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Employment Opportunity with the Board of Social Work!

    BOSW Assistant Director Position Open for Hire

        The Minnesota Board of Social Work is hiring a new Assistant Director, a leadership position with the agency.  The Board's mission is "To ensure the residents of Minnesota quality social work services by establishing and enforcing professional standards".

    Learn More

        Information, including the posting, qualifications, and job summary,  can be viewed at the State of Minnesota online job application service.  Search for "JOB ID 7321".

    How to Apply

        Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, August 11, 2016 and close on Monday, August 22, 2016.

        All qualified persons must submit applications via the "MN Careers" website.

Immediate Vacancy for Public Board Member

There is an immediate opportunity to serve on the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Read more here: Vacancy Notice and Board Member Position Description

Licensing and Compliance Data Report

The Board compiled Licensing and Compliance related statistics for Fiscal Years 2000 through 2015.   View the data report here.

Governor Mark Dayton Appoints Three to the Board of Social Work

On June 29, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Lori Thompson, LSW,  Emily Bastian, LICSW,  and Jill Grover, LGSW to serve a four year term on the Board of Social Work.  Press Release of Board Appointments

Loan Forgiveness Program for Mental Health Professionals

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORPHC), Minnesota Department of Health, administers the program funded by the State of Minnesota authorizing the health professional loan forgiveness program in both rural and urban ares.  For more information and submit an application see the ORHPC website:

Minnesota Department of Human Services News for BOSW Licensees: New Adult Abuse Reporting System

Beginning July 1, 2015, the new Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center will provide a single, toll-free number the general public, mandated reporters and licensed professionals, including Social Workers can call to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Read more...
Licensing Transition Period Exception for Grandfathered Licensees 
The 2013-2014 grandfathering period ended December 31, 2014. The law provides a time-limited period, from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017, for licensees who obtained a LGSW or LISW license during a grandfathering period, and do not hold an MSW degree accredited by CSWE, to apply for either the LISW or the LICSW license, provided they meet all other license requirements.  Read the Boards Statute for details Statute 148E.0557
Workforce Survey 
The Board encourages you to complete the  Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care  Workforce Survey when you apply to renew your license. Survey results are important for planning the future of Minnesota!
Electronic Health Records 
Minnesota Statute 621.495 mandated implementation of electronic health records (EHR) by January 1, 2015, for all MN health care providers. The Minnesota Department of Health serves as the primary resource for issues and inquiries relating to  EHR in Minnesota .

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