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INTRODUCTION

Kenya Institute of Social Work has started a Membership Division. The Division seeks to register and bring together professionals, academics, organizations, practitioners and students in the fields of social work, sociology, psychology, community development among others. The Division will also play a standardization role over the players in the field of Social work and Community development.

The Division is part of KISWCD and is wholly owned and run by KISWCD. Members registered shall be referred to as “Members of the Kenya Institute of Social Work”

JUSTIFICATION

The Division is meant to fill the gap left by the absence of an Association to register Social Workers and to check professional standards in the field of Social Work and Community Development.

The Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development has offered to register interested practitioners in the field of Social work and Community development. KISWCD is also determined to ensure that the professional training offered by KISWCD and other institutions of higher learning (in the fields of Social Work and Community Development) is reflected at work place.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE MEMBERSHIP DIVISION


  1. To create and maintain a register of the practicing professionals, academics, students and organizations in the field of Social Work & Community Development in general.
  2. To create a forum where professionals in the field of Social Work  can interact, share ideas and exchange knowledge.
  3. To work with organizations and professionals in the field of Social work & Community development to ensure ethics and professionalism are observed in the profession.
  4. To reward organizations and individuals who uphold high standards of ethics and professionalism in the social work profession.
  5. To hold regular refresher trainings forums and conferences for the players in the Social Work and Community Development space.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF KENYA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK


  • Be a corporate body or organization that is involved in Social Work or Community Development.
  • Be a continuing student of Social Work or related disciplines from recognized institutions.
  • Be a Diploma or Degree holder in Social Work and the related fields.
  • Be a graduate in another field but with work experience in Social Work or a related field.

 RELATED DISCIPLINES


  • Sociology
  • Community Development
  • Project Management
  • Community Health
  • Leadership
  • All Development related work
  • Counseling related areas
  • Gender & women empowerment
  • Poverty related areas
  • Public Administration
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • HIV/AIDS

ETHICS, RULES & REGULATIONS


The Membership Division in collaboration with KISWCD management has drafted a Code of ethics, rules and regulations which guide the membership to Kenya Institute of Social Work. Read more……

LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

FELLOWSHIP

This is the most prestigious level of membership. It is granted by Kenya Institute of Social Work after evaluating somebody’s character, professionalism and contribution in the field of Social work and Community Development. It is not applied for and does not attract annual contributions. It is permanent not unless in situations of high level incompetence and contravention of professional ethics where an individual can be stripped off the fellowship title. Individuals who attain the fellowship will be referred to as “Fellows of the Kenya Institute of Social Work” (FKISW)

CORPORATE

In this category, corporate bodies (NGOs, Private Companies, Institutions etc.) that are stakeholders in the field of Social work and Community Development are eligible to apply for membership. They shall be required to pay an application fee of Khs.500 and an Annual Membership fee of KShs 3000.

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GOLD

This category will attract Master’s Degree and PhD holders in Social work and Community Development or related disciplines. They will pay an application fee of KShs 500 and an Annual membership fee of KShs 2000.

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SILVER

This category shall attract holders of 1st degree in Social work and Community Development and related disciplines. They shall pay an application fee of KShs 500 and an Annual membership fee of KShs 1500.

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ASSOCIATE

This category will attract graduates in other fields who have two years or more work experience in Social work or related careers. They shall pay an application fee of Kshs.500 and an Annual membership fee of KShs 1500.

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BRONZE

This category will attract holders of Diploma and Higher Diploma in Social work and related disciplines. They shall pay as follows: Application fee of Kshs.500 and annual membership fee of KShs 1000.

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STUDENT

This category will attract continuing students in Social work and related disciplines. They shall pay an application fee of KShs 500 and an Annual membership of KShs 500.

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