Candidacy Mentors are an important link in the model for professional development within the membership of the NSCSW
The role of a Candidacy Mentor is highly valued. Candidacy mentors are an important link in the model for professional development within the membership of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. In recognition of their contribution:
Candidacy Mentors can count 20 hours of their combined orientation training and Candidate Mentorship hours towards the required 40 hours of annual formal professional development.
Candidacy mentors can have a letter of appreciation sent to their employer from NSCSW. Request to be made upon submitting final candidacy report.
The Board of Examiners encourages Mentors to provide their services at no charge to the candidate as part of their general responsibility to the profession. (See Chapter 9, Code of Ethics). However, there is no policy prohibiting payment of mentors. In cases where mentors are being paid, the Board of Examiners must be informed and the details of the arrangement should be clearly spelled out in a contract between the Mentor and the Candidate.