Social work in Australia: virtual teams offer supervision

Nickson, Amanda (2014) Social work in Australia: virtual teams offer supervision. The Guardian, 11 July 2014.

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Abstract

[Extract] Social work practice in rural Australia faces high staff turnover, burnout and difficulties in recruitment and retention. A lack of supervision and professional development opportunities have been identified as contributing to difficulties.

My research describes the process of peer supervision in virtual teams in rural and remote Australia, based on a research trial over a 12-month period.

The research revealed seven themes: connectedness with like-minded professionals; support; education; reflection on practice; structure and process; technology and the challenges of time, preparation and priority.

Item ID: 34058
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: social work; peer group supervision; technology; virtual teams; supervision
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 23:35
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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