About the Awards
The Outstanding Social Worker Award commenced in 1998 and is organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers, with the support of MCYS, NCSS and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
The Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) is the highest award conferred by the President of Singapore to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding contributions by dedicated social workers of Singapore to the social service, healthcare or community sector.
The Promising Social Worker Award (PSWA) introduced in 2008 - accords recognition to social workers who are newer to the field and have demonstrated outstanding dedication and contribution in serving both their clients and the community .
The Outstanding Social Worker Award winner will receive a trophy and a certificate of award, a Personal Development Grant of $5,000 sponsored by ExxonMobil, sponsorship for the Professional and Leadership Development training worth $24,000 and a $1,000 cash award, both from MCYS.
The Promising Social Worker Award winner will receive a certificate of award, a Personal Development Grant of $4,000 sponsored by ExxonMobil, and a $1,000 cash award from MCYS.
|Nominees must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents|
|Nominees must be qualified social workers who are working in the Social Service, Healthcare or Community Sector*|
|Nominees for the awards should have demonstrated commendable service to their clients, made valued contributions to the profession and who are distinguished by a positive attitude and learning spirit.|
|The Outstanding Social Worker Award recipient must:||
The Promising Social Worker Award recipient must:
|Have 5 years or more of service experience as a social worker||Have at least 3 years of service experience as a social worker|
|Demonstrate consistent outstanding service to the clients and the community||Have achieved significant accomplishments or initiated innovative projects that have impacted clients and community|
|Have made impactful and lasting contributions to the profession||Engage in continual professional development|
|Demonstrate innovative and creative abilities in their work||Show strong potential for leadership development through their conduct and work|
|Be actively involved in outreach and advocacy|
|Engage in continual professional development|
|Possess strong leadership qualities|
* A qualified social worker is defined as a social worker who has qualifications in Social Work accepted by the Singapore Association of Social Workers.