Social Worker of The Year Award
The Social Worker of The Year Award honors a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements through specific accomplishments. In honoring the Social Worker of the Year, NASW highlights superb accomplishments in the practice of social work.
Only NASW Chapters may submit nominations for this category of award.
The award recipient must:
- Make a demonstrable difference in such areas as:
Demonstrate outstanding leadership
Contribute to a positive image for the social work profession
Take risks to achieve outstanding results
Be an NASW member in good standing
- Advocacy for clients/social policy;
- Social work practice
- Program development
Chapters may nominate an NASW member who meets the above criteria by submitting the following:
Completed official awards nomination form
- A summary that describes:
Three (3) endorsements
- What the social worker has accomplished
- What risks the social worker took to achieve results
- Who the beneficiaries were
To ensure the nominee’s eligibility, please adhere to the nomination guidelines. Use clear, concise, descriptive examples of activities and accomplishments.The National Awards Committee selects and makes recommendations to the NASW Board of Directors, which approves the award recipient.