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

Criteria:

  • You are a current employee of Oranga Tamariki.
  • You have worked there for at least 12 months.
  • You are part of a Care and Protection team (I am not recruiting participants from Youth Justice)

Are you interested in child development sciences?

Do you currently work at Oranga Tamariki in care and protection?

You are warmly invited to participate in a research study which is in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a doctoral research project at the University of Auckland. I am looking at how statutory social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand use ‘child development sciences’ in their day-to-day work.

By exploring what child protection social workers know about the early prevention sciences (such as neuroscience, and epigenetics) and how they might use this knowledge in their day-to-day interactions with families, this project aims to explore how this science is being used in front-line services.

Criteria for participation in this part of the research study include:

  • You are a current employee of Oranga Tamariki.
  • You have worked there for at least 12 months.
  • You are part of a Care and Protection team (I am not recruiting participants from Youth Justice)

If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact me via e-mail, Eileen Joy, eileen.joy@auckland.ac.nz

This interview can be carried out in your own time, or work time (for the latter with the consent of your line manager).

This research project has been given approval by Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children.

Alternatively, a phone message can be left with my supervisor,

Dr Ian Hyslop, Ph: 09 373 7999 (ext 46439)

 

APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND HUMAN PARTICIPANTS ETHICS COMMITTEE ON November 19, 2018 for 3 years, Reference Number 022032

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:

A social worker aged 21 years old or older, speak and understand English, and have completed or are in the final stage of completing a foundational social work qualification and currently practicing social work


Kia ora,

My name is Hawa Fitzgerald and I am enrolled as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Massey University. I am currently employed at the School of Social Services at Whitireia New Zealand as a full-time tutor for the Bachelor of Social Work degree. I would like to invite you to participate in this research study about social work knowledge. Taking part in this study involves one interview.

The aim of the project 

This study seeks to explore how social workers build knowledge, such as theories, research, policies, cultural knowledge and practice wisdom. It also aims to explore how social workers apply knowledge into practice and the influence of their application on the interactions, behaviour and practice outcomes with clients.

Invitation to participate

 

If you are a social worker aged 21 years old or older, speak and understand English, and have completed or are in the final stage of completing a foundational social work qualification and currently practicing social work, you are invited to contact me regarding participation in this study.

There will be a small koha of a $25 voucher, as an appreciation of your valuable time, and any transport expenses that may occur. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested please contact me:

Principal researcher

Hawa Fitzgerald: Hawa.Fitzgerald@whitireia.ac.nz / 04 8305490 / 029 129 7229

Supervisors

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue. Phone: (06) 356 9099 ext. 83517 / Email: K.B.ODonoghue@massey.ac.nz  

Dr Kathryn Hay. Phone: (06) 356 9099 ext. 83518 / Email: K.S.Hay@massey.ac.nz

Ngā mihi nui,

Hawa Fitzgerald

Criteria:

  • Social/Community workers who have worked with families in Aotearoa New Zealand and the families have experienced poverty.
  • It would be ideal that the Social/Community workers have two years experience in this field of practice.

Poverty is an increasing and devastating social problem
in today’s society.

Are you looking to share your experiences and help provide insight into one of Aotearoa’s top problems facing our country? Then this opportunity could be for you! Please also forward onto your colleagues.

What is the Research about?

This research project is interested in social workers’ perspectives on the causes and impacts of poverty for New Zealand families. If you want to participate, it would include one semi-structured interview of approximately an hour in length.

Criteria:

Social/Community workers who have worked with families in Aotearoa New Zealand and the families have experienced poverty. It would be ideal that the Social/Community workers have two years experience in this field of practice.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me for an information sheet if you have any questions please contact me or my supervisor by the details below:

Researcher: Kayla McGilligan

Phone: 0221029726

Email: kaylamcgilligan@gmail.com

Supervisor: Nicky Stanley-Clarke PhD

Phone: 06 356 9099 extn 83515

Email: N.Stanley-Clarke@massey.ac.nz

Criteria

  • qualified social worker in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • are currently working in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • are willing to share your experiences and thoughts about your work and the social work profession

Kia ora koutou, my name is Olivia LaMontagne and I am a PhD student at the University of Canterbury.

