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Join OSSWA and Access Your Member Benefits Right Away

Invest in Your Career. Become an OSSWA Member and Access Your Benefits Today.

Access Member Benefits Today


Get Informed

Become invaluable to your district with critical information to support your practice.


Get Skilled

Professional learning to increase your effectiveness and confidence with evidence-based practices.


Get Connected

Collaboration and resource sharing with those who “get” the work you do.

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Your Benefits.

Membership benefits start immediately.

Tools for Practice.

Gain access to Members Only section of the website that provides advocacy materials, research articles and other resources to be used in your daily work.

Job Alerts.

Get regular updates about School Social Work opportunities throughout the state.

Be Visible.

Learn to explain your unique role as a dually licensed mental health and education practitioner.

Legislative Advocacy.

Advocate for action on legislation that impacts our profession.

Opportunities to Improve Your Craft.

Increase your professional knowledge by engaging with continuing education opportunities.

Collaboration with People who "Get it".

Opportunities to use your talents to sustain and improve our profession. Develop leadership skills as a board or committee member. Network with experts in the field to sharpen your knowledge and skills.


Easy Access to Useful Information.

We know you’re busy. That’s why we make our information and resources easily accessible through our website and email newsletters. We deliver legislative updates, professional learning opportunites, job alerts, and more right to your inbox.

We Know Your Challenges.

We know what school social workers need to be successful because we are school social workers. Our Board is made up of volunteers who are currently practicing or retired school social workers.

We Know Your Challenges.

We know what school social workers need to be successful because we are school social workers. Our Board is made up of volunteers who are currently practicing or retired school social workers.

Happy Members.

Meet some of our happy members and learn why they choose OSSWA.

“My experience with OSSWA has been invaluable in pushing myself professionally, better advocating for our profession and expanding my personal and professional network.  OSSWA exemplifies collaboration, dedication and passion for the field of school social work… we are stronger together!”

Sean Delaney, Columbus School for Girls

You’re 3-Steps Away

Complete our simple registration process to get instant access.

Step 1 - Click Join Now

You will be taken to our membership offerings to choose a membership plan.

Step 2 - Choose a Level

Choose a membership level. We offer student, associate, and full membership plans.

Step 3 - Invest in Yourself

Pay your membership dues and receive instant access to members only content.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to frequently asked questions.

How long does my membership last?

All memberships last one calendar year from the date of purchase.

What if I am a licensed social worker, practicing in a school, but have not yet gotten my ODE license?

Join OSSWA. We are advocating with the programs in Ohio to offer the SSW license courses as a post-graduate program and online. Also, we are advocating with ODE to increase visibility and knowledge of our profession.

How can I find a School Social Work job in Ohio?

Join OSSWA. We send regular updates to members and always include the latest job postings from around the state. 

How do I explain to people what my role is?

SSWAA has an infographic detailing the overlap and unique role of School Counselors, School Psychologists and School Social Workers. We would be happy to share additional resouces too.

We are stronger together. Join OSSWA today!

Invest in your career. Be informed, effective, and connected.

Step 2 – Choose Level

Choose the membership level that best suits your professional status.

Student Member

  • Student Members are currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters level social work program or related field and are interested in pursuing school social work as a career.

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