Social Worker and New Graduate support
Embarking on a Social Worker career can be both exciting and rewarding.
As you learn to navigate your way, to collaborate and network, to build on your communication style and figure out which theory or model to use where, it can also be a little daunting and sometimes overwhelming.
Prevention of burn out and good self care is key whether you are new to the field or not and that’s where I come in.
Let me guide and support you with my experience and knowledge so that we can:
- Explore best options for you
- Plan good self care routines
- Support you to practice safely and navigate some of the more difficult issues that aris
- Help you to build a robust, committed, focused and passionate career and practice
I want listen wholeheartedly and support you in your journey.
I use a Strengths based and Person Centred approach
I encourage discussion around the concepts of Positive Psychological Theory.
I believe having strong foundations in your practice is important. I use a ‘4’ in my logo as a gentle reminder of Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Wha model foundations.
- The value of and importance of family
- Mental wellbeing and balance
- Physical wellbeing.
I also refer to Maslow’s hierarchy of need in my own practice to ensure that every patient I engage with will have at the least their basic physiological needs met by the end of the engagement period.
to support good self care and reminders to regularly review this.
Planning around what professional development might be good for you
and how to best locate these resources.
Discussion and suggestion
about how we can turn theory and models into practice.
Links to the resources
and networks I have already sourced and use every day.
within commonly used operating systems in general practice.
A record of supervision attendance
and brief notes on discussions during each session.
Identifying what you want to achieve
and setting regular reminders to review this.
Guidance around how to keep safe
and what you may encounter in your role.
Suggestions on how to best support
and guide other staff from a social perspective.
“Whatever it is we discuss, you can be assured it will always be about you,
what you need and what you want to achieve”.
Free 1 hour introductory appointment so we can get to know each other prior to signing a contract. I am happy to complete this with your employer if that is desirable.
75 minute sessions at the cost of a typical 1 hour session so that you don’t feel rushed.
I charge a flat rate of $120.00 per hour regardless of whether I travel to you or not.
In my role in mental health brief intervention in medical practices, I am very fortunate to have Dalice as a colleague. She collaborates constructively with all members of the practice team and always keeps patients’ concerns at central focus with unfailing professionalism, warmth, humour and integrity. The social work profession has benefited enormously from her innovative contributions to making primary health care the one-stop community resource it needs to be.
My knowledge of Dalice is that she is a committed and dedicated social worker who is clear about her professional role, acts with integrity and within an ethical framework at all times.
Gythlian Loveday, Registered Social Worker