The purpose of this research is to understand the work of social workers who may perform ‘macro interventions’ in Aotearoa New Zealand.   ‘Macro interventions’ refers to interventions that bring about organisational, community or society-wide change. Macro work can include tasks related to: management/leadership, organisational change, community development, policy change, research, teaching and others.

This research seeks to fill a gap in knowledge about how social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand use their education, values and ethics to initiate macro change.  The goal of this research is to use this data to understand macro social work in practice and to generate solutions to challenges that social workers may face.

Participation involves completing a survey that will take 15-20 minutes.  You will be asked about your role, your professional identity and your education/professional development.  The answers that you give on the survey will be completely anonymous and you can stop taking the survey at any time if you would like to stop participation.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in the second phase of the study which will involve an interview, this is optional.

If you are a qualified social worker who is currently working in a paid or voluntary capacity, I invite you to participate in this research.  Simply click on the link below and you will be directed to a full Participant Information Sheet and then you can choose to begin the survey.

http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1z6YBgtLbsuRYEJ

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact me:

Olivia LaMontagne

olivia.lamontagne@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Criteria

  • qualified social worker in the Waikato area
  • with at least three years practice experience of supporting children with intellectual disabilities to deal with abuse, neglect and trauma
  • would like to share your perspectives and experiences supporting this group of children,

My name is Kim Simpson and I am a Master of Social Work student at Massey University, Palmerston North.

As part of my study, I am undertaking a research thesis about New Zealand social workers’ responses to abuse, neglect and trauma of children with intellectual disability.

Participation will involve one interview of approximately one to one and half hours at a time and place convenient to you.  Participation is voluntary and all of your identifiable details will be kept confidential.

If you are a qualified social worker in the Waikato area with at least three years practice experience of supporting children with intellectual disabilities to deal with abuse, neglect and trauma and would like to share your perspectives and experiences supporting this group of children, I would like to invite you to participate in this research.

If you are interested in participating or want to find out more information, please contact:

Kim Simpson

0276-226-451 or kims246@msn.com

My name is Jennifer Leadbeater and I am a student currently completing a Masters of Applied Social Work (MAppSW) through Massey University. As part of the requirements of this degree, I am undertaking a small project that seeks to explore how mental health organisations operate as inclusive or exclusionary spaces for LGBTQIA* clients, from the perspective of 3 to 5 LGBTQIA*-identifying social workers. Additionally, I am interested in understanding how organisational contexts interact with LGBTQIA* social workers’ willingness to advocate for Rainbow-friendly policies and practices. This research is being carried out under the supervision of Ms Helen Simmons – Senior Professional Clinician, School of Social Work.

Criteria for inclusion in this project include:

  • Qualified social worker
  • Identifies as LGBTQIA*
  • Minimum two-years’ experience in the mental health sector, within the past three-years.
  • Has worked with LGBTQIA* clients in that context

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact either myself at Jennie.Leadbeater.1@uni.massey.ac.nz, or my supervisor, Ms. Helen Simmons, at H.Simmons@massey.ac.nz or (06) 356 9099  ext. 83512.

Criteria

I would like to interview you if you are a social worker, Family Group Conference coordinator, youth worker, youth advocate, or other social services employees who has two years or more of experience and has attended at least four youth justice Family Group Conferences.


Kia ora,

My name is Joseph Fleming and I’m a student at Massey University completing my Master of Applied Social Work. I am undertaking some research this year which focuses on this question:

What are the barriers and facilitators to inclusion and positive outcomes in the youth justice Family Group Conference for Māori youth?

The aims of this research are to:

  • Outline and understand some of the barriers to positive outcomes for Māori youth and their whānau in the youth justice Family Group Conference.
  • Identify some things that are working well and discuss how these can be built upon
  • Discuss the research findings in the context of youth justice in New Zealand
  • Enhance and contribute to the current literature in this area

Criteria

I would like to interview you if you are

  • a social worker, Family Group Conference coordinator, youth worker, youth advocate, or other social services employees
  • who has two years or more of experience
  • and has attended at least four youth justice Family Group Conferences.

I would value your experience immensely for my research project. Upon completion of the project you will be provided with an electronic copy of the research. An information sheet is attached which provides additional details of the research.

If you wish to participate or have any questions about this research, please do not hesitate to contact me on either:

Email: josephmark5891@hotmail.com

Phone: (027) 941 7086

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