SA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2016
The collection of photos from the 2016 Awards presentation night shows just how justifiably proud those involved in this program were of their collaborative success.
Here are the announcements of the 2016 winners of the inaugural South Australian Social Worker of the Year Awards. View the 2016 awards casebook here or by clicking on the image below:
The awards celebrate the value of outstanding and dedicated social workers in South Australia and provide a platform for them to receive the recognition they deserve. They also promote social work as a positive profession and highlight the change and important impact social workers have on the communities in which they work.
For more information about the awards, contact Miriam Hobson on 08 8463 5911 or email the South Australian Branch.
2016 Awards Presentations
Profiles of the 5 winners:
- Rural and Remote Practitioner - Surhara Perera
- Rising Star - Grace Chakabra
- Practitioner - Mel Ford
- Change Agent - Andrew Paterson
- Inspiring Leader - Margaret Davies
- Photos from the presentation event and the winners celebration
Each category wins a year of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Membership, or equivalent in free AASW SA CPD if already a Member. In addition, a professional development cash prize of $1,000 will be included.
Profile summaries of all nominated parties will be contained within the Awards Casebook which will be available as a booklet published on the AASW SA website for 12 months.
Along with our Partners from the office of the Commissioner of Victims' Rights we are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 SA Social Worker of the Year Awards.
Hesta Superannuation Fund - Practitioner of the Year
|Felicity Chapman||Private Practitioner|
|Jane Eberhard||Families SA|
|Jessica Pellegrino||Families SA|
|Mel Ford||Guardianship of the Minister Team Families SA|
|Robert Goudie||SA Health|
|Sally Rhodes||Self employed|
|Tamsin Dancer||Dept for Communities and Social Inclusion|
Families SA -Inspiring Social Work Leader of the Year
|Anna Clark||DECD – Families SA|
|Anna Kemp||Department of Correctional Services|
|Carol Irizarry||Flinders University|
|Christine Belford||Parkinson’s SA|
|Elaine Nash||Dept for Communities and Social Inclusion|
|Lee Marling||Northern CAMHS- Women's and Children's Health Network|
|Jac Taylor||Assistant Manager Client Services Victim Support Service|
|Lynn Taylor||Country Directorate – Families SA|
|Margaret Davies||Salvation Army|
|Mark McCarthy||Women's and Children's Health Network|
|Mary Allstrom||NEAMI National|
|Pauline Connelly||Centacare (Assistant Director)|
|Suraya Naidoo||Housing SA|
|Tara Blaikie||Families SA Port Augusta|
|Tim Walsh||Domiciliary Care - Dept for Communities and Social Inclusion
Australian Services Union - Rising Social Work Star of the Year
|Amy Selway||Families SA|
|Charles Tant||Relationships Australia|
Southern Older Persons Mental Health Services- Community Team
University of South Australia - Rural & Remote SW of the Year
|Christene Eleftheriadis||Riverland Health Service|
|Emily Alchin||Centacare Port Augusta|
|Leon Schulz||Families SA, Ceduna|
|Sandra Rattley||Eastern Eyre Health and Aged Care|
University of South Australia Mt Gambier Campus
University of South Australia - Social Work Change Agent of the Year
|Andrew Paterson||Flinders Uni (currently undertaking PhD studies)|
|Janine Searle||Families SA – Placement Support Unit|
- Read the 2016 announcement by the judging panel.
- Find out more about the members of the judging panel
Media interest in the Awards
Listen to Jack O’Connor, Chair of the Steering Committee of the awards, in conversation with Lisa Burns of Small Change. They talked about the awards, the history of social work and how the profession has changed during the last 70 years.
The Gold Sponsor of the SA Social Worker of the Year awards is the Office of the Commissioner of Victims' Rights.
The Commissioner is appointed by the Governor as an independent statutory officer who helps victims in their dealings with the criminal justice system, public officials and public agencies.
|Social Work Practitioner|
|Inspiring Social Work Leader||
|Rising Social Work Star|
Rural and Remote Social Worker
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