Social Workers recognise World Social Justice Day

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 1:35 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers recognises World Social Justice Day 2019. Social Justice is a concept that acknowledges the distribution of wealth, influence and privilege in society is not always fair and seeks to address these deficits, so that individuals and families / whanau […]

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Social Workers – Shine, North Shore

Here at Shine we provide a range of effective, practical and innovative services that help thousands of adults and children affected by domestic abuse every year. We help both directly and indirectly through our frontline services and our professional training programmes.
We are looking for two Social Workers on Auckland’s North Shore, who have specialist knowledge of intimate partner violence and family violence to provide advocacy and support to these individuals and families. You will use a multi-skilled and community-connected approach to provide resources and information to women and children.

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Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 1:27 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased that the Supplementary Order Paper making changes to the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill was agreed to by a majority vote on Tuesday. The Bill now moves to its third reading ANZASW is heartened by the […]

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The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes Second Reading

The journey for social work registration commenced in 1964 when the New Zealand Association of Social Workers was established. The first milestone to achieving this was voluntary registration of Social Workers provided by the Social Workers Registration Act 2003. With over 7,000 social workers already registered it is clear that the profession recognises the value and benefits of registration in a voluntary regime. The Alliance now looks forward to the final stage, the SOP being adopted and the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passing Third Reading. This will be a momentous occasion for the profession and those who use social work services.

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ANZASW statement on Waitangi Day

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 10:45 amPress Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) joins members, the social work profession as a whole and all New Zealanders in celebrating our National Day. ANZASW views Waitangi Day as an opportunity to reflect on Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi, the commitments that were […]

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Remembering Professor Ian Shirley

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) mourns the loss of Professor Ian Shirley, who passed away at the weekend. Professor Shirley will be remembered as a man of brilliance and integrity, who strove throughout his long career to advance the cause of social justice in this country, contributing so much to the development of social policy, both […]

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ANZASW Response to Oxfam Report on Inequality

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 3:24 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that research released by Oxfam this week highlights the need for urgent measures to be adopted to close the widening gap between the richest and least well-off in our society. The study, which revealed that the wealth […]

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ANZASW Statement on Amendments to Crucial Social Work Bill

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:10 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to learn that Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development, has proposed that the Social Work Registration Legislation Bill include a scope of practice to determine who is required to register as a Social Worker. ANZASW has […]

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