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Workers and employers celebrate historic decision to extend pay equity to all community-based social workers

24 November 2022 - Workers and employers are welcoming the Government’s decision to extend pay equity to all social workers across Aotearoa New Zealand’s community-based social services.The Government’s decision announced today will mean 4,600 workers will receive equitable pay for the work they are doing every day. SSPA’s Chief Executive, Dr Claire Achmad, said the pay equity extension would be felt throughout the social services community. “This is a major win for our community-based social services. This will make a tangible difference for tauwhiro, and strengthen their work with children, rangatahi and whānau. The decision sends a strong message that the essential mahi of social work is valued and recognised.”  Read the full media release here.

SSPA welcomes back 'Being Trauma–Informed in Practice' with Dr. Nicola Atwool

November 2022 - Being Trauma-Informed in Practice | 3-part online workshop
This 3-part online workshop, facilitated by Dr. Nicola Atwool, will help participants develop a strong trauma-informed practice. The first two sessions will provide a combination of information sharing and small group activities to allow a focus on implications for participants’ own practice.  The third session will take place 2 weeks after the first two sessions and will begin with feedback from participants about their experience of implementing trauma-informed practice.  Challenges and barriers will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies to support implementation.

DATES:
Part 1 - Thursday 24 November 2022 9am-12:30pm 
Part 2 - Friday 25 November 2022 9am-12pm
Part 3 Follow-up session - Thursday 8 December 2022 9am-10:30am

FEES:
$100 (+GST) for SSPA members
$150 (+GST) for non SSPA member

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