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Celebrating Pacific Social Work Symposium

The Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is holding a symposium ‘Celebrating Pacific Social Work’. The free online event will be held on Tuesday the 15th of March 2022 – World Social Work Day. All social workers are welcome to attend, and you can register to attend via this link.

Strengthening the social work profession

“Social workers are a vital and important workforce, with their work on the frontline more challenging and more valuable than ever as they support their communities” says Sarah Clark, Chief Executive of the Social Workers Registration Board on the first anniversary of mandatory registration for social workers. The introduction of mandatory registration in February last… Read more »

Kaiwhakahaere for the Programme Recognition Standards review have been appointed

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka  The many pathways to knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all  The Chief Advisor Social Work, Catherine Hughes along with the SWRB is delighted to announce that Carole Adamson and Shirley Ikkala have been appointed as Kaiwhakahaere to co-lead the SWRB’s review of its Programme Recognition Standards.  They bring with… Read more »

Pacific facilitators wanted for PRS review

Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, and warm Pacific greetings. We are seeking Pacific facilitators to join our review of our Education Programme Recognition Standards (PRS). This is in addition to the roles previously announced where we were looking for Pacific people to join our subject matter rōpū. The facilitators will work alongside the… Read more »

Seeking experienced social workers

Call for expressions of interest to become assessors of social work experience and competence  He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka   The many pathways of knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all  We are looking for experienced social workers to become kaiarotake for social work applicants applying to register through the S13: Experience pathway.   Kaiarotake: Assessors of… Read more »

SWRB Chair named on the New Year Honours List

SWRB Chair named on the New Year Honours List Social Workers Registration Board

The SWRB is delighted to congratulate SWRB Chair Shannon Pakura on her inclusion in the New Year Honours List 2022.  Shannon is passionate in her advocacy and support for the social work profession and the difference that social workers make in people’s lives. Social workers work with many who need assistance, they make time for those who are afraid and alone, and without fuss, they drop off food parcels… Read more »

Tangata whenua co-leader for Programme Recognition Standards review

Call for expressions of interest   He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka  The many pathways to knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all  We are looking for an experienced tangata whenua social worker to support the Social Workers Registration Board’s review of its Programme Recognition Standards (PRS).   What are our Programme Recognition Standards (PRS)?   All social work… Read more »

COVID-19 Protection Framework – advice for visitors to SWRB

With the move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework on 3 December 2021, SWRB expects all external visitors to be fully vaccinated and to be able to produce their Vaccine Pass.   Our building landlords have confirmed that they require all visitors and contractors to have a valid Vaccine Pass to enter the premises.  In addition, the SWRB expects to follow the advice laid out in the Public… Read more »