ANZASW Practice Standard 8/SWRB Core Competency 5: Research & Survey Participation Invites

Criteria:

  • a community-based social worker
  • and have had at least 5 years’ practice experience since 2009 in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • have a social work qualification

Kia ora katou katoa,

My name is Darren Renau and I am a student completing my Master of Arts (Social Policy) at Massey University. I am interested in how New Zealand society has increasingly blamed parents for experiencing poverty and cast them as dangers towards their children. This has happened within an environment that has increasing pressures on social workers to meet management requirements. My research will explore views of social workers about how those discourses impact on their ability to provide support and advocacy among disadvantaged families.

I would be keen to interview you if you are a community-based social worker and you have had at least 5 years’ practice experience since 2009 in Aotearoa New Zealand. The interview is anticipated to take 1–1 ½ hours. There is no need to have any understanding of the blaming and risk discourses, as these will be discussed as part of the interview. At the end of my research, I would be happy to provide an electronic copy of the findings.

This research has ethical approval from Massey University, and further information will be provided via an information sheet if interested.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please contact me on:

Email: darrenrenau@hotmail.com

Phone: 027 966 2441


Project Contacts:
If you have any questions about the research, please contact either of the following:
Researcher: Darren Renau, darrenrenau@hotmail.com, 027 966 2441
Research Supervisor: Dr Nicky Stanley-Clarke, N.Stanley-Clarke@Massey.ac.nz, 06 356 9099 ext 83515
Research Supervisor: Dr Tracie Mafileo, T.A. Mafileo@massey.ac.nz, 06 356 9099 ext 85027
This project has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee:
Southern B, Application 19/48. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research, please
contact Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers, Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Southern B, telephone 06 356 9099 ext 83657, email humanethicsouthb@massey.ac.nz

Criteria:

  1. Foster care experienced young people participants aged between 18 to 25 years of age.
  2. Key Informants who are working in the area of providing Transition Services, who are assisting/supporting young people to transition/journey out of foster care toward adulthood.

Young People Participants : I am seeking foster care experienced young people participants (aged between 18 to 25years of age) to take part in a research study which seeks the views and experiences of young people, their caregiver/s and their social workers. The aim of the research is to examine the perceptions of the elements, characteristics and attributes that contribute to ‘perceived success’ for young people as they journey out of the foster care system.

Key Informants. I am also wanting to interview Key Informants who are working in the area of providing Transition Services, who are assisting/supporting young people to transition/journey out of foster care toward adulthood.

Each interview will take up to one and a half hours

If you are interested or if you have some connections (know of somebody that may be interested), please contact:

Nathan Jaquiery, Social and Community Work, University of Otago: Ph 03 479 8603
Email: nathan.jaquiery@otago.ac.nz

Dr Emily Keddell, Social and Community Work, University of Otago: Ph 03 479 5867
Email: emily.keddell@otago.ac.nz

 

Criteria:

  • Youth justice social workers who have previously worked for Oranga Tamariki

Tēnā koe,

My name is Jasmin Robson (Jazz) and I am a Doctoral student at AUT University where I am researching young people’s and youth justice personnel’s perceptions of young people’s rights to participation within the youth justice family group conference environment.

This study will involve interviewing up to five youth justice social workers who have previously worked for Oranga Tamariki, and who are comfortable being interviewed in English, to explore their views on young people’s participation rights. AUT ethics committee has approved the study [9th of September 2019 – 19/264].

I was wondering whether you might like to voluntarily participate in my study?

If this sounds of interest, I’d be grateful if you could contact me by email fdh0535@aut.ac.nz or phone on either 021 149 9974 or (09 921 9999 ext 8409

With thanks in advance for your time

Ngā mihi

Jazz

 

Supervisor: Marilyn Waring                                            Researcher: Jasmin Robson

Contact number: 09 921 9999 ext 9661                        Contact number: 0211499974

Email: mwaring@aut.ac.nz                                            Email: fdh0535@aut.ac.nz

Criteria:

  • Employed in a Non-Government Social Service Organisation and provide front line case work involving child welfare issues requiring Oranga Tamariki attention.
  • Cases will only be included where the level of child welfare concern has warranted a Report of Concern to Oranga Tamariki during the time of the your engagement with the family, or there is current Oranga Tamariki involvement.
  • Registered Social Worker.
  • Work within the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Actively or within the past three months working with cases involving child welfare concerns regarding children, youth or families.

Kia ora, my name is Lorna Allott and I am a Master of Social Work student at the University of Otago. I would like to invite you to participate in this research project exploring the experiences of social workers applying the Strengths perspective in the difficult area of child welfare case work.

