Job Search

Need help with your job search?

OASW offers a number of services specifically related to employment:

Social Work Jobs: the online job search site. Partnered with Workopolis, SocialWorkJobs provides a comprehensive job-networking tool. This user-friendly website enables OASW members to post CVs, search for jobs, make job applications online and access career resources at no charge. This website allows social work employers to post jobs directly and search for qualified job candidates who have uploaded their résumés/CV's.

Read the following document attached below to get you started: 
How to Use the Social Work Jobs Site (Job Seeker/Employer)
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How to Use Social Work Jobs
(Adobe PDF File)
How to Conduct An Effective Job Search
This 50 page handbook provides tips, advice and organizational materials to help you with you job search, free to download for OASW members.
OASW Job Search Initiative

OASW conducted a survey on members' needs related to job search and entering/re-entering social work practice in Ontario. 

Based on the feedback, OASW launched the Job Search Initiative in 2012, available exclusively to OASW members. 

The goal of the initiative is to provide OASW members with short-term access to Experienced Social Workers who can demystify the job search process and provide advice and perspective on job search strategies. 

To facilitate this process, the Job Seeker and Experienced Social Worker are expected to meet twice in a mutually agreed upon format (e.g., in-person meeting, teleconference, Skype video call). 

Experienced Social Workers are not expected to find jobs for Job Seekers. 

How the OASW Job Search Initiative works:
Step 1: Job Seeker provides a copy of their cover letter and/or résumé.
Step 2: Experienced Social Worker reviews cover letter and/or résumé.
Step 3: Parties meet.
Step 4: Follow-up meeting. 

The Experienced Social Worker's role is to:

-Provide practical tips on cover letters and/or résumés and if possible interview skill tips as well.
-Provide short-term coaching and guidance to OASW members seeking employment in the social work profession. 

To participate in the OASW Job Search Initiative, as a Job Seeker or as an Experienced Social Worker, please click:

*Disclaimer: OASW assumes no responsibility for the Job Seeker-Experienced Social Worker relationship. However, OASW will endeavour to find another match if the match is not satisfactory or needs have changed.