Member Services/Benefits

All members of ANZASW gain access to the following services.

ANZASW provides (access to) a range of CPD events>> throughout New Zealand including free ANZASW webinars>>.

Another service ANZASW is in the process of developing for members at subsidised rates  is Professional Development Online Training Modules, the first being Courageous Conversations>>

While the five-yearly recertification process will cease to be a requirement once the Bill is enacted the requirement to complete professional development will continue to be an essential requirement of registration.


While the five-yearly recertification process will cease to be a requirement once the Bill is enacted (Dec 2018 Approx) the requirement to complete professional development will continue to be an essential requirement of registration.

With this in mind, we have developed in collaboration with the SWRB an Online CPD Log which is free to members – this can replace the frustrating word template that is currently being used and is a secure, mobile responsive, simple solution.

I have had a wee look around and play with the online log…so I didn’t actually follow your guide at all and wanted to see if I could intuitively work the system without it first.  The answer is yes I could! I liked the dropbox and it was reasonably obvious to me what was required in each box and how to navigate around the system…I found the actual mechanics of working around the site quite easy… I love the fact that the log is in a secure space and is not likely to be lost by crashed harddrives or USB sticks and that you can return to complete it as you go…

– Karen Shepherd, ANZASW Member

Take me to the Online CPD Log>>

As a Member of ANZASW, you are given professional indemnity insurance which is tailor-made to protect you as the social worker and not your organisation and represents very good value for money.

Purchasing a similar policy without the unique ANZASW extensions would cost an individual around $2,000 per annum.

It will provide protection for social workers when there is a  complaint about their social work practice – eg to ANZASW,  SWRB, Health & Disability Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner,  employer or giving evidence in the Coroners Court

The Legal Advisory HelpLine provides up to $2,500 in legal advice without making an indemnity claim. Phone 0800 694 294 and following the directions.

 

2012-2016

  • Claim range $42,387 – $1,750
  • Median claim $8,695

All members of ANZASW have access to the free online quarterly professional journal called Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal>> with articles, papers, opinions, reviews and other items of interest to Social Workers.  ANZASW also publishes every two months an e-newsletter called NoticeBoard>> that contains up-to-date information about the activities of the Association. ANZASW also sends a fortnightly e-Notice email with information about social work job vacancies, CPD, conferences & notices

ANZASW Publications

ANZASW is independent which enables the Association to have a voice in political and public arenas.

In all the member surveys on expectations of ANZASW members have clearly indicated that they wanted ANZASW to have a strong voice on:

  • Social justice issues
  • Promoting social work and social workers

To assist with this ANZASW appointed Emanuel Stoakes to the position Advocacy and Communications. This has lifted the ANZASW profile significantly.

This is a link to media releases on Scoop http://info.scoop.co.nz/ANZASW

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ANZASW Advocacy

All members are now covered by a $1500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit, including $500 spouse coverage and a further $500 coverage on dependent children. This is an automatic membership benefit of belonging to ANZASW.

Members also have the option to increase their coverage by an additional $10,000 which costs just $2 for the first year…

AIL of New Zealand Ltd: Special $10,000 Benefit

As at 01 July 2018 ANZASW will no longer provide a competency & recertification assessment service.

This decision has been reached after considering a number of issues.

  1. The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill is proposing to remove the requirement for New Zealand qualified social workers to complete a competence assessment at the time of registration and to repeal the requirement for social workers to recertify every five years. It is anticipated that the Bill will be enacted in the later part of 2018.
  2. Another influencing factor is that since the Social Workers Registration Board began providing competence and recertification assessments in 2010 the ANZASW competence assessment business has become an increasingly smaller component of the ANZASW services and has become an increased financial liability.
  3. Exiting the competence assessment service will enable ANZASW to focus on developing more services for members.

 


In addition to these services, members also have the opportunity to benefit from participation in ANZASW in the following five ways. All of these benefits of membership rely more heavily on the motivation of the individual and their willingness to actively participate in the work of the Association at either a local or national level:

Involvement in developing an indigenous model of social work for Aotearoa New Zealand, with a unique code of practice set in the context of a meaningful partnership with Tangata Whenua Takawaenga o Aotearoa.

Participation also provides the opportunity to learn or develop skills that members may not otherwise have the opportunity to develop. Possible examples include: writing for the journal, publicity, media work, publishing, conference organisation, the governance role in running an organisation and submission writing.

Through involvement with ANZASW, both at a local and national level, members are able to develop a range of social work contacts in many agencies throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.


Getting Involved


 

Member Forum


 

ANZASW is affiliated to the International Federation of Social Work and sends representatives to world and regional Asia Pacific conferences, and in this way provides members with a mechanism to learn about and influence global social work issues.

Does this sound like something you’d like to be part of?  Want to Join & become a Member?