Regional Meetings and Trainings
After joining, you will be contacted with information about area events where you can build relationships and network with other social workers working in schools. You can also earn continuing education credits through trainings and grow leadership skills through volunteer opportunities and more. Discount on registration when attending any OSSWA organized event.
OSSWA is the ONLY state organization representing SCHOOL social workers. Our Legislative Director seeks every opportunity to represent our profession on a local, state and national level through the assistance of universities, NASW-Ohio, Midwest School Social Work Council, and our national School Social Work associations. Your voice is represented on state, regional, and national SSW organizations and other student services advisory groups and councils.
Job Search Assistance and Career Information
OSSWA provides information about School Social Work positions throughout the state. OSSWA also shares updated information regarding laws and policies that affect School Social Work practice in Ohio and across the nation.
Continuing Education Opportunities
Membership gives you access to discounted CEU’s for events we host. OSSWA regional trainings and annual conference provide continuing education to increase your professional knowledge by offering supervision, ethics and specific topics that impact professionals who work in schools. You will also be notified of other upcoming School Social Work conferences.
OSSWA keeps you abreast of what is happening within the organization and around the state and country through our e-newsletter, annual report and website.
With your membership, you will also have access to the members only section of the website osswa.org that provides advocacy materials, research articles, and other resources you can use in your daily work!
Networking & Professional Development
Being an active member gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills as a member of the official board or one of our many committees, opportunities for students to shadow and intern with professional around the state, and communicate with experts in the field to sharpen your knowledge and skills.
OSSWA provides endless opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to sustain and improve your professional organization. We hope you will consider joining us and start creating your impact on the field of School Social Work today!
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