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The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) serves as the professional regulatory body for the profession of social work in Alberta. Its regulatory obligations are legislated under the Health Professions Act (HPA) that has requirements for mandatory registration, continuing competency, the practice of restricted activities, and a specialty register for clinical social workers. The ACSW supports continuing competency activities for its membership such as an annual conference and regional events that promote skilled and ethical social work practice. To complement its legislated obligations, the ACSW advocates for policies, programs and services that serve the interests of public protection, thus involving communication with government ministries as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with numerous external organizations (Provincial, National and International).
The ACSW also represents the social work profession in Alberta and its 8000+ members in addressing policy and practice matters that affect professional interests such as Indigenous social work, children’s issues, gerontology, health, private practice, social action/social justice and international social work.
The ACSW is governed by a Council comprised of ten members elected by its membership, four public members appointed by the government, and the chair of the Indigenous Social Work Committee. The ACSW maintains an office in Edmonton, Alberta.
Social Workers passionately engaged through our commitment to professionalism, individual, systems and environmental advocacy, and social justice.
Together we fulfill the regulatory requirements of the Health Professions Act and represent, strengthen and celebrate the social work profession.
For more information, please visit their website at www.acsw.ab.ca
|Job Title:||Registrar & Executive Director|
|Reports to:||ACSW Council|
|Six (6): Associate Director|
Complaints Director (X2)
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
|Indirect Reports:||Seventeen (16.5 FTEs)|
The Registrar & Executive Director (RED) is an Ex-Officio member and accountable to the Council of the ACSW for enacting the vision and strategy of the Council and for ensuring the organization upholds the regulatory standards set by the HPA, thrives through responsible financial management, efficient management of operations, setting and achieving operational goals. These responsibilities are intended to support the success of the mission and strategic directions of the ACSW and to assist in positioning the ACSW as a recognized leader in the field of social work and regulated health professions. Major duties involve adeptly leading the ACSW staff, providing support to Council legislated governance activities, overseeing professional regulation & public protection, driving membership engagement and advocacy initiatives, and ensuring strong relationships with diverse stakeholders including the public, members, Indigenous communities and government.
Strategic Leadership & Governance Support
Registrar Regulatory Leadership
Executive Director Social Work Profession & Advocacy Leadership
Registrar-Executive Director Stakeholder Relationships
Executive Director Operational Leadership
Executive Director People Leadership
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Competencies and Attributes
EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The ACSW welcomes diversity and embraces inclusion. They are committed to cultivating a culture where every member of our community shares a feeling of safety and belonging, and where diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences is essential to their success. The ACSW welcomes the unique contributions that come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and strongly encourages applications that represent the diversity of our community. Furthermore, ACSW encourages applications from candidates who identify as a member of an Indigenous community.