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AASW Mentoring Program 2022

For 2022 participants

Congratulations on your admission to the AASW Mentoring Program for 2022. We are delighted to have you in the program and wish you and your mentee / mentor well, as you build your relationship, and explore the many benefits that mentoring has to offer.

Below you will find some resources that may assist you on your mentoring journey. We encourage you to view the documents and use them where they can be of benefit.

Most of the questions that arise from participants, can be answered by reading the “Mentoring Program Handbook.” If there is something you are still not sure of, please contact us at mentoring@aasw.asn.au.

CPD

Did you know that participating in the Mentoring Program counts towards your CPD?

If you are a mentee, you can claim hours to Category 1. The AASW CPD Policy recommends a minimum of 10 hours in this category. You should note that mentoring is not clinical supervision. You can find a social worker offering professional supervision on our Find a Supervisor portal.

If you are a mentor, you can claim hours to Category 3. The AASW CPD Policy recommends a minimum of five hours in this category.

Our CPD Policy

Informal mentoring relationships

Are you already in an informal mentoring relationship? If so, let us know and you can apply to formalise it through the AASW Mentoring Program. We can support you with guidance and resources. Both parties have to be members of the AASW for us to provide this service. Just another great reason to join AASW! Email us at mentoring@aasw.asn.au.

Remember, AASW membership includes professional indemnity and public liability insurance. Mentoring is a social work activity and you would be covered under our policy if you join.

Welcome and Orientation Webinar - Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Webinar recording: Mentoring Program Welcome and Orientation 2022 from AASW on Vimeo.

Mentoring handbook

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Further information can be found in the Mentoring Program handbook.

The AASW Hub: Mentoring Group 2022

We have set up a special Mentoring Group 2022 in the AASW Hub. It operates very similarly to a Facebook Group. Network with your fellow mentoring program participants and reflect on the program. You will need to log into the website to access the Hub.

Join today.

Program resources for mentors

Mentor toolkit

Record of mentoring given

Program resources for mentees

Mentee self-assessment

Record of mentoring received

Key program dates

DATE

ACTION

5 April

Joint online information session for all mentors and mentees

11 April

Formal program commences

15 April – 18 April

Easter

30 June

Mid-program review and survey

12 September

Post program review and survey

6 October

Joint program conclusion event to be held

7 October

Formal program concludes

Expressions of Interest

While applications have closed for 2022, we are happy to take Expressions of Interest for both mentors and mentees for 2023. We will then invite you to apply next year. You must maintain your membership of AASW to be eligible.

Express interest in being a mentor for 2023.

Express interest in being a mentee for 2023.

If you have any questions, or have any difficulties with the form, please email mentoring@aasw.asn.au

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