This workshop consists of presentations, discussions, sharing of experiences/information amongst participants, networking and business planning activity based on newly acquired information. It includes:
- a framework for reviewing and revitalising a social work private practice
- a template for participants to begin their revitalisation process
- consideration of new business models
- new skills including ethical marketing as a social worker, generating referrals; marketing trends, gaining contracts and accessing government funding; tendering
- new funding and service opportunities
- emerging service delivery methods
- risk management
- resources available to SWs for creating and revitalising a private practice - AASW and others
- networking with other SWs
Who should attend?
This workshop will be tailored to Social Workers in Private Practice, who want to revitalise and grow their practices and upgrade their business knowledge and skills. It will also be of value to social workers intending to go into private practice in the future.
What are the learning outcomes for participants?
At the end of this workshop participants will :
- have a working understanding of a framework for reviewing and revitalising their social work private practice
- have a template for planning to revitalise their practices (a business planning model)
- be aware of new business models
- have an awareness of new skills including ethical marketing as a social worker, generating referrals; marketing trends, gaining contracts and accessing government funding; tendering
- be aware of new funding and service opportunities and emerging service delivery methods
- appreciate the need for risk management
- have an awareness of the resources that are available to them as private practitioners; and
- have had the opportunity to develop a network of social workers in private practice for ongoing support, referrals and peer supervision
to effectively and ethically plan for and improve their private practices.
About the Presenters
Doug Burke is an experienced facilitator, group worker, program manager, social worker, an Accredited Mental health social worker, clinical counsellor and Medicare provider. Doug has more than 30 years clinical experience, and specialises in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression.
He works in private practice (theraFIT Pty Ltd), having previous clinical and group work experience in the Australian Government’s Vietnam Veterans and Families Counselling Service (for 19 years). Doug has been in private practice full time since 2001 and had a part-time private practice for over a decade prior to that.
Sharon Burke (also a social worker) has managed the successful practice for a decade, contributed to its establishment and ongoing program development, including the accreditation and Medicare components of workshops. Sharon has a Graduate Diploma in Management with extensive experience in leadership and policy and program development roles within various public sector areas, including health, liquor, and tourism (including working with and helping to improve small businesses in these sectors). Sharon also has public sector experience in developing and managing major tenders and contracts, co-convenes the AASW QLD Private Practitioners’ Practice Group and has held senior social work positions in Children's Services and Royal Women's Hospital, developed and facilitated group work with clients - including adoptive parents, adoption applicants, new and young parents and in pre-natal classes.
Saturday 29 September 2018
10.00am - 4.30pm
Registration from 09.45 am
The workshop is fully catered.
CPD: 6 Hours
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