candidacy mentorship training is provided through the NSCSW and is available for all members. Mentorship is eligible towards the 40 hours of required yearly professional development for social worker registration.
A completion certificate will be provided to all RSWs who complete this mentorship training. Prospective mentors must meet all eligibility requirements set by the College.
There are 4 modules in this training:
Orientation to Candidacy/ Mentorship
Preparing, Assessing, and Evaluating Learning Agreements
Supporting Candidates and Advancing Learning
Feedback and Evaluation
Each module includes:
Overview of Contents
Introduction to the Topic
Topic Specific Content
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Activities will include readings, questions, scenarios, and infographics.
Resources (e.g. books, articles, or websites to refer to for more information)
Some of the recommended readings are accessed in the Social Work Reference Centre via the member portal for the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). Members of our College can visit the CASW website to claim their free national membership. We strongly recommend that you do this before starting the mentorship training, as it may take several days for CASW to verify your membership. CASW offers many learning resources that are free for NSCSW members.