Our social workers help people work through the issues they’re facing to improve their overall wellbeing.
What does a social worker do?
Social work focuses on social change and empowering people. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities to help improve wellbeing and address issues that may create inequality, injustice and discrimination.
In their role social workers may undertake casework, counselling, advocacy, community engagement and social action to address issues and challenges. Social workers also work in areas such as policy development, education and research around issues of social justice, disadvantage and the marginalisation of people in their communities or in society.
To learn more about social work visit the Australia Association of Social Workers website.
Our Social Work Services
Working as part of therapy teams, our qualified social workers help people with disability to resolve complex issues, so that they can focus achieving their therapy goals. They support the individual, their family and carers to address any challenges or issues that might affect wellbeing and overall quality of life.
Some of the areas our social workers can provide support for include:
- Relationships and conflict
- Mental health issues
- Abuse, neglect and family violence
- Parenting and complex family dynamics
- Housing and accommodation
- Managing finances
- Life transitions
- Socio-legal issues and ethical decision making (e.g. power of attorney)
Our social workers provide support at home, school, workplace, in our clinics and in community settings. Services are tailored to the unique needs of each individual and can include:
- Capacity building
- Mediation and conflict resolution
- Links to community supports and resources