Board of Social Work

Washington, DC
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS)
METHOD OF APPOINTMENT:Appointed by the Mayor with the advise and consent of Council
RESIDENCY:Strong preference for District residency
PAID BOARD: No (all roles are voluntary)

Current District of Columbia residents will receive priority and advanced preference for screening and interviews.


The Board shall regulate the practice of social work, including categories of specialties within the social work profession.

commission membership

The Commission shall be comprised of five (5) voting members appointed as follows.
  • One (1) licensed social work associate (LSWA)
  • One (1) licensed graduate social worker (LGSW)
  • One (1) licensed independent social worker (LISW)
  • One (1) licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW)
  • One (1) consumer member

The professional members must be licensed to practice in the District. Each professional member shall have been engaged in the practice for at least three (3) years preceding appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old and shall not be a health professional or in training to become a health professional, and shall not have a household member who is a health professional or is in training to become a health professional.

time commitment
The Board meets monthly; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.

If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application and attach the required documentation. All applicants will receive an email confirming their application was received. Applications will be screened as they are received. Candidates deemed most suited based on the application will be contacted to schedule further discussion.

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