AASW (QLD) is a thriving Branch with over 2,400 members. We service and represent Social Workers from the southern border north to Rockhampton. The Branch is managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership, and staffed by Branch Services Co-ordinator Mere Vitale (on leave until April 2021) and Branch Services Co-ordinator Rachel Austin.
Please follow the branch links to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you may like to get involved. Our Branch Organisational Chart is another quick way to get your bearings of the many entry points there are to engage with us.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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Sharing our experiences of Social Work Practice during the pandemic 2020
Gold Coast Social Workers Practice Group Meeting - 24 November 2020 - 4.00pm
Join us on- line to participate in a discussion with your colleagues about your experiences of Covid 19.
This will be an opportunity to talk about the challenges of practice from both your professional and personal experience, those of the consumer and the wider implications for Social Work on the Gold Coast.
Flyer: 24 Nov 2020
When: Tuesday 24 November 2020 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Via Tele/videoconference - ZOOM details will be sent to those registered on the day of the meeting.
Acknowledgement of postponed July dates to 8 - 15 November
National NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations will be held from 8-15 November. "Always Was, Always Will Be."
Get Involved - NAIDOC Week Events > https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events
Through NAIDOC Week the Qld Branch, would like to help celebrate by showcasing members thoughts and reflections on 'What we can learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture' on the Qld Branch Facebook Page.
In further recognition and acknowledgement of the postponed dates in July the Qld Branch would like to help promote events happening around the state for NAIDOC Week.
Please send though pictures, flyers or information for an event you are involved with or would like to promote in Qld and we can add to this FB page? Rachel Austin > email@example.com
Submission to Inquiry into the NDIS market in Queensland
The AASW welcomes this inquiry and its broad understanding of the issues related to NDIS markets because social workers observe significant gaps persisting between the support that participants require and the services that participants are actually receiving.Our members’ experience of working within the NDIS is that there are three main limitations to the operations of the NDIS marketplace which are limiting Queensland participants’ outcomes.
For the full submission please see here > https://qpc.blob.core.windows.net/wordpress/2020/08/NDISIP029-AASW-Inquiry-into-the-NDIS-inquiry.pdf
Call for Qld Branch Management Committee and sub-committee members
The Branch is seeking a new Vice Branch President, Branch Committee Members and would like Expressions of Interest for the Branch sub-committee's.
Branch Management Committee
The Branch has a Vice Branch President position and a few casual BMC vacancies open, ready for your nomination. If you would like to nominate for the Qld Branch BMC please forward a nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see Qld Branch BMC Information 2020 for further details.
The Branch is seeking expressions of interest for the Social Policy, RAP, Practice & Special Interest Groups and Membership sub-committee's.
Please see the terms of reference for further detail on the key purpose and functions of each sub-committee. To submit an EOI please email email@example.com.
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