How Can a Social Worker Help You?
The aim of a social worker is to make sure that wherever possible, your voice is the first voice heard.
Our social work team aims to facilitate an environment where you can make informed and empowered decisions regarding your progress and wellbeing, and they do this by developing collaborative relationships with both yourself and the necessary service providers you will need to work with.
What is a Social Worker?
Social workers are allied health professionals who work with individuals, families, groups, and communities to support them through difficult times and improve their wellbeing, playing a vital role in supporting the most vulnerable members of our society.
They provide counselling and guidance on a range of issues, including relationships, family dynamics, mental health, addiction, financial difficulties, and housing. Social workers also advocate on behalf of their clients to connect them with services and programs that can improve their lives.
Social workers are engaged in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, community organisations and private practices, these may also include government agencies or non-profit organisations.
Social workers typically have a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and some social workers also have a PhD or EdD in social work. Social work is a regulated profession, which means that social workers must meet certain educational and experience requirements before they can be licensed to practise.
Our social work team are experienced in trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, and case management, and have a deep interest in group therapy work and family violence intervention strategies.
We also have a broad understanding of navigating and referring to external organisations such as:
Office Of Housing – Victorian Housing Register
Department Of Families Fairness And Housing
Community Allied Health Service Providers
Homelessness Access Points
Family Violence Services