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 to identify ways to put your learning into practice.

It can also be a little daunting and sometimes overwhelming and prevention of burn out and good self care is key whether you are new to this 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 approach

I enjoy and encourage discussion about Positive Psychological Theory.

I believe in a solid foundation to base your professional practice on. For me, that basis is Mason Durie’s  Te Whare Tapa Wha model and this is represented by the ‘4’ in my logo. This acts as a gentle reminder of the importance of family, spirituality and mental/physical wellbeing and balance.

Within my role, I aim to meet the basic physiological needs of every patient I encounter represented in Maslow’s Hieararchy.

I am very person centred in all I support, whether that be a patient or a staff member.

I love the symbolism of the lotus flower.

‘Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world”.

 

 

I can offer you :
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Brainstorming sessions

to support good self care and reminders to regularly review this.

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Planning around what professional development might be good for you

and how to best locate these resources.

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Discussion and suggestion

about how we can turn theory and models into practice.

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Links to the resources

and networks I have already sourced and use every day.

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Applicable pathways

within commonly used operating systems in general practice.

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A record of supervision attendance

and brief notes on discussions during each session.

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Identifying what you want to achieve

and setting regular reminders to review this.

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Guidance around how to keep safe

and what you may encounter in your role.

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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”.

Pricing

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 $115.00 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.

Terry Donovan
Clinical Psychologist

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

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