Participation will involve one interview for approximately one hour at a time and place that is negotiated for those in Southland, exploring your experiences in the various stages and dynamics of child welfare cases. Interviews for participants outside of Southland will occur via video conferencing at a time negotiated.

If you are interested in participating, or would like further information, please contact:

Lorna Allott

Email: alllo415@otago.ac.nz

0275670175

Approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics committee on May 19 2019 for 3 years, reference number 19/056.

Criteria:

Self-identify as Māori and provide health/disability services for hard-of-hearing Māori (60 years and over) in Auckland


 

We want to explore experiences & perspectives of hearing loss and hearing health care services in Auckland from hard-of-hearing Māori 60-and-above, and whānau.

Changes in the delivery of hearing health care services will be guided by your voices.

What is involved?

A go-along interview (3-4 hours) , the researcher will talk with you and follow you through your hearing health care journey to learn about your lived experiences.

AND/OR

A whānau interview (1-2 hours)

Whānau are welcome to participate in the study. Involvement in this study is voluntary and confidential.

Kai will be available during interviews.

A $100 voucher will be provided for your time & travel.

For further information or to see if you are eligible:

Email: alehandrea.manuel@auckland.ac.nz

Phone: 022 541 3282

Criteria

  • You are a supervisor or supervisee active in supervision

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. I am seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the confirmatory validation of this tool.

About the research

Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors.

The research team

The research team consists of Associate Professor Lynne Briggs Head School Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, Professor Analise O’Donovan Dean Academic (Health) Griffith University, Dr Maddy Slattery Senior Lecturer Griffith University School of Human Services and Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work.

You are invited to participate in the confirmatory validation of the GSAT

If you are a supervisor or supervisee active in supervision we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey for the purpose of validating the GSAT as a tool for assessing supervisor competency. You will be asked to complete the Generic Clinical Supervision Assessment Tool and a short survey about the use of this tool. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information and complete other brief supervision rating scales which focus on your perceptions of your last supervision session. The questionnaires should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Participants can enter in the draw to win the $200 Visa gift card.

Information sheet and consent to participate

Information and consent for participation in the research is outlined at the beginning of the online Survey Monkey. By continuing to proceed with the online survey you will be expressing your consent to participate. Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458).

Link to the online survey:

Supervisee https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SE

Supervisor https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SR

 

Yours sincerely

Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate

Griffith University

0415559065

Sarah.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

Criteria

  • consenting supervisor and supervisee duos who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. I am seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the 2nd phase of this research, the validation of the tool for third party observation.

About the research
Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This two-part research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. We invite you to participate in the second phase of this research in validating the tool for use in third party observation. Your participation in this research will help us to understand and inform how the quality of clinical supervision practice can be assessed using this scale.

The research team
The research team consists of Associate Professor Lynne Briggs Head School Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, Professor Analise O’Donovan Dean Academic (Health) Griffith University School of Applied Psychology, Dr Maddy Slattery Senior Lecturer Griffith University School of Human Services and Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work.

You are invited to participate
This second phase of the validation of the GSAT seeks participation from consenting supervisor and supervisee duo’s who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick (provided by the research team) and mail it back to the team in a pre-paid envelope. Participants will also be asked to provide some demographic information and some additional questionnaires. Your participation will involve up to one hour of your time for your supervision session and up to 20 minutes to complete the additional questionnaires.

In addition supervisors and supervisees will also be asked to consider participating in a one hour focus group, which aims to obtain more in-depth feedback on the use of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool in relation to its validity for assessing supervisor skills and competence. The focus group will be conducted by the research team via a recorded videoconference, which transcripts made available to participants on request. Consenting participants can enter into the draw to win one of two $200 pre-paid Visa Cards.

The expected benefits of the research
You may not receive any direct benefit from participating in this research, but we think that you will develop a better understanding of your own approach to clinical supervision practice as a result of rating yourself.
This research is expected to improve our understanding of how to assess and evaluate the skills and competence of clinical supervisors. This improved understanding may contribute to the development of more effective clinical supervision training, a means to measure effective clinical supervision and may also contribute to achieving better outcomes from supervision.

Information sheet and consent to participate
If you agree to be part of the project, we will ask you to provide your supervisees with information about this research and the contact details of the researcher. If your supervisee/s are interested in participating we would require you to make contact with the researcher via email providing them with your supervisee/s contact details so that the researcher may make contact with the supervisee/s and gain consent. Participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to take part in this research. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage.

Ethical approval
Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458). If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research, project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 3735 5585, research-ethics@griffith.edu.au. Or contact Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC), HREC Coordinator on (07) 3443 8047, email: ethicsresearch.pah@health.qld.gov.au
Thank you for your participation.
Yours sincerely
Sarah Hamilton
HDR Candidate Griffith University
+61 415559065
Sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au