Reflecting on my career as a social worker so far has caused me to consider what a wonderful profession social work is and how diverse practice can be. I chose to do social work as a great way to express my strong Christian faith. Having worked for over 34 years as a social worker has seen me in a variety of roles. These have included those with government, non-government organisations, private practice and academia.
I have had the privilege of practicing in a range of fields – community development, individual and family work, group work, community education, for statutory and non-statutory agencies covering issues as diverse as child protection, juvenile justice, adoptions, health, defence, homelessness, domestic violence, finance and refugees. I have worked in rural and remote communities as well as metropolitan and regional cities.