The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria is a professional institute that mobilizes membership into a professional forum.
The institute trains, develops capacity, consults and offers a wide variety of professional social work services and care.
It thrives also to impact on social welfare policies that could make life meaningful to people especially those living in Least developed countries (LDCs) of the world.
The institute addresses more importantly professional practices as well as academic platform for addressing emerging social work issues in all ramifications.
The institute also seeks professional collaborations with relevant instituitions on all areas of social work practice.
Academic institutions and research centers are also encouraged in partnership arrangements with the institute to foster efficient and productive social work practice.
Professional trained specifically in social work disciplines to build partnerships among other professionals working within the field of psychosocial intervention, caregivers and families; collaborating with the community, usually with the goal of creating supportive environments for clients or service users, advocating for adequate service, treatment models and resources; changing social policy to address issues of poverty, employment, housing and social justice; and supporting the development of preventive programmes for the less privilege. Social workers focus on early intervention, treatments, and post treatment with individuals, groups and the general public through education, advocacy and improving access to services, resources and information.
As Professional institution, we attract more than 300 Trainees yearly from within and outside the Country in Social work skills acquisition and capacity development programmes from different broad spectrum of Social work profession and allied disciplines.
Our Team of facilitators are seasoned and core Social work academics, researchers and active field Professionals in various field of Social work profession, which put us at the forefront of Social work Profession in training and capacity building.
Our programmes of capacity building are delivered with support and partnership with relevant National and International bodies and Social Work professionals from both the Academic and Independent Social work professional practice.
Membership into the Institute is by examination as it is done in any serious minded institution; our Social work Proficiency Certificate Examination is in two parts which is preceded by three to five days’ workshop depending on the mode (Direct membership or Graduate Conversion) of entry point. Successful candidates are afterwards invited to membership induction ceremony where an oath of ethical membership of the profession is taken and dully signed and stamped.
The objectives of the Institute as approved by government of Federal Republic of Nigeria are as followings:
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