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Onboard newsletter – September

We’d like to acknowledge the amazing mahi you undertake and the thought and care you show every day when you work alongside tamariki and whānau in our communities.  Your skills, experience and resilience have been needed more than ever in what has been, and continues to be, a very challenging year. Looking ahead, there are… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – August 2020

We are yet again faced with a period of uncertainty as the country moves into different alert levels.  While we had all hoped that this might not happen and there’s no doubt it’s challenging, we will again get through this by following the guidelines and drawing on our resilience. We know that it will likely… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – July 2020

Settling into a new normal may be taking a little longer than expected but we are all getting used to change. During lockdown, we became used to working at a distance from our colleagues and others in the sector, and there were opportunities to find new ways of collaborating and adapt to the circumstances. For… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – June 2020

There is quiet excitement as we return to a new normal and yet, it will take some time to adjust.  Heading back into the office or returning to the workforce from the cocoon of home can take just as much time to get used to as it did when we first began experiencing restrictions and… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – May 2020

It feels like we are making progress by moving to level three after spending more than a month in lockdown, and I have a sense of gratitude that New Zealanders have all pulled together to allow this happen.  There were times when lockdown felt so much longer as we all adjusted to new ways of… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – March 2020

These are challenging times as the country locks down in an extraordinary effort to stamp out COVID-19.  We recognise that the lockdown can and will put some people under a great deal more stress, particularly those social workers are assisting.  I realise everyone is facing difficult circumstances and I’d like to acknowledge the commitment that… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – January 2020

Welcome to the first newsletter of the new year and a new decade. As we begin the countdown to mandatory registration in early 2021, there is a busy year ahead.  We will be getting out and talking to social workers, social work students and employers with our roadshows and there is also a major programme… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – November 2019

We’ve been compiling your responses to our annual workforce survey, our second, which highlights trends in what is happening for social workers across the sector.  We will be releasing the results on the SWRB website next month but I thought you would be interested in some of the headlines which have become apparent.  For example,… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – September 2019

Kia ora koutou and happy New Zealand Social Workers’ Day for the 25th of September.  E kimi anai ngā kāwai I toro kitawhiti – seeking the shoots that stretch far out. When thinking about this newsletter, I was reflecting about what I’ve learnt about the complex and diverse profession that is social work and the… Read more »