Awards/Members Recognition

Oncology Social Worker of the Year

The Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers Award for Oncology Social Worker of the Year was established to provide an annual opportunity to recognize an exceptional member of the Society. The award is presented to an oncology social worker who in the day-to-day delivery of compassionate service is a model for the profession itself.

Oncology Social Worker of the Year Candidates demonstrate these characteristics:

  • Effort in terms of time spent, dedication, interest and identification with their jobs, their state and FSOSW.
  • The ability to relate in an effective and empathetic manner.
  • A thorough knowledge of their jobs – expertise in what is being considered for outstanding achievement/performance/accomplishment.
  • Intellectual curiosity – continually learning more about their work challenges and current developments.
  • Creativeness in providing direct service in a time of diminishing resources.
  • Compassion for and understanding of the patients, families and staff they work with as well as for themselves.
  • A broad based knowledge of theory and practice of social work methods in Oncology.
  • The knowledge, ability, and communication skills to represent their organization, their community and their region.
  • Leadership qualities.

Additional Criteria for Oncology Social Worker of the Year:

  1. Be a full member of the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers
  2. Have personal and professional integrity
  3. Promote professional standards and ethics in the practice of Oncology Social Work
  4. Effectively advocate for programs and policies to meet the psychosocial needs of Oncology patients and their families
  5. Contribute to the public knowledge of Oncology Social Work
  6. Integrate experience with education in an outstanding effort to help people
  7. Serve on employing agency’s committees and community agency committees which provide services and/or develop policies regarding cancer patients
  8. Be willing to use innovations in counseling individuals, families and groups
  9. Be able to relate work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team approach

Oncology Social Worker of the Year Nomination Online Form

 

ACS Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award 2022

The American Cancer Society (ACS) invite nominations for the 2022 Rising Star in Oncology Social Work Award and 2022 Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award which recognizes and honors excellence in the oncology social work field. Please consider nominating a co-worker, fellow FSOSW member, or friend who has contributed significantly to the field.

Nominations are due Friday, June 25, 2022.

ACS has historically recognized award recipients at the Florida Society of Oncology Social Worker conference each year. The award winners will receive a stipend of $500. We will announce the winner of the award on August 1, 2022 and the winners will be honored at the conference.

We invite you to share this information with colleagues and look forward to receiving your nominations for this prestigious honor. Please consider nominating a social worker who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values for one of these awards.

Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work

This award is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region and serves to encourage the recipient’s ongoing and future development in the field of oncology social work.

The characteristics of the American Cancer Society’s Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work nominee:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in oncology social work and has demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, education, and dedication to the profession
  • Nominee must have an MSW degree
  • FSOSW preferred, but not required
  • Professionalism, integrity, and commitment to oncology social work
  • Creative, compassionate, and goes above and beyond in their community
  • Fully embody social work values and ethics and exemplifies the very best in the field
  • Leaders in the profession and in our communities through membership in organizations, networking, and advancing the mission of oncology social work
  • Shown leadership in public policy issues important to the profession which impact program/policy development for individuals with cancer and their families
  • Ability to advance the state of oncology social work through education, research, publications or individual consultation
  • Has made valuable contributions to oncology social work, promoting and advocating for the values of social work in the area of public service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and activities of FSOSW through active participation in the organization, if applicable
  • Support and promotion of American Cancer Society patient services and programs with individual patients and the community

ACS Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award Nomination Online Form

ACS Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award Nomination Print Form

 

ACS Rising Star in Oncology Social Work Award 2022

The American Cancer Society (ACS) invite nominations for the 2022 Rising Star in Oncology Social Work Awardand 2022 Exemplary Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award which recognizes and honors excellence in the oncology social work field. Please consider nominating a co-worker, fellow FSOSW member, or friend who has contributed significantly to the field.

Nominations are due Friday, June 25, 2022.

ACS has historically recognized award recipients at the Florida Society of Oncology Social Worker conference each year. The award winners will receive a stipend of $500. We will announce the winner of the award on August 1, 2022 and the winners will be honored at the conference.

We invite you to share this information with colleagues and look forward to receiving your nominations for this prestigious honor. Please consider nominating a social worker who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values for one of these awards.

Rising Star in Oncology Social Work

This award is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region and serves to encourage the recipient’s ongoing and future development in the field of oncology social work.

The characteristics of the American Cancer Society’s Rising Star in Oncology Social Work nominee:

  • Professionalism, integrity, and commitment to oncology social work
  • Recently entered the field (less than 5 years) or graduating student of the field and has demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, education, and dedication to the profession
  • Great potential to impact the field of oncology of social work and has made major strides in advancing and impacting social work in oncology
  • Creative, compassionate, and goes above and beyond in their community
  • Fully embody social work values and ethics and exemplifies the very best in the field
  • Leaders in the profession and in our communities and have accomplished the extraordinary
  • Support and promote American Cancer Society services and programs with individual patients and in the community

ACS Rising Star in Oncology Social Work Award Nomination Online Form

ACS Rising Star in Oncology Social Work Award Nomination Print Form