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SA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017

SA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 - Presentation Photos available now!

The Social Worker of the Year Awards celebrate the social work profession and those individuals who make it unique. Providing an opportunity to acknowledge dedicated social workers that have made a real difference to the lives of South Australians. Showcasing the nominees and winners demonstrates to the wider community how the profession of social work makes such a significant positive contribution to our state.

Presentation event - 22 June @ UniSA City West Campus Adelaide, photos available here

Awards Casebook was put together in time for the nominees and attendees to take on the night. You can review the 2017 SA SW Awards Casebook here.

If you would like to have copies to share with your network please contact the office.

2017 Winners

Head, Heart and Hands

Maurissa Ailion

Agent of Change

Karren Barry

Rural and Remote Impact

APY Team - Bobbi Sawyer,
Andrew Groome, Shane Carmody

Leading the Way

Allan John Ball

Rising Star

Madeline Windsor

Key Dates

Thank you to our sponsors for the valued support of the SA SWOTY Awards!

All T&C filled

19 Nominations were received across a range of social work practice areas.

Congratulations to each nominee! Your excellence in practice has been noticed.

Thank you to the generous contribution of each of the Judging Panellists.


Presentation Ceremony
Many of the nominees attended the presentation ceremony and were widely acclaimed as worthy of the status of exemplary social workers

Each of the 5 winners have been presented with their trophies and certificates

22 June @ 6pm
UniSA City West Campus

Information Pages 

Categories / Prizes 
Sponsorship Packages
Nomination Processes and Forms
Judging Panel
Presentation Event
2016 Nominees and Winners

Media Engagement

Please contact Emma Pegrum, Manager Media and Marketing, for media enquires. 

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers