I really admire my field educators who, on top of all of those things, ALSO took me on as a student!I've really enjoyed this field placement because I was given some pretty awesome opportunities to be involved in including case managing clients, facilitating groups, attending a forensic tribunal, as well as participating in professional development training and agency visits.Reflective essays are those sorts of essays that seem oh so easy, and yet oh so hard to write, all at the same time.
I really admire my field educators who, on top of all of those things, ALSO took me on as a student!
This blog has been the hardest to write for me by far.
In part, the challenge stems from trying to sum up months worth of experiences is just a few paragraphs.
As I leave, I want to thank anyone who has been reading my blogs, and I’d also like to thank everyone here at Experience who has helped me out.
This has truly been a great learning experience and I’ll be forever indebted to those who gave me a hand here.
As such, this was a great introduction to community mental health, where social workers are considered a "jack of all trades".
Not only are social workers skilled at clinical casework, group facilitation, family work, housing and financial referrals, intake, crisis intervention, and community development…
As part of working with individuals, the Greater Newcastle Cluster social work team at Community Health, ask their clients to complete a hand to share their counselling journey as part of an evaluation for the service they provide.
I have completed a hand as a reflection of my journey during my placement., so was my field placement with Hunter New England Mental Health.
I would like to offer special thanks to Rowena (my supervisor) who has been very thoughtful of my learning and opened up so many opportunities.
It has been a pleasure to be included as part of great team of social workers and the sharing of knowledge and experiences, especially with Amanda and Lesley whilst working at Newcastle.