The registrant can use the title ‘social worker’ or practice social work in Newfoundland and Labrador as per the Social Workers Act. Active registration with NLCSW grants the Registered Social Workers (RSW) designation.
Active Registration (Conditions Apply):
The registrant has been found guilty of conduct deserving of sanction as per the Social Workers Act and has conditions attached to their practice.
The registrant has been found guilty of conduct deserving of sanction as per the Social Workers Act and has been suspended from practicing social work for a defined period.
This membership category is available for individuals who are not currently engaged in the practice of social work in Newfoundland and Labrador as defined by the Social Workers Act due to being on extended leave, residing in another jurisdiction or not working. Non-practicing members are not eligible to use the title social worker, RSW designation or to engage in the practice of social work in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The registrant has been found guilty of conduct deserving of sanction. The Social Workers Act details the types of conduct deserving of sanction.
A notation under the regulatory actions can link to:
- Past discipline decision. All sanctions in relation to the decision have been completed. The Social Workers Act requires that decisions are maintained on file for 10 years from the date of the decision.
- Upcoming hearing. The date, time, and location of the hearing will be noted and registration details for individuals interested in attending the hearing will be provided.
The Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC) may refer a matter to the Registrar or Associate Registrar for a settlement agreement following investigation, when it is of the opinion that the matter can be satisfactorily resolved in this manner and that public protection does not warrant a hearing. A settlement agreement is a three-way agreement between NLCSW, the social worker, and the person who filed the complaint.