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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 

Photo collections:

Prizes

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.

Nominees

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  
Grace Chakabva

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  
Suhara Perera
Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation  
 
Suzanne Mutton

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  
Louise Nobes

Inspired BUY

 

Categories

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.

 

 


Gold Sponsor

 

 

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. 

Silver Sponsors

Social Work Practitioner   
 
Inspiring Social Work Leader   


 

Rising Social Work Star    
 

Rural and Remote Social Worker
and
Social Work Change Agent

  

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2016 announcement

Information about the awards features in the 2016 inaugural awards' launch announcement

 

 

